I had to search through my messy studio this weekend for a fabric to alter a client's dress. In searching, I came across a quilt top I had begun for my son long before we were even hopeful for Maisie. He has been using a pieced quilt top with dinosaurs on it for about six years. Bad mum that I am, I didn't even quilt it. Instead I made it into a duvet cover. Well, at eleven he is a bit old for dinos anymore. He had seen this one in progress and claimed he didn't like it, but that was years ago. To be tricky, I shook it out today and pretended to be folding it when he came in from school. Immediately he asked "What is that?"
" A quilt top" I replied.
"Who is it for?"
"I don't know yet, probably Maisie." (who gets everything, in his opinion) "Why? You don't like it, do you?"
"Yeah, yeah yeah!" jumping up and down, with his hands in front like a little bunny.
Had I asked him if he liked it, the reply would have been "Not really."
This works out well for me and for the little guy in line for the dino blankie, who has almost outgrown dinos himself already!
Also, below if a GORGEOUS book that came in the mail today. I love William Morris designs and this is filled with beautifully interpreted applique versions.
We are not ashamed of our helplessness
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