Thursday, August 29, 2013

Interlocking Squares Baby Quilt

Recently, I was sifting through a box of old photos — some dating back to the late 1970s — looking for something in particular which I did not find, but then discovered that I had already found it somewhere else.

In the course of my journey back through time, I came across this photo.

On the back was written "1988," in handwriting that somehow looked more like my mother's than mine. My best guess is that I sent this photo to her, she labeled it, and at some later time it was returned to me.

I pondered for several minutes, trying to remember who I made this quilt for. To the best of my recollection, it seemed that I had made it for the younger son of my friends, Janien and Scott. I sent Janien a message through Facebook, describing the quilt. She wrote back that, indeed this was the quilt in question.

She also reminded me that I had made a quilt for her older son as well. "Funny thing is that to this day Spencer's favorite color is red and Trevor's blue. I wonder if having those quilts in their rooms had anything to do with that."

I really like the illusion of three dimensionality in this design. If I were to make it again, I would extend the squares into the border to complete them.

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