Mimi's Quilt for Eliza

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?).

Mimi's Quilt for Eliza

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.

Mimi's Quilt for Eliza

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.

Mimi's Quilt for Eliza

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.