Nothing pleases a mother more than to know that her daughter shares her love for fabric and adventure.
My daughter tagged along for the weekend on my first Minnesota Quilt Shop Hop adventure a couple of summers ago. I watched as she carefully and deftly rolled red, white, and blue scraps and stuffed them into a small plastic bag hoping it didn’t burst until after she’d paid for it. She told me she was thinking of making a special quilt to sit on to watch the public fireworks display at the Fourth of July celebration in town.
At another shop further down the road, she spied the perfect quilt on display. This shop specialized in Civil War fabrics and she bought the quilt pattern as well as some fabric that coordinated with the scraps she’d purchased earlier. It didn’t take long and she had finished her quilt in plenty of time to use last year.
My husband and I will be traveling to visit our daughter and her husband later this week and maybe, just maybe they’ll share a corner of that special quilt for us to sit upon while we watch the fireworks—the ones in the sky.
What I learned today:
- My daughter is already a talented quilter.
- A passion for fabric and quilting is a good trait to have inherited.
- No matter how you label “like mother, like daughter” (a phrase, a saying, an idiom, a proverb—even the experts disagree) there’s a lot of truth to it.
Question to Comment: Does your daughter share your passion for quilting or did you inherit your mother’s love for fabric?
Linking to Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts