This was a hard quilt to design, not because of the lack of good quilt designs out there, but simply because of some complicating factors around the recipient and her specific needs.
I needed a quilt suitable for a child who would be entering respite care on occasion, and so the quilt would potentially have a very hard life.
I won’t go into the details of the recipients health, but in the end I settled on a heavy duty quilt with a denim back, and some cotton drill on the front. I used as little quilt weight fabric as possible, so it won’t suffer going through the wash. I used some Dr Suess name blocks to spell out her name, and used up scraps to form log cabin blocks.
I used her name on the front, since I wanted something for her, and for which there would never be any argument about to whom it belonged.
I will put it in the post this morning, with chocolate and coffee for her stepmom. Maybe something for her siblings too…..more chocolate?