My friend Deb made this absolutely adorable quilt for our little girl - and I love it so, so much.
You see, I had many bags of her baby clothes which I just couldn't bear to throw out, yet it seemed a little pointless to have them stored in the garage. A small dilemma, until I came up with the idea of making a quilt from them.
I had planned make this myself, but when the time came, I just couldn't bear to take to any of the outfits with a pair of scissors, so I enlisted the help of one of my quilting heros. Someone who makes quilts with such love, care and undeniable heart. Deb.
Each and every square has a memory for us.
The outfit she came home from the hospital in, her first strawberry, her immunisations, her first cuddles with grandparents...
Our little girl was ecstatic when she found it in my suitcase.
"Oooh was tis? Waz tis? Mummy? Oooh... ladybird, oooh... teddy bear" Giggle. Another giggle.... POCKET! Squeal! Flowa, more flowas... Giggle.... (and then the best compliment you can get..) MINE! Mine Mummy. Mine!
She spent ages poring over every little detail when she went to bed, and has discovered that she can store her dummy in one of the pockets :) Seriously - she is in love.
Thanks so so so much for making this for us Deb - we all love it so much.