i made a quilt. it is denyse schmidt's big zig. i didn't use her pattern, but i used measurements from here. for the rest i relied on the sage advice of my sister sarah. i fell in love with a quilt she made recently (it is really amazing. don't compare it to mine ok.) and was thisclose to making it when she told me about big zig, which i thought was more appropriately masculine for milo. it's his quilt. he has yet to own a bed, but that's irrelevant.
anyway, it was wonderful and painful to make. a lot like childbirth really. the naive excitement, the planning, the pain, oh the pain, the frustration, the wondering why you did this, the completion and seeing its imperfectness and adoring it anyway, and then the craving for cafe rio.