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 17 nieces and nephews. Today she’s showing you a chevron baby quilt.
I unfortunately do not have much memory at all of making this quilt, which is odd, being that it is the most recent one that I have made! I recognize the fabrics from many other quilts I have made.
It is a glorious thing when a quilter has a large enough stash that there is no need set foot inside a fabric store! When we moved about a month ago I was reminding myself and my husband that a sizable fabric stash is a GOOD thing, as we moved tub-upon-tub-upon-tub from our old basement to the trailer, then from the trailer to the new house, and finally to the new basement. 🙂
I do remember wanting to make a chevron quilt, and I loved how this turned out looking like the mountains reaching from the sea to the sky!
If I were to name this quilt, I think I would call it “Sunrise in the Mountains.” As naturalist and environmental philosopher John Muir stated, “How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains.” In my opinion there is not much that is more amazing than on this earth than experiencing the crisp morning air in the mountains.
My family holds in our hearts a special love for the mountains. Mountains remind us of beauty, adventure, and love for one we have lost, but will never forget…
My nephew L. will soon be climbing mountains in great strides and it is my wish that every one of his sunrises may hold promises, and that every one of his sunsets may hold peace.
Love Aunt Fessy
When my sister gave us this quilt, I remember she called it a time capsule of sorts. It both represented the chevron trend, and showed the process of time and sewing with all the fabrics from different quilts she’s made. We are so thankful for an amazing seamstress in our family with the love for quilting and the heart to gift quilts to each of her nieces and nephews! This is the end of this series, for now…but as soon as Aunt Fessy has another baby quilt sewn, we’ll be back!