Let me state for the record that Jillian is a real person who also happens to be my imaginary daughter-in-law. When I would visit my sister and her tribe, Jillian was usually there, she lived a few houses down. Jillian and my niece Gabby are bestus friends...and I loved sitting in on their conversations as much as they loved sitting in on my sister's and mine...good times all the way around. Now Jillian is all grown up and married with a baby on the way!
Ever since Jillian was 12 or 13 I have told her what a wonderful DIL she would make...and perhaps I had delusions of an arranged marriage between her and the boy - alas, no one else did!! I have no doubt that Jillian's real mother in law loves her dearly - as she should - but I wanted Jillian to know that her imaginary MIL loves her, too! A circle quilt seemed like the best way to say that.
Do you know what it means to have a pregnant imaginary daughter-in-law? It means I'll soon have an imaginary granddaughter!!! Lots of pink for my imaginary grand-daughter...with a black-stripped binding to give it a little pop...or...a little bit of normal surrounded by a little bit of crazy! Should remind Jillian of me! This quilt only measures 40 x 40 - so it's the perfect size for an infant and a car quilt.
Three little burp cloths and 3 matching headbands...every girls needs those! I wanted to get Jillian's gift in the mail Monday morning...so Sunday, the day after our first wind storm of the season, with the power still out, I took everything outside so I could get a good picture...pine needles and all. It was quite the storm - fortunately our power came back on after 24 hours - some people weren't that lucky and were without power for several days! The best thing about a wind storm is the morning after - when the air is filled with the scent of cedar and pine...it's heavenly!
Have a happy baby Jillian...please give my imaginary granddaughter a hug and a kiss from her imaginary grandma! Oh, and send pics!