Tuesday, May 16, 2017

A plus quilt for baby.... in progress

Hi everyone,

I designed a little baby quilt to use some of the RSC2017 plus blocks I've been making. 

This baby quilt I'm donating to a young woman who is expecting her first child. This girl is 17 years old and was kicked out of her home when her parents found out she was pregnant. None of her family would take her in. One of my coworkers has a daughter in the same class, and offered to take her in. She's been with my coworkers family for six months now and is doing really well. When I heard this story it saddened me so much. I'm glad she is in a safe place now, with a good family to take care of her. I wanted to do my part and make a quilt for her baby. I had a teen pregnancy too. I ended up getting married at 18 years old. I had met the most amazing man, and I'm still married to him today, 21 years later. But it was hard, and a lot of people judged me harshly. I remember all those things that happened. I was fortunate to have family support. Even though they were not impressed with me, they still stood by me. 
I could not imagine being abandoned by my family. It would be devastating for this girl, at a time when she must feel like her life is falling apart. Making a quilt for her is my gift to help her in these challenging times. Many of my coworkers have donated items like cribs, clothing, strollers, and diapers. I'm always so impressed with the generosity of the people I work with. 

I would have gotten this quilt top done today, but my iron died. Ughhhhh! I'll have to go buy a new one tomorrow. 



Thank you for your part in this situation and you are doing a fun thing for her to use on her new little bundle--thank you for caring-
enjoy the moments, di

Dresden Quilter said...

It is very sweet and I know she will appreciate your support.

a good yarn said...

It's not easy to empathise with the circumstances of others and we can all be quick to judge. You kind and thoughtful gesture will be much appreciated I'm sure. I hope that her pregnancy goes well and that she has a brighter, happier future ahead.

Ellen said...

That is going to be an adorable quilt and I am sure the young mother will treasure it!

The Cozy Quilter said...

It takes a village to raise a child.and I am glad you are part of this child's village. Well done.