Since it is the handmade gift giving and gift making season….today I am sharing a quilt from Christmas giving past:
It is a Zelda Quilt I made for my brother a few years ago.
When we were kids Santa brought us the original Nintendo system for Christmas and a couple of games…one of which was the Legend of Zelda…and we played that game for hours and hours and hours.
The game seemed to follow us around as we grew up…and has always been one of my brothers favorites. So when I drew his name for Christmas I knew I wanted to make him a Zelda Quilt.
It was fun to design and sew using half square rectangles…which is a block I don’t often use.
(You can find a tutorial on how to make these half square rectangles HERE.)
But even though this quilt was fun to plan, design, and sew it was even better to finish it up and give to my brother as a gift.
Today the quilt is hanging in my brother’s game room…but only after, like Link, it went on a few epic adventures.
Quilting is cool. It lets us wrap others in our love. It lets us sew our support and compassion in every stitch. And whether we are sewing log cabins, hearts, or Zelda symbols the feelings still come through.
Happy Handmade Gifting!
*Fabrics used in this quilt were colors from Riley Blake’s Confetti Cottons (Solids)