Okay, let's get back to the topic at hand....
While we were visiting my grandma in Wisconsin we had a chance to check out what she's done so far. It's absolutely beautiful. And it's huge! We actually had to move furniture out of the way to try to get it spread out completely.
She brought me all kinds of very elaborate quilt ideas when we were still in the planning stages of this project. I think she might've even been a little disappointed when I explained how simple I wanted to keep the design.
For me, the whole focus of the quilt was supposed to be each very special square of fabric. Not a fancy design. And certainly not a bunch of distracting border fabric. But to each their own. These quilts are going to be so incredibly important to our daughters someday. And each person's vision of what it should look like is different. It's a very personal decision. And there's no wrong way to design your quilt as far as I'm concerned. As long as you're happy with the end result.
I told my grandma I just wanted a simple block square quilt with no color on the front other than the squares. I chose a white chenille as the outer border. In between each square is white fabric with this dainty little print. It made me think of cherry blossoms when I first saw it. I love that it's not plain white but yet the print isn't very noticeable. Just subtle, ya know.
Especially since she may be a toddler before Mia even comes home. Okay, that was supposed to be a joke. I guess it really wasn't that funny. But seriously... look at the ages on this quilt. Travis is almost 8 1/2 now!
Grandma is putting the quilt away until the newest little T provides her hand print. Then she'll start work on it again. I'm hoping that we can actually get the print done on the day she's born. Just because I think that'll make her square all the more special if it's dated with her birthday. But it'll take some planning ahead to get that done. I really, really hope we can do it though. Really, really do. It'd be soooo special. Just an amazing little reminder of the day she was born. Immortalized forever on her cousin's quilt.
(Hint hint Carla! Since you're due next month.... maybe you should gather the fabric square and the paint NOW and pack it in your "going to the hospital" bag. That is, if we make it to the hospital this time. LOL!)