09 August 2010
A quilt square
This is the quilt square I started Thursday. I have stitched this square before for myself for my Britter Critter quilt. It's from Brittercup and will be part of a memorial quilt for the parents of a little girl who passed away. I find these Britter animals so engaging and comforting, with simple lines and bright colors. I think it's appropriate for the loss of a child. I am hoping she liked dogs, but I chose it for the butterfly. The lady who organized the quilt said she loved butterflies, and there was a story how they went to the zoo one time, and a butterfly landed on her, and the keeper of the exhibit said butterflies only land on special people. I thought that was such a lovely memory for her parents to have of her.
I am stitching this mostly with the DMC conversion Michelle uses on this chart. The only think I have swapped out is the black on the dog. I stitched it in the same DMC Variations I stitched my quilt square in. I liked how it looked on the other project, brindle-y vs. black. I think it gives a softer look and I like that. I just realized this may be the only Britter Critter square I've stitched that ends up on a finshed quilt, so I want it to be just right.
I hope her parents like it. I hope I can do the job on it this family deserves.