Sunday, February 3, 2013

Lady Bug Quilt & Princess Quilt

Ladybug Quilt
My dear Derby ... you want every quilt I make but this
one and the princess quilt [below] have already been
promised to two little girls {Angel & Katerina} who are twins.
 I have to tell you a short story about my hair dresser.
Hope & her husband have a son who will graduate from
Towson State College this year.  Hope's sister-in-law lives
in Colorado with 3 children - twin girls {age 3} and a
boy {age 4} ... the children's parents never married
and to make a long sad story very short - the children's mother
passed away suddenly due to a brain aneurysm. 
 Hope & her husband could not let the kids be split up
and put into the 'system' to be adopted so they opened
 their hearts and totally changed their lives and went for
the legal adoption of these children.
This is really a pretty incredible act of un-selfishish to me. 
 So this ladybug quilt and the princess quilt
will be going to the twin girls.  The little boy {Jack}
likes superhero's so that will be his quilt theme.

 Hope & her husband are taking the kids to Disney
next month for the twins birthday present.

 Both quilts are colorful and happy.
 I enjoy doing the final stage of hand-sewing
the binding all around the end.
 I figured for a simple quilt it takes me approximately
20 hours of work from start to finish.
Have a great Sunday!


  1. That is a very sad story. Such a young age to lose their mother. I'm sure it's hard for them to understand. Those quilts are really nice.
    I love the expression on Derby's face in that first picture. It really made me laugh

  2. Wonderful people and a great act of love. How kind of you too. We know the girls will treasure their quilts. Have a marvelous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. WOW. What a story and what bee-yoo-ti-ful quilts!

  4. Those quilts are absolutely beautiful!! What a glad that your hairdresser took those kids in. A wonderful act of love indeed.

    Derby's looks are very funny!