|Raine's X-Rated Quilt|
I started off with Faith, Hope, Love print material I had found at JoAnn's 15 years ago (nothing like getting it using it right away), pulled in some other colors, and started arranging colors. I had to put the cheetah material in there - a little sassiness! I had Honey help me lay the quilt out (because he's awesome at it) and though I planned for it to be a simple personal snuggle quilt, it turned out to be big enough for a queen sized bed. There was some wonkiness going on with the border, but it just reminded me that only God is perfect and He uses that imperfection in each of us just the way He needs to.
|The other half|
Using free-motion quilting, I had the freedom to hide 20 adjectives describing her (from her kids and mom), her favorite scripture (Proverbs 3:5-6), the outline of the state she lives in, and her name within the winding endless 1,920 yards of thread. It's like a big word search! (I only posted these so she would know what words to look for in case she can't find them all.
Piano Key Boarder
|The back (half of it anyway)|
|Raine, her mom, Lindsey (daughter)|
I loved making this for Raine, my cousin. She's always been a special part of my life - from childhood playmate, college dorm-mate, encourager, prayer warrior, mentor, friend, fellow mom... I really wanted her to know that when she wraps that quilt around her, she is wrapped in love - literally.
Feb. 2013 Update: It was a little strange visiting Raine a few months ago and seeing this quilt on her bed. I guess I had spent so much time working on it, that it was like an old friend, and leaving it there just seemed wrong! I still love this one and maybe someday I'll make it again.