One of those other people has reached out and become my friend as well. And it has been wonderful to learn of the other side of my cousins life. My cousin was a Quilter - and she inspired her friend Jen to make a quilt in their memory.
Jen worked very hard on this quilt, and not only did she do a fabulous job, she stitched symbolism into every part of it... and it was wonderful.
She asked me if I would quilt it - and of course the answer was yes! It was actually a bit therapeutic for me as well. It was fun to see how she viewed the girls, and what things she thought of when she was choosing her fabrics.
Without further ado.... Here is her masterpiece:
And the back:
I will admit that I was a lot nervous. I wanted the quilting to be symbolic as well, and I wanted it to be perfect. I wanted all that Jen loved about the girls to be evident... and that's a lot of pressure. I think that she loved it - and with her input, I think that we got it right.
I think that the girls would be tickled, and would highly approve ;-)