submitted by: Andrea Fuderer
This past year has been a complete whirlwind. I became a mom for the first time, quit my job as a teacher, and started my own business. I literally feel from time to time that I can’t do it all. Giving bottles, filling orders, hunting down supplies, cooking meals…it is a lot to handle! What these past few months have done is rekindle my love for sewing and creating. In the craziness of it all, I love it when something wonderful and beautiful just stops me in my tracks. My need for a creative outlet has been fulfilled through my little Etsy store, www.touchofgraydesigns.etsy.com .
My husband’s grandmother was a seamstress. He would always tell me stories of how she would sew him clothes, blankets, and lots of little toys. I found the quilt in a box, which had been passed down to us for our son. When I opened the box and saw the transportation quilt, I was amazed. Each square is a different method of transportation, and is beautifully appliquéd. I am not a quilter, but I know this amazing quilt must have taken so much time and love, something a grandmother made for her grandson. It is perfect for a little boy…perfect.
I plan to put this quilt on the wall in my son’s playroom. I hope that when I look at it I can understand the hours and hours of love and talent she poured into this quilt, reminding me to slow down, and be thankful that I also have the potential to create something beautiful. I am excited that it now belongs to my son and I hope he will treasure this quilt made by his great-grandmother for years to come.