I finished up Alec and Tiffany's Christmas present last week and delivered it to them. Yes, it is March. But did you notice the part about "I finished" it. That doesn't happen all that often with my projects.
I love this particular project because I started it and made most of it under the watchful care of my mom. She "oohed" and "aahed" at all the appropriate times. She guided me through a few confusing parts in the instructions. But mostly she was a cheering section. I miss my mom. But when I look at that quilt I will always have the memory of her proud smile.
Every single stitch in this adorable creation was done with tender sweet thoughts of Alec & Tiffany. I love those two kids more than words can say. I just hoped that they would love it. I imagined them snuggling together on chili nights studying, watching TV, making out. (Come on now...I'm a romantic at heart) Maybe laying one or two (3 or 4 or 5) new little babies on a softened by wear quilt. Sitting on the grass watching toddlers play at the park. Oh you can see where all these thoughts took me.
I was also excited because it is the first all by myself quilt. Start to finish. My sister has been teaching me so much about this quilting stuff. She is amazing. I thought I would put some of her lessons to work. I'm excited about the outcome!
So what do you think?
I love it!
Merry Christmas Alec & Tiffany!