I got an amazing opportunity to make a beautiful quilt for a foot-stomping, pigtailed, twirling, dancing, smiling friend. she’s perfectly adorable and 2. the quilt is made from her most important clothes from her first few years of life. it reflects her polish-italian background and even includes part of a halloween costume and bits of her favorite hats.
I had so much fun making this quilt for lovely little lola. it’s always such an honor making these baby clothes quilts. for lola, I spent lots of time incorporating ruffles and pleats and designs from the special shirts. I hadn’t met lola while I was making the quilt but when I met her friendly and feisty self I felt like I already knew her. it might have just been how amazingly bright and bouncy she is but I think it also had to do with the fact that her most precious clothes sat in my studio and lap for a good length of time. a little something must have rubbed off.
all I know is that when he dad picked her up with one hand, tipped her upside down and called her a monkey I thought to myself that seems about right. as if I knew! but, it seemed like I did know. crazy as it sounds. I know that I was trusted with something pretty precious and I hope I did it justice. it can get a little emotional…the whole handing over really special baby clothes thing…for everyone including me.
but, we all left happy.