about two weeks ago my friend esther lost her mom. i'm no stranger to pain, but this kind of grief is currently beyond my comprehension. still, i was super bummed for her. the morning after i heard the news i started working on this.
i guess one of the thoughts behind this was that quilts are comforting. at least to me. nothing makes me feel as nice as wrapping up in a comfy blanket when i'm bummed. and of course, being a person who has a hard time sitting still and doing nothing, and being in a situation where you really can't do anything to help, i had to come up with something. to. do. since i'm kind of a moron when it comes to comforting words, this was my answer.
i really liked the fabrics, and i really liked the effect of only quilting the plain gray fabric. it gives it a weird illusion of depth when you're looking at it. plus i just didn't want the quilting to overwhelm the pretty amy butler fabric.
i admit i was pretty nervous about this. there's always the possibility when making something for someone that they'll hate it, or think you're weird for making something so...i don't know, eloborate? for them. but she seemed to like it so that was good.