I’m making a quilt for me, for my girls, a quilt to remember my fabric journey. These snippets are a collection of my favorite fabrics, mostly super cute kawaii prints that I’ve collected since 2008. For me, that feels like a long time to keep fabric. Especially pieces that I think are so crazy cute — they deserve to be used and enjoyed.
Not only does this quilt represent things I want to enjoy, but also signifies changes in my overall aesthetic. I’ve grown and changed since I began blogging in 2009, so much has happened. My girls were so small then, and I loved using fabrics they enjoyed. After all, noodlehead is my oldest daughter’s nickname and the main reason I started this blog, a record of things I’ve made for both my girls. These fabrics represent a side of me that loves super cute, that loves happy childhood things. And as my girls have grown (seriously it’s not like they’re THAT old, but still!) I’ve changed and my sewing has evolved into making things for me, for my more grown up design-loving side. It’s not that I don’t love all things cute anymore, but I’ve changed and grown, and this quilt will eventually be a special look back to my girls when they were small. Looking back at some of the prints, I cherish the things I’ve already made using each one. Things I had sewn for my girls, for others. Fabrics I simply had to have, they’re just SO happy!
So begins a long-term project, a quilt I can cherish and share with my family.
Thank you for being on this amazing fabric journey, too! Have a happy weekend!