This is the only picture I have of this quilt.
The picture isn’t that great – in case you can’t tell, those are soft, fuzzy chenille strips that make up the lion’s mane, the zebra’s stripes, the belly on the monkey, around the elephant’s ears…. it was a lot of fun to make. The front of the quilt is flannel, and the back is a minkee-like fabric, super-soft to the touch.
I made it a few years ago for a woman I see on a professional basis. Actually, I made it for her newborn baby girl, who is now a toddler. I’ve never met the child and probably never will, but every once in a while I get updates through her mom, whom I still see on a professional basis. Yesterday her mom told me this little girl loves this quilt so much that she HAS to sleep with it every night. She loves the softness of the flannel and minkee. Mom has to be very sneaky about washing it. When she gets tucked into bed, the child picks a specific color of the binding to have next to her face. As I was listening to her mom talk about how this child loves and is comforted by this quilt, tears welled up in my eyes. There is NOTHING in this world that feels as good as knowing something you made brings such pleasure to another human being.
The fact that several years later she is so attached to your quilt really says something, doesn’t it? What a wonderful feeling. It’s such a happy quilt too! Don’t be surprised if in another year or two it comes back to you with a plea to be repaired because it’s been loved so much 🙂 ~ Cindi