I was sick last week Thursday. Well, I thought I was sick, turns out it was just the worst cramps of my whole life. TMI, I know. Anyway. Once my Advil kicked in, after I slept in till noon, I decided that I was gonna finish Alianna’s quilt. All that remained was binding. And thanks to this awesome tutorial, I could do it using overhang from my backing.
A little pinning…
Okay, a lot of pinning…
Toss it in the wash and you get…
A quilt! A finished one! My first finished one!
I took some pictures outside in the garden at my parents’ place in Toronto. It’s a beautiful garden with lots of stuff to look at. I spent many an afternoon as a preteen (we moved there when I was 11 or 12) playing games and tending flowers.
Looking at these pictures reminds me that Alianna will have this quilt forever… Even if it gets lost or damaged it is still a tangible part of her childhood. I hope she ties it to happy family memories, knowing that she has the biggest family, and that we all love her dearly.
The little bundles, the quilt for my niece and the mug rug for my sister-in-law, look so cute together in the sun. I just wanted to take pictures of them all day.
But eventually I had to go inside to get ready for the party. And it was a great day, full of family and food and celebration. A little bittersweet, because we were missing someone important. But as long as we remember that she’s there in spirit, we can continue to celebrate the good times we have together.
Happy Birthday, Alianna. May it be the first of a hundred happy celebrations on your day of birth.
I am linking my first finished quilt to a couple other blogs! This is my first time doing something like this, so please, be gentle.