We have had SG here for several hours today, & this is his quilt of choice, for making Cubbies, Rocket ships, Racing cars, etc. He loves this quilt above all others, & regards it as his 'special quilt' for making all of the above. Here it is draped over a chair, with Honey sneaking out from underneath, in the chair.And here it is, with Leo deciding to join the photo shoot!
DJ gave me a voucher for wonderful fabric, which I regarded as the perfect gift. So I made this quilt, knowing that SG was on the way- though, at that stage we didnt know he was 'he'. DJ specified I was to make this quilt 'for myself' & not for any one else. So, Imade it, imagining a grandchild who might one day enjoy it, might one day get some joy from it, the same as I had, in it's construction.
The fabrics are wonderfully bright, & it makes a good "I Spy" quilt, when the mood is right. It is also a good 'dirt' fabric blend- small accidents are not easily 'spotted'- haha.
SG has always loved this quilt, & it has always seemed to act as a soothing influence on him. I called it "Just for Fun" & noted on the label, it was 'made from the "perfect gift", of fabric'.
When SG was a baby he was often fractious, & cried for no apparent reason. I found whenever I covered him with 'Just for Fun', he settled, when it was cold, & if he fell asleep in my arms. I would just sit, & cradle him until he awoke.
Sometimes it would be hours later, before he woke, but at least he was happy, & slept soundly.
It must be a 'loveable quilt', as the dogs seem to love it as much as SG does, & they love to leap onto it- not always with SG's approval! Especially when he is building a cubby!
He loves this quilt, for no apparent reason, but perhaps his little soul percieved it, in contstruction, filled with so much anticipatory love?.