Vivian’s storm at sea baby quilt top has taken me forever to finish, but I’ve finally got it done. I started it back in October, and it was a project I worked on slowly over the last few months. It was a bit like quilt therapy; half celebration of a beautiful new little person, and half sadness and stress over the political reality of my country at the time of Vivian’s birth. It’s a disturbing juxtaposition: a perfect, uncorrupted child born into my family, and a jaded, corrupted president who is attempting a hostile takeover of my country. While the political climate in our country is alarming to say the least, baby Vivian is doing well. She is waking up to the world around her and has two very silly, and mostly sweet big sisters to show her the ropes.
In the last couple of weeks I’ve been thinking about how to quilt this. I have always hand quilted the quilts for the babies in my family. I had intended to do the same with this project but have been thinking recently that it would look better machine quilted.
I found a piece of fabric I’ve been holding onto and got it washed up for the back. It’s a Michael Miller print called Rain Dot. It isn’t quite big enough, so I think I’ll sew it to a piece of solid blue to make up the difference and get going.
Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts.