March 31, 2010

Moonflower Quilt

This is a quilt I started for Catherine before she was born.

This is the center of the quilt.
The fabric was given to me by mother.
These are mother's favorite colors to wear.

It is for a full size bed with a two foot over hang.
I want to just show a flower at a time for now.
When I get it done I will show the whole thing.
I named it Moonflower because these flowers bloom at night.
The boys and I had been collecting and we had been researching moths that summer.
Isaac found a very large caterpillar that summer, we put it in a jar and it made a cocoon.  
We went to the library to find out what it was, but we weren't able to identify it till it hatched out.
Winston had found a couple very large moths that turned out to be the same breed as the caterpillar.
One of the moths was a female and she laid all her eggs in the large gallon jar.
They are active at night.

Not the same moth as the ones the boys found.
But I guess for me there was this connection.