One of the series which is back in full force for 2017 is My Sister’s Quilts.
If this is the first time you’re seeing this series, My Sister’s Quilts is the mini quilting memoirs of my sister who is a fantastic quilter and has made baby quilts for each of her 15 nieces and nephews. (But none for her own 2 children, so I hear…) Here she is to tell you about making this Moon Glow baby quilt for Aria.
Maybe you will have seen a moon glow quilt before, or a pattern for one. They are beautiful! I saw a pattern for one in a magazine in the year 2000 and fell in love with it. I had big ambitions! I went right out an bought all the material for the quilt and that is as far as I got. Then the fabric just sat in my material stash.
When I heard I had a new niece or nephew on the way, I adapted the pattern into a baby quilt. I was a college student at the time and the thought of saving money and using something I already had seemed like a good one. I lucked out when it was a niece that arrived and not a nephew. The colors matched her perfectly.
I adore the fabric combination in this quilt. Interestingly enough, I never did make the moon glow quilt that I originally fell in love with. Instead, yard-by-yard I continue to use the remaining fabrics in my other nieces and nephews quilts. It’s as if there is a little glow in every quilt… and together they represent all of my auntie love… a little ray shining on each one.
I remember thinking this baby quilt was beautiful when I finished it, but my niece Aria was again that much more beautiful. She is now a young woman with a beautiful glowing countenance!
If I had to pick only one of the 7 quilts “Aunt Fessy” has made for my children as my personal favorite, this one would be it! When we received it after Aria was born, I remember being struck by the color combinations…I had never seen or imagined black fabric being used in a baby quilt before, but it was absolutely, stunningly perfect!