A Quilt for Violet
One of my best friends in the world, had her third baby recently. Little Violet joined two older brothers, and inherited absolutely nothing of use from them. Well, nothing pretty at least.
Auntie Sarah simply couldn’t allow that to stand.
The quilt is similar to a few of the last ones I’ve made. It’s from the book, Patchwork Style, which is worth the $13 just to see the crazy photos of the woman in the book closing her eyes in almost every picture. Oh, and she is posing while eating an apple with a spoon. Good times.
Megan loves bright colors, so I wanted to make sure little Violet wasn’t bored to tears with pastels and muted tones. The camera equipment, and cassette tapes honor the sacrifice that Violet’s dad gave up by replacing his photo and music man-cave, for a baby girl’s room.
The Star Trek is an ode to Megan’s family tradition of watching the show every night growing up during dinner. The Beatles show Megan and Ethan’s love of music; one of their first dates was to a concert. The Charlie Brown fabric is to reflect Megan’s love of all things Peanuts (she walked down the aisle to a song from Peanuts), and the rest is just colorful fabric that I enjoyed and thought Miss Violet would enjoy spitting up all over.
I firmly think that girls in our society are “over pink-ified” and covered in glitter, sparkles, and “princess” monikers as soon as they are born. The back of the quilt reflected that a pretty blue can be “feminine” and just as lovely as something that screams “I need a man to rescue me”. Boom.
Little Violet was so excited by her quilt, that she spent the majority of the time snoozing in my arms. Jack was a crazy busy infant – which has followed him into childhood – so I am not used to a quiet and peaceful baby resting the afternoon away.
I’m in no hurry to be a single mom to two kids, but lawd have mercy, my ovaries were barking today. Maybe someday Troy will have a steady job that allows us to have another one.
Until then, I have little Violet in my life.