For the past 4 years, I've had a front row seat in witnessing Charlie and Camille's family grow in non-traditional ways. This family has faced many struggles as they tried to figure out what "family" looks like and they have reached beyond what most people would ever feel comfortable doing. Camille (the mom), a very passionate and avid blogger of the non-quilting variety, can be found at Embracing the Odyssey. She has helped to open my eyes in ways that my small little world had never imagined and family has an entirely different meaning than it used to. They are an amazing couple who have open up their home in amazing ways and I wanted to help celebrate with them as they brought in a new family member.
This is not a baby quilt, but a quilt for a teenage girl who doesn't fit a typical teenage girl mold. She has a very unique sense of style and I wanted to create something that would compliment her. I discovered her favorite colors (purple, gray and red) and decided to use a simple rugby stripe. I had been eyeing this zebra print at the fabric store for a while now, so I thought this was a perfect excuse to use it for the backing. It helps bring some lively spirit into the quilt. I machine quilted this quilt with horizontal lines that run parallel to the stripes and finished it off with a red patterned binding. All in all, it's a pretty simple quilt, but it's still perfect for curling up on the couch with a good book.