A few months ago, a friend asked me to make a t-shirt quilt for his daughter, Abby. Abby has Rett Syndrome. You can read more about Rett Syndrome here. Each year, Abby's family participated in the Run for Rett, a fundraiser for research about Rett Syndrome. The t-shirts were from the various runs.
I purchased some background fabric and dove into my stash for some colourful fabrics to add to the quilt and started sewing. It was fun to figure out what to do next as I went along.
On Sunday, my husband and I delivered Abby's completed quilt to her and her family.
They all loved it!!!! We wrapped the quilt around Abby and I sat beside her for pictures. She was tired and snuggled right into her quilt and almost fell asleep in my lap!
When Abby went to bed that night, she slept under her quilt. It is quilted with an angel pantograph. Three of the t-shirts say "I helped silent angels." Girls with Rett Syndrome cannot talk. Abby has a very nifty computer that tracks her eye gaze and talks for her. At supper, she asked about our names and birthdays and told a few groaner jokes! She also read "Brown Bear, Brown Bear" to us.
I just know that Abby will have pleasant dreams while sleeping under her quilt!