June 30th, 2010
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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