This post is basically a giant love letter to quilts, which are the ultimate security blanket. My mom used to make quilts and my sister and I had a small collection of special ones she had made. And there were quilts and blankets in I’m pretty sure every single room. I always had a couple in my apartments, but now that we’re in a house, I’ve apparently stepped into my mom’s shoes. I realized that I’ve been slowly adding blankets, but particularly quilts, to every room. I noticed it really during this whole quarantine thing as I’ve been walking into my office, grabbing a quilt to wrap myself in while working…. or laying down in the guest room and pulling a quilt up to close my eyes for twenty minutes… or layering one on top of the duvet in our master bedroom while I needlepoint on weekend mornings.
I think I’ve subconsciously been reaching for them throughout the day to feel safer. (Which very much sounds lame when I type it out, but seriously, what is it about quilts?!) One weekend I was feeling a little out of sorts and brought two quilts down to the couch and just made a little cot of sorts. I’ll bring one out to the front porch to sit outside and read on chilly days.
My favorite quilt that I have is one I bought years ago (maybe 2013?) from Rue La La, seen above. It’s more of a summer weight one, super fluffy and not as “heavy.” It’s unbranded and just has a tag that says “handmade” on it– I’ve been trying to find it for so long online but have yet to figure out the mystery brand. The closest replica that I have found are the quilts from Roller Rabbit. And I LOVE the quilt I have from Serena and Lily (everything is 20% off right now). It’s thin but heavy. I like to fold mine up longways four times to make it extra heavy and lay it on top of me when I’m in bed. I guess it’s kind of like a weighted blanket. The only problem is that the dogs also love it, so I usually end up with the quilt and two dogs on top of me too, hehe.
Also, I’ve been watching quilting videos on Youtube, too, to see if it’s a project I can do at home. Though, I kind of want to wait until I’m able to take an in person class for beginners. We’ll see. Or maybe I’ll ask Meesh to fire up her machine to make one, ha!!