I love seeing the way folks who receive a quilt as a gift wrap themselves up in it right away. There is such joy on their faces, and I like to capture that moment, so here are a few of my favorite photos of "Sheer Love Units."
This is my granddaughter with her quilt, Blue Topaz.
This is my nephew with his quilt, Lighting in the Night Sky. (I think he likes it.) My sister tells me he sleeps in it every night, "wrapped up like a burrito." What more could I ask for?
This is my friend Daniela with Ola Pola.
This is my niece with Diamond Jubilee.
This is Diane with her Rail Fence quilt. She's got the back of the quilt facing up. Diane is fighting cancer and the quilt keeps her warm during her treatments.
One of my "fairly oddkids" with his quilt. (I'm an Honorary Auntie.)
My cat Millie believes she owns all my quilts, and makes sure they all get her "seal of approval" before they go to their new owners.
My son and his then girlfriend (now wife) with the Spools quilt.
When I was making it, my Mother, an artist, said of the Sunburst Rainbow quilt, "Lynne, nobody cold appreciate that quilt as much as me, so you have to give it to me." Well. I only have one Mom, so I did!
This quilt, Magic Happens, was a collaboration between (l - r) me, Julie Sefton and Chris Ballard.I love this quilt so much it lives on my bed.
My sleeping son with his cat Obi-wan on the Petals quilt (and underneath that is the yellow Sunshine quilt I made him several years ago.)
And sometimes it doesn't even have to be your own quilt to feel magical.