A few years ago, some of his boxers got old and ripped. He asked me if I wanted them for some craft project. Yes, I did.
I began envisioning a quilt called Daddy's Boxers Quilt. I could picture our daughter bringing the quilt with her to college. But, first I had to make it.
I test-sewed through many designs before I landed on the one that I wanted to execute. I knew I wanted to incorporate a star motif somehow. I tried some English paper piecing, but the rigidity of the paper piecing didn't work with the well worn fabrics.
The back of the quilt has a few more stars that didn't fit with the theme of the front, and it has a fabric that was passed down to me - probably from my great Aunt Ruth.
My daughter, Star, loves it. She loves snuggling under it, touching the fabrics and tracing her finger over my quilted designs. I still can picture her bringing it to college with her in about 14 years.