Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Creative uses for quilts brought to you by a 2 year old....

At the Walsh house, we have quilts in every room.  In fact, when I first started quilting in earnest, I finished a couple of quilts and thought "wow, I can't wait until I can have stacks of these around to put on chairs, guest beds, etc..."  Little did I know when we started Blue Underground Studios how quickly that time would come.  We are lucky enough to be able to live with quilts that are not out on trunk shows (Janine and I take turns with our favorites).

I have been known to use quilts for many different things--table cloths, picnic blankets, Christmas tree skirts....but if you are two years old and you have at your constant disposal a stack of quilts that can be used, loved, tossed around, washed and sat upon, you can come up with some pretty creative things.

If you're in the mood for some nature, you might wrap yourself up in a quilt like a little caterpillar in a cocoon.

Be sure that the quilt is wrapped loosely enough so you can burst fourth like the beautiful butterfly that you are!  We have it on good authority that quilt cocoons produce the most gorgeous of butterflies...

If you are in the mood for adventure, you might set out for a boat ride on the high seas!  Make sure you have enough friends around you to make big waves and watch out for pirates!!

Of course, when you return home from your journey, the best thing to do is wrap yourself in some love and just chill out!

I love that Maggie is growing up with fabric and quilts all around her.  She's already "making quilts" by arranging scraps on the living room floor and remarking about things that are "extra colorful."  I can only hope that someday she will love to sew as much as I do.


  1. I think that's the most beautiful butterfly ever! This is mom on Katherine's account :)

  2. That was the most adorable blog post ever. :)

  3. Audrey: It's the material that makes it, of course! :-)