Monday, April 1, 2013

Strawberry Nora Quilt

My sweet friends Courtney and Andy had a baby girl in February. She was born 11 weeks early and was, as her mother put it "feisty". They named her Nora, which I just loved (that's my daughters name, I think it's a beautiful name!) She brought joy to her family for only a few short days and then passed on to be with God again. Courtney is one of the sweetest people I've ever met in my life. I was so heartbroken to hear of the passing of their daughter, Nora. I wanted to do something, anything to help them feel even the smallest amount of comfort. And then it came to me, a quilt! I had the perfect fabric I bought two years ago and saved for something special. This was that something.

I saw a picture on Instagram of a quilt I just loved and knew it was the perfect pattern. I couldn't find the pattern online so I made up my own version that was a little different, but it was the effect I wanted.

I finished the quilt off with a hand embroidered label. Sometimes there are no words to fix stuff and no way to make something better- so you create something, with love, and hope it brings a little peace and happiness.