Even though I bought the fabric in 2011, it took me until 2012 to come up with a plan for a quilt and start cutting. And then it took me until 2013 to actually put the plan into action. And so this year, as luck may have it, it's finally finished in time to enter it into the Blogger's Quilt Festival.
A queen-sized zig zag quilt. Front and back both flannel. Inside, a super soft layer of cotton-bamboo batting.
I managed to scratch out a small window of time this summer to quilt this lovely with the impending weather (much like doom unless you're inside with a hot drink) as my motivation. I knew going into this, that with two children, one dog and four cats (all of whom frequent our bed) this quilt was going to have to stand up to a LOT! So I made the decision to overlock the edges before binding and finish off with a sturdy zig zag stitch. I like the little touch of detail it lends to the edges and I love knowing that this thing will be around for a long time to come.
With my little girl snuggled safely in this quilt two years later, I am reminded of that cold winter night and look forward to many more cold winter nights snuggled in with her. I am also reminded that anything, including winter, is bearable if you have little girl snuggles and a quilt.