Is this why I quilt?

Whenever asked why I quilt, the answer that comes out right from the gut is: “Because I have to.” There are so many other activities in life that I thoroughly enjoy; quilting is something beyond even that, an expression of self… And then there are all those other many (and valid) reasons: I love fabric, I love playing with color and patterns, I absolutely thrive on drawing and designing.

A few days back I finished quilting Julian’s orange and turquoise quilt (I think they’re my new favorite colors!). And I have been lucky to be able to watch him enjoying the quilt these last few days. I love the pieced design, I am absolutely thrilled with Julian’s choice of fabrics, and I think I hit it with the simple quilting design I chose. I love everything about this quilt.

And then, when I snuck in to Julian’s bedroom yesterday morning to take pics of him sleeping under his quilt, it dawned on me that this is the reason why I make BED QUILTS! Need I say more?

As I told Julian, this is my way of wrapping him in my arms and holding him close. And that is the reason he gives me for dragging the quilt around wherever he goes.

He gets it. :)

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4 Comments

  1. Posted August 18, 2010 at 7:57 pm | Permalink

    What a sweet sweet post. Love the pictures of Julian sleeping with his quilt.

    p.s. Where are you located? I have always thought you were in the US.

  2. Posted August 18, 2010 at 9:28 pm | Permalink

    Wendy, I am down south, in Quito, Ecuador. While I’m at it, I should point out I am absolutely in awe of your quilting skills! (:

  3. Posted August 18, 2010 at 11:13 pm | Permalink

    Muchas gracias por tu comentario en mi blog. Te he respondido allí mismo. Me ha parecido muy buena tu observación, igualmente yo no hubiese utilizado ese material para trabajos que tuviesen que ser lavados posteriormente, al menos frecuentemente. Voy a incluir tu observacion en un próximo post, ya que no todos vuelven a ver los comentarios, pero quiero que la gente lo tome en cuenta.
    Me ha parecido precioso tu sitio y blog, lo estoy recorriendo de punta a punta!!!! Estarías de acuerdo en que invite a mis seguidores a visitarte??? Hay muchos tesoros escondidos en este mundo de los blogs y creo que éste es uno de ellos.
    He intentado escribirte a tu e mail pero me da un error permanente.

  4. Posted September 4, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    How precious! I love the messy hair. Glad he is loving the new quilt. I will have to keep this simple design and fabric style choices in mind when my boys get a little older. It looks like you’ve done a perfect job making a quilt for what could be a hard age to please. Love it!

  • Angie Padilla

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