Crosses and Hand Sewing

June 30th, 2010

Uly Quilt

Uly Quilt

Uly Quilt

Uly Quilt

I finally finished the quilt for Ulysses that I started when I was pregnant–so it has been about a year and a half. It fits a twin-sized bed so he is not not using it yet. I hope he has not formed opinions about bed dressings by the time he can. It is made from an extra sheet I bought for his bed, and other random prints I found in the same colorway. I am so happy with how it turned out. I hand quilted the whole thing, which I hope makes it special for him. I went a little crazy and made it reversible–I like the cross side better and Ryan likes the back.

It has been such a joy to make this for him. I love the idea that quilting, unlike anything else I do, has the chance of outlasting me and being snuggled around generations of my children and grandchildren; it is so romantic. I like to think about their uses–picnics, beach outings, warmth at night, forts in the living room, something treasured kept in a cedar chest and pulled out for company.

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  • 1. Sarah S  |  June 30th, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    It is just gorgeous!! I can”t wait to see it wear thin from little Uly”s love! Isn”t it wild to think that this will someday become like the quilts you have from your grandma that hold so much meaning?

  • 2. Nancy Cook  |  June 30th, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    Dacia

    I love the quilt as I”m sure Uly will too both the front and the back. Quilts are so special and I agree with your sentiments exactly. The hand stitching is really nice.

  • 3. savvy stitch  |  July 1st, 2010 at 12:08 am

    I think about that a lot–the quilts I make will probably outlast me and be passed on to the next generation. That”s why one of the most important parts about making the quilt is signing it.

    I love the “crosses” on the quilt and the lion fabric is really cool. It”s great that you made it reversible, too. The hand stitching must have taken FOREVER.

  • 4. aja  |  July 2nd, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Amazing, what a treasure for Mr. Uly. I love both sides!

  • 5. blair  |  July 5th, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Dacia it is beautiful! (What really made me gasp was when I realized how old your baby is!) The colors, everything, its wonderful. The design feels modern and nostalgic all at once. He will enjoy it for a long time to come.

  • 6. Nancy  |  July 8th, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Hi there,

    Wanted to let you know I”ve been a follower of your blog for a couple months now. I find inspiration in a lot of your posts. A more recently the inspiration I found was to create my own blog (actually did today). I also wanted to let you know I gave you a shout out on it and posted your link http://creativerockerchick.blogspot.com/
    Feel free to check it out (only one post there right now) Also feel free to remove this post if you are against people promoting on your blog without permission. I just wanted you to know your influence has been acknowledged. :)

  • 7. Fiona  |  August 23rd, 2011 at 3:48 am

    What a gorgeous quilt – I really love your colour scheme. This makes me want to make more quilts for my kids! xx

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