This quilt was made as a Christmas gift this year, but I can share it because I already presented it to it's recipients. For years now I've wanted to make a quilt for my husband's parents, but I've had a hard time deciding on just the right quilt to make. In November I suddenly knew exactly what I should do. (I love when that happens.)
First, I love the brown in there - gives the quilt some depth and makes it not just "Christmas-y."
Second, my in-laws live in Frederick, Maryland - right in the middle of Civil War battlefields and memorials, so a Civil War-inspired quilt seems fitting.
Third, whenever I think of Civil War and Christmas put together, I think of Little Women. I LOVE that book and the 1994 movie too. (Makes me cry every time.) Well, the first time I met my husband's family (when we were dating) my then-future-husband's younger brother kept pointing to my hair (which was long at the time) and talking about "Little Homen". His mom immediately cracked-up and explained that he loved Little Women and we had a great bonding moment over that movie. I took it as a sign right away that I would really like this family. :) And I was right. We had a great time with them here over Thanksgiving and I was able to give them the quilt then. And I will happily add that it was joyously received.Yay!