I finally finished my goal for 2011. In January 2011, I made the goal of making a quilt for each one of my four children. Due to lack of time and unforeseen circumstances (eg. broken sewing machine, international move) I only completed two. In 2012, I progressed on both the boys’ quilts and managed to finish B2’s quilt in January 2013. When I gave it to him, B1 did a big song and dance about him being the only one who did not have a quilt. I told him that I should be able to finish it by the next week. Then he said that the other quilts took months and months to make and if I finished his in a week, that meant that either his was smaller or of lesser quality than the others. So I did what any mom would do. I finished it and then hid it in a closet for a month so that he would think it took longer to make. Finally I gave it to him, and he was very happy with it.
This quilt uses the same fabrics as B2’s quilt, but it was cut into squares and and I used the disappearing nine-patch technique.
The quilting was definitely faster than B2’s. I just did a meander over the whole quilt.
What can I say about B1? He is a very smart and serious ten-year-old boy who wants to know about everything. He has a strong sense of right and wrong and fights for justice. He would be an excellent referee. He needs to learn how to handle the stress of not being perfect, but I am very proud of the young man he is becoming.
Now that each of my children have a quilt, I can cross it off my list and move on to other projects.