About 11 years ago, I made a baby quilt for my BFF first grandchild. It was a simple 4 patch pattern that I had found in a magazine. It was fun to make, and was enjoyed by the family when it was received.
Fast forward to 2011. This family has since moved to the Ukraine as missionaries. And they now have 5 adorable children. And the little quilt I made for their first born was passed down to the babies that followed. It has been well loved, holes and all.
This family is currently in the states to renew their passports. When they left the Ukraine, Mama left the quilt, now affectionately called "Beck" back at home. However when they arrived in the states........... well, this was the email sent to me from Mama Oksana..........
"By the way, you already know that Damara loves the blanket that you made for David years ago. When we were leaving Ukraine, I left it at home because even though she likes it, she is not completely attached to it. How surprised I was to find out that Dalina, our six-year-old, packed that little blanket in HER little personal carry-on for her little sister! So, the "Beck" (as the blanket is affectionately known in our house) has traveled back to America once again!"
During our move last summer, and while I was working on organizing my fabric closet, I came across it's twin, Beck #2. My daughter had made the same quilt top after I made the original. The top was complete but never quilted, so having heard how ragged "Beck" has become, I sandwiched the top and quilted it. I've sent it on to them, so it might become another well loved cozy quilt for little children to snuggle with.
And here it is - "Beck" #2
Doesn't it make you happy to know that a quilt you made and gifted was so well loved??