Nathan has gone back to California. He flew away this morning, leaving an empty room, a bit of a mess to clean up and a small hole in my heart.
I don't know why my children balk at having their pictures taken, but it is like engaging an act of Congress to get them to say "Cheese!" Hence the "Kilroy was here!" pose.
Anyway, this is Nathan's Christmas quilt. The pattern is Jacks be Quick and it really was a snap to put together.
It's a rather mellow quilt, perfect for a young man in the Army. Hidden in the quilt somewhere are the words "Hugs are in here.", because the Army rather frowns on hugs. Too bad. Maybe if more people hugged we wouldn't have so many problems in this world. Just my humble opinion.
Here is the back. I had quite a few scraps left over and I could not bear the thought of disposing of them. Or keeping them in a box until I came up with another project. So, I pieced them together and decorated the back of the quilt with the resulting block. Like a little surprise for those who have to view the back of it hanging on the line. Oh, wait. He doesn't hang out his laundry.
The quilt is on its way to California with Nathan and whenever he needs a hug, all he will have to do is wrap himself up in it. So there, US Army!
Moms really do need to be in charge of this world. Don't you agree?