I didn’t have much of a plan when I started this quilt. I knew I wanted it to reflect Baby K’s adventure-seeking, nature-loving, modern mama and daddy. And I knew I wanted to create a modified flying geese pattern. And I LOVED these color combos–boyish but subdued. But what I didn’t expect as it came together is how perfect it would be for this adventurous family of three!
My favorite part about making my own patterns is that it’s hard to make mistakes–you just change up the original idea. It’s a great exercise in flexibility for the Type A gal that I am.
There were a few changes mid-layout, blocks finished and rearranged. When I finished the top and showed it to B before I started to quilt it he said, “Wow, I love how you made the mountains look like spring and winter in daytime and night.”
Um yeah, I TOTALLY meant to do that.
I guess my subconscious was channeling their Mount Kilimanjaro excursion.
It’s not every day someone asks you to cut up her wedding dress. As I snipped around the delicate beadwork and pleats, grains of beach sand fell out from the folds. Meghan and Joe got married on the beach, you see. As New Yorkers turned Floridians, they have not once taken this coastal paradise for granted.
Their dream had always been to retire there, a seaside condo where the sunrises dripped into the water and walks at sunset with their son could wash away anything hard or unruly from the day with a simple ripple of waves over their toes.
As I tidied up the table before bed tonight, I noticed a little pile of beach sand that had remained. I wish I could figure out how to sew those grains into the quilt, weaving as many pieces of this incredible woman into the blanket for her darling son.
It has me wrecked; ah, but it’s not about me. This quilt is all about her–and it’s all for her boys.
… and down to the wire. Almost ready for Baby K!
Windows open, sun streaming, breeze blowing, and bobbins spinning.
A modern, make-it-up-as-I-go flying geese quilt happening today. For someone as Type A as me, I sure don’t like to use patterns.
Sew Sew by Audrey Perrott has gone retail!! Sew Sew Sensory Sheets, formerly known as Snug Sheets, are now available on the site playgrowandlearn.net! A place where you can find amazing therapy tools and resources, as well as educational toys and kits, I am so excited to expand in an effort to help more families and kiddos get a good night’s sleep. I met the founder, Robyn Colley, a well-known and well-respected occupational therapist, on the beginning of our sensory journey and am humbled to be a part of her new venture.
All Sew Sew Sensory Sheets are still handmade by me, with lots of love and a special prayer over each one for each kiddo. They are also still available on my Etsy site.
Check out her site at playlearnandgrow.net and like her page on Facebook to keep up with her and share with your friends! We’d be so grateful.
Halloween 2016–a “roaring, flying dragon dinosaur that breathes fire” and a Jedi that started out as Qui Gon Jin and slowly became a “boy version of Rey.” 😂
Also, I turned a gourd into a swan. I named her Billie Madison. #stoplookingatmeswan #90sAdamSandlerjokes