I haven’t had as much time lately for quilting because days and nights have been busy. So I had an idea to instead show off some of the quilts I’ve made that are being loved by others along with little notes on why they are special. Since I quilt in honor of my aunt, I hope this post makes her proud that the skill she taught me is able to bring happiness to other families.
Natalie: “Our quilt was the absolutely perfect way to welcome Baby Track home from the hospital. It was warm and happy and made with love. We couldn’t be more grateful for it.”
Greta: “When I won the giveaway in December, I was SO excited, especially because I was chosen as the first of the three winners and I could claim the beautiful quilt as my own! It may technically be a Christmas quilt, but the colors go beautifully in my living room, and I am most definitely not going to pack it away for the next ten months.”
Kimsley: “There’s something special about using a handmade item for your kids. You know that it was made with special care and extra love. It brings a little piece of a best friend into your hearts and home.”
Alison at Writing, Wishing lives far, far away in Malaysia but that didn’t stop her from receiving a quilt for her Scrumplet before he was born. I’m still waiting for her to send me cupcakes…
Alison: “My baby boy has had this gorgeous quilt from Jessica since his first day. He’s played on it, spit up on it, and now he sleeps on it in his crib. It’s the one constant in his life (other than me!). The big boy loves pointing out the pictures on it, and has tried to steal the quilt on more than one occasion. Before the baby arrived? I was cuddling up with it. We love it.”
Her daughter says “It fits me just right!”
Elaine at Miss Elaine-ous Life also won my holiday giveaway and she wanted the quilt but Greta had already claimed it. When I sent Elaine the basket of products I also sent her the Americana quilt as a Christmas surprise.
Elaine: “It’s special because it was made by YOU and because you surprised me with it and that was awesome. Also, it reminds me of a quilt that Ben still has that was made by and given to me by a good friend’s mother at my baby shower for him and I think this one will be great to pass on to my kids or grand kids!”
Angela Amman has two of the I Spy quilts for kiddos. One with pink and one with green.
Angela: “We use our quilts all the time! They are bases for tea parties and in-home “beach parties”. The kids “play nap” with them (though I wouldn’t mind an actual nap now and then!), and they love just cuddling on the couch with them. The solid pattern is always on the outside because they love holding them up and looking at the different fabrics on the other side.”
Thank you to everyone who sent me pictures and quotes for this post and helped me honor my aunt.
And now I ask… What makes homemade gifts special to you?