Long term readers of my blog might recall the quilt I made for my wonderful mother-in-law in 2008. It was a gift to celebrate her 80th birthday in 2007, but took a little longer than planned
My MIL is a very youthful octogenarian, extroverted and great fun, and she loves to wear bright colours, so I used lots of Kaffe (and Kaffe-like) fabrics in her quilt.
I love the fabric on the back far too much to ever cut it up, so this was the perfect way to use it.
She mentioned a few weeks ago that it needed a wash and I offered to do it for her. She drove by and dropped it in this morning on her way to work. Yes, she still works!
When I handed over the newly-completed quilt 3 years ago it was crisp, bright and the quilting lines were clear and sharp.
But today my quilt feels so different – it feels loved!
Holding it in my arms before I popped it into the washing machine for a gentle wash, I realised how much softer and smoother it felt after being used constantly. I could feel the love in that quilt.
I hope she feels it too.