In the midst of wedding cake baking and fall festivities I managed to whip out a little quilt for an old friend.
I have known Brooke since the days of tutus and sequins. We have commiserated over horrendous dance numbers and waited in the wings nervously marking our steps. And while I couldn’t find any photos to post I can remember those days vividly.
When I found out she was expecting a little boy I set to work trying to find the right fabrics. In combing through my stash I came across some Alexander Henry elephants that I had purchased some time back. It’s whimsical and childlike without being too kitchy. Coupled with some coordinating blues and greens and the obligatory polka dots I was set. Of coarse there was a hasty trip to the store with fingers crossed to get just a little more fabric. One of these days I might plan ahead, but what fun would that be?
In piecing the back the elephants reminded me of the marching elephants in Jungle Book. Which, if you will allow a slight rant, makes me ask why Disney no longer makes good animated movies? I am sure I am not the only one who sang along to Part of My World until she was hoarse or wore out the Beauty & The Beast soundtrack, on tape. I just can’t get excited out Cinderella 2.5, though maybe that is because I am not the target audience…
this is beautiful! and how special that you made it yourself. You are so talented, dear. 🙂
Maybe someday you’ll get one too… or two… or three… Or maybe Wishbone and Turkey need one in the meantime!
Just so you know, we love you dearly, and we speak of your glory on a regular basis. You made our wedding. Thank you. Come visit… nay, MOVE to Chicago. You’d be great to have around. Pass that on to the Matty for me, wouldja?