after reading this post in my “other blog” a friend of mine wanted me to post it here as well. this is the gift i made for my 7 month old niece. the real reason i made these is that from the longest possible time, my mother has wanted to make a patchwork quilt for her grandchildren. one that would be passed on in the family and she has been collecting swatches of cloth for many years now. unfortunately last year, she was diagnosed with a degenerative retina, this means she’s left with just 30 % vision in her ‘good’ eye. she had only one regret, that she can never make the quilt now. this is’nt quite what she had in mind, but i wanted to make something to cheer her up. to give credit to my mom, she is like Jhansi ki Rani, she’ll never give away that she cant see well, fiercely independent till date, she still runs the household and does everything herself. but all the stuff that she loved doing, like sewing (she’s an accomplished seamstress) and reading, she cant do. even her beloved television serials, she can only listen to the dialogues cos everything looks hazy to her.
the pink one was the first and i made some mistakes which i thankfully bettered with the blue one. the procrastinator in me began at the 11th hour, the power cuts were of no help, and the fact that i was leaving the next morning made me realise i had to be practical, hence the patches on the blue bed are much larger than the pink one!! they’re both filled with synthetic fill and hence washable, needed i guess if its meant for a child. my niece was delighted with the pillows cos she can stick all the lace straight into her mouth!! very convenient for her. so A, this post is for you!!