It's a first for the both of us. The first quilt I have ever tried to sew and the first she has owned. I started this project about two months ago and it has been an interesting journey. I am sure I felt every emotion possible in the process.
It began with good intentions. The quilt I envisioned was perfect in every way. I did some research, studied some tutorials, and created the pattern. In the end, it was not perfect by any means... I made some measuring mistakes along the way, had to unstitch and cut certain parts, second guessed my color choices, but I made it through. This first of many quilts fell short of those good intentions but it is made with love. When she uses her little quilt, I want her to remember that she is wrapped in my love.
When I think about the process it took me to finish this, I think about my journey as mom. I am a mom full of good intentions and in the process, mistakes are made and things don't always turn out the way I envisioned them to be. I look back and wish I could have done certain things better.... but, at the end of the day this precious little girl knows that I love her with all my heart and that is all that matters.