The best gifts in the world are homemade. I know it's hard to remember that when you want a Wii or the latest Ugly Doll, but it's true. I made friends with two really cool dolls, Melody and Lizzy. They live in California and their talent is quilting! I told them about how I've always wanted a special quilt, made just for me, and they told me they'd make me one! In exchange, I am going to make them lots of custom t-shirts.
The first thing I had to do was draw my design. I made up the design for my quilt a long time ago, but I had never actually drawn it out. Can you see what's in the drawing? It's Sputnik, the first artificial satellite, with Vostok, the Soviet space capsule. It's flying above the earth! After I drew my design, I sent it in the mail to Melody and Lizzy.
Melody and Lizzy took my drawing and used it to cut out the pieces of fabric they needed to make the quilt. They showed me different fabrics and let me pick which ones I liked best. When everything was ready, the sewed the quilt together. You can't see it, but the back of the quilt is midnight blue with stars- just like the night sky.
Today there was a big, soft package in the mail for me. I never imagined that Melody and Lizzy would finish so quickly, so I was stunned when I ripped open the package and found this awesome quilt! I put it on my bed right away. Isn't it fabulous? It is the perfect #1 excellent fabulous wonderful quilt of quilts! It has Sputnik! It has Vostok! It even has the British Isles! Wow!
I love my new quilt so, so much. Melody and Lizzy are wonderful new friends. I can't believe they actually made my quilt- and that it turned out even better than I had imagined it would. Aren't they amazing quilters? Thank you so much Melody and Lizzy! You rock!
Have you ever gotten a special present that was made just for you?