Quilting-Step #1

The girls are charged to cut into this years big project. They, along with three of their friends, are making quilts for their beds. The patterns have been chosen, the calculations made, and today we took a trip to the fabric store.

My girls scoured the racks evaluating each and every possibility. Aleasha needed six fabrics and Emma only three. If you knew my girls you’d see how very classic this is. Emma is simple and to the point. She chose bright colors that match her personality. Aleasha is more serious. Her pattern is complicated, and the colors are deeper. Regardless of how different the selections, both quilts will be beautiful like my girls.

I must mention the best part of the fabric store trip. We didn’t take any of the boys. You can count the seconds on one hand from the time we step through the doors until my boys (including my husband) are begging to go.

Maybe the girls project will inspire me to finish the quilt I started in 1999. No that’s not a typo. It’s been twelve years. These moments sure do make me take a look at how fast time goes by.

Keep coming back to see how we’re doing. Next big step, cutting.

Have a great week,


Christina Suzann Nelson is an inspirational speaker and award-winning author of six books, including More Than We Remember, What Happens Next, and the Christy Award-winning The Way It Should Be. She is the mother of six children and is passionate about helping others find hope after trauma.


  • grandma

    What a fun project and I wish them the best! and prayers for you too Mom as you deal with them on what could be a rather steep learning curve.

    I too have a quilt needing completion. It was started too many years ago, top is finished but needs the quilting part, packed away (temporarily), lost because Grandpa threw it away and found packed in an under the bed plastic tub that is in a closet. Maybe the girls will give me the incentive to finish it!

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