Monday, June 23, 2008

Baby Genius for Baby Rap

I made this baby quilt - using primarily Baby Genius fabrics - for the son of my dear friends Rap and Illy. The quilt was machine quilted by Regina Carter.
Lucas Askia Rapping was born in June 2008, and as you can see, he is an adorable future activist.

Pink Jungle

Lucas has a wonderful older sister. I didn't know her when she was a baby, but didn't want her to feel left out, so I made a quilt for her as well when her brother was born. Surprisingly, Aaliyah loves pink, so the neon jungle fabrics I had came in handy.
Here is a picture of Aaliyah at her brother's baby shower.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Under-water Windows

I was very fortunate for 25 years while living in Atlanta to have an absolutely super doctor, Maggie Mermin. She saw me through recovery from and all the subsequent after-effects of brain surgery and many other much lesser ailments and crises. She is not only an excellent doctor, but also a kind, caring and warm person who was most generous to me in many ways and who I trusted completely.

When leaving Atlanta, I gave her this wall hanging, a Laurel Burch panel which I chopped up and sewed back together. It was machine quilted by Regina Carter.