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.


Meari said...

I think the britter cup animals are adorable, too. You've got a good start.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Darling, Rachel. I am sure the girl's parents will be so touched.

Vicky said...

I love the brittercup animals also. That is going to be a great quilt square :)

Pumpkin said...

What a sweet story...

I just figured that out! I DO love the brown. What DMC number is it?

Kathy A. said...

Lovely choice for the memory quilt.
That is a truly wonderful thing that you are doing.

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls