July 13, 2012

The Coco Chanel/Old McDonald Quilt

 I was three-quarters finished with this peace/love/fashion quilt for a friend when she posted on facebook that her nearly 18-month-old daughter knows a kazillion animal sounds.  My compadre thought it really important that the animals representing the sounds show up on the quilt.
 Laramie, my Chihuahua, totally loved making this quilt. She's been indifferent to others but persisted in spreading out loooonng-ways across this one whenever I worked on it.

 Is that a happy cow or what?  I have the same design in pink but the blue just worked better . . .
 especially once I added the blue slithering snakes ("ssssssss").  The kitty, by the way, is orange for a reason:
because it's the same color as my friend's kitty.

We too the quilt/blankie over this evening, and it was so much fun thinking about how excited the toddler will be when she sees it (she was asleep when we got there), and how much fun she and her mom will have cuddling under it, with one of them thinking admiring the dresses and shoes while the other offers a background chorus of sssss, ribbit, meow, woof, moo, baa, roar, and more.  Ah, friendship; just another word for joy.

2 comments:

Kathy said...

What a colorful beautiful keepsake! I love it. Brilliant job on it.

Kathy
http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

Mary Cartledgehayes said...

Thanks, Kathy! It makes me happy thinking about my friend and her little girl giggling together under the quilt. xxxooo Mary Jo