Saturday, December 26, 2015


I made my daughter a quilt.  I've never quilted before, so I don't quite know what I'm doing.  It shows.

It is not the most beautiful quilt ever made.

It is full of imperfection upon imperfection, mistake after mistake.

There are a lot of screwups.

But she doesn't seem to care.  I hope she'll be so forgiving with all the imperfections, mistakes and screwups I make when it comes to the bigger things, too.  I've never parented before, so I don't quite know what I'm doing.  Sometimes it shows.  So, dear daughter, please accept this token of my love.  My imperfect, mistaken at times, screwed up love.  Make it keep you warm.


  1. It is beautiful! The imperfections make it all the more lovely. I also love that you didn't just straight-line quilt it. I gave my older daughter the first quilt I ever made, and it has lots of mistakes, but it's still special.

    1. I think the imperfections are what make it a real, human gift. :)

  2. It's gorgeous. I had lots of quilts growing up - both my mom and my grandmother sewed. The quilts were always best with some imperfections, even if they were the kind that came with time and use. Certain fabrics wearing through before their time (more of an issue when old garments were used for the quilts rather than "quilting fabric" all purchased new), the edges of the binding starting to fray, etc. It's love that makes a quilt great, not just skill and artistry. You did great!