Thursday, July 07, 2011
Last weekend I had an evening alone at home while the girls were spending the night at their grandparents house & Dylan was out with the guys. I took the opportunity to piece together the top of a quilt for our baby boy.
I cut & pieced the squares months ago, before we even knew the baby's gender. I wanted to make something physical that I'd have to remember those early days of pregnancy. Those in between days, where there was so much uncertainty & excitement of what was to come. The days where we couldn't believe all that had changed so quickly. Years of longing & hoping & praying that I'd get pregnant had abruptly come to an end & we didn't know what to do with ourselves. I didn't want to forget where we'd been. I didn't want to forget that feeling of being simultaneously terrified that the pregnancy wouldn't last & so full of complete joy that our family was growing. So I started a quilt for the baby.
I thought that I had chosen gender neutral colors, though it does lean more towards boy. I would totally wrap a girl in this quilt though, I just love blue. Well, the quilt never got finished in those early days & that's okay. I was happy to finally finish the top recently. Now I just need to get to the rest of it. Unfortunately my neighborhood fabric store closed down & I'm still really upset about it. This means that I have to drive across town to pick out a backing & binding fabric. So annoying!
Anyway, I don't know if I've ever been more in love with a quilt & it's not even finished yet. :)