Studies have shown that babies who are shown love and affection in infancy have much lower mortality rates, as well as higher IQ's later in life and lower instances of mental illness.
But what does that have to do with quilts?
My question is, can love be felt through a quilt?
Quilts provide warmth and comfort, absolutely.
But in all those hours I spend holding the fabric, cutting, piecing, pressing, basting, and then working it through my sewing machine for a few more hours of quilting... does some of my love remain in it?
Oh, and I forgot to mention the binding.
Especially if all those things are done while thinking of the recipient? Can they feel my love when wrapped in my quilt?
I hope so.
What do you think?
Oh, and by the way this is a new baby quilt that I designed (for a nephew coming soon into this world - but I didn't know the gender when I started it!) and I'm going to share the pattern with you here on my blog as soon as I can write it up!
Because I absolutely adore low volume quilts and I think everyone else should too. Wouldn't a free pattern help with that?
Now it's your turn to show off what you've been sewing up. What have you been working on? Upload a picture and show us in our Show Off Saturday Picture Party!
Remember, you don't need to have blog to add your picture and show off something you made this week. Just leave the 'link' field blank. But if you do have a blog and want to add a link to your picture, great! The most clicked link will be spotlighted here next Friday.
I would love it if you shared on Instagram too with the hashtag #showoffsaturday. Let's spread the party worldwide!
And don't forget to share the love and visit some of the other fun blogs in the party.
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