This past December, while we were visiting family and friends on the east coast, I had the distinct pleasure of meeting a remarkable little girl (I will call her "A" for these purposes). She does have two of the most lovely parents possible, so I suppose I shouldn't have been all that surprised that she is such a gem, but nonetheless, I was smitten. Totally smitten. Sweet A was born in Maine, and we all know that she will follow her parents' hearts back to Maine at some point, even if life does keep them in Maryland for the time being. She'll drive a truck like a boss and she'll know how to sail. She's gonna be super, super awesome!
All I could think of to do to say thank you for such a lovely meal and for sharing their family so generously with us, was to make a quilt for A. Given that I am a cartographer and a quilter, I have been thinking about designing a series of quilts that are map-based. This has since become the first in that series: a Maine Coast quilt for a little girl who was born on the Maine Coast.
This quilt is too large to display anywhere inside our Airstream home, so it got taped to the outside on a gorgeous February day (the Pacific Northwest sure is different than Maine, which was having another snowstorm that day). It may look giant here, but measures only 35-inches by 39-inches.