A few weeks ago my mom (whom the kids call Mimi) finished an awesome quilt for Eliza. Eliza’s really excited about it, because she was ready for a big girl quilt. (My mom also made Eliza a baby quilt, which Eli has been loaning to Jonas. Isn’t it super cute that Eliza shares with him voluntarily?)
Eliza loves her new Mimi quilt; she likes things that people made so much more than things that were bought (her mama trained her well, n’est pas?).
I had to share the quilt because it’s beautiful, and also because I’m so thankful for the amazing amount of time and love that went into it.
My mom hand-embroidered each of the squares using vintage patterns. They each took 6-8 hours to complete! Crazy. Then she built the actual quilt, and she even did the quilting herself as well.
I loved having stuff like this when I was younger. I had a purple quilt that my mom made, and I thought about her every time I went to sleep with it. As a teenager, I also had a blanket my step-grandma knit for me. I love blankets like this because they’re like a big hug from the person who made it, even when they aren’t there.
I’m glad Eliza can have a portable hug too. Thanks, mom!
*My mom’s been working on teaching me to quilt, too. Here’s my first quilt.