The second quilt I ever made is a huge favorite around here. Craig claims it as his, the colors and soft and spring-like and it has definitely gotten softer and softer with every washing. I knew I wanted to make another one and started on it last summer. When I finished the top, I wasn’t really sure what plans I had for it and so I folded it up and put it in the closet. When I heard Melissa was sick again, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with the quilt.
Tragically, my own health issues interrupted my quilt-making and this one is just now finished. I wish with my heart of hearts that I would have been able to give this to her personally, but I take comfort knowing that I can give it to her children in her memory. I finished the picture-taking in the rain this morning so that I can wrap the quilt up and deliver it to them this week, which is forecast to be rainy and dreary around here. Hopefully this quilt will provide her family with a little bit of comfort.
I used the tutorial from Crazy Mom Quilts, and the fabrics are all House 2009 by Annette Tatum, and the finished size is roughly 52×60″.