but then, that's not an unfamiliar thing with Finn. This slightly unusal string quilt was given to the newly adopted son of my DD's friend.Nothing ever seems to make me happier than seeing a quilt in the hands of a child *VBS* But how the quilt came "to be" is the story today.
All those gorgeous flannel strings are the 'leftovers' from my friend Betsy making a graduation quilt for her youngest DD. I adore playing in Betsy's scraps...she has very good scraps!!!
Now I've been reading lately about piecing strings onto foundations, both paper and fabric. And I know that is traditional, but since I wasn't interested in laying them on the diagonal, why bother???? So I didn't. Just sewed the strips and strings together, any which way and width. Then I cut them into 6.5" blocks, cut lattice, sewed it all up and tied it with orange yarn.
Next thing I know here's DD#1 telling me that her friend L, has brought home a little boy(15 months old, I think) after a long wait. He was removed from his birth mother because of drug use. The availabity was 'up in the air' for awhile, but the courts in MN eventually terminated her rights to the child. Now he's officially adopted in a forever home. Strangely enough, his infant sister became available for adoption(much the same circumstances) a couple of years later. And DD's friend and DH were able to adopt her also. You might not think that is a happy ending, but as an adoptive parent of 5, I can tell you it's the least worst.