A niece recently graduated from college with a degree in Spanish Education. Given the climate of public education in our state, we feared the worst, that it would be months before she found a stable job. Exactly three weeks to the date of her graduation, she started a teaching position. I’m tickled pink that she’s found something that she enjoys, and I wish her all the best of luck, especially starting out in the middle of the school year.
To take the position, she had to move across the state, away from friends, family, and even her fiance. It’s going to be a huge life-shift for her, but I honestly feel like it’s going to make her grow up, and overall become a more independent person. I know, though, how lonely it can be moving to a place where you know virtually no one. So it got me thinking of things that I could do to make her move better.
When I ran across an Instagram picture from Waldo Bluestone, and his use of Alexander Henry’s Dio de los Muertos fabrics, I knew that I had to track down some and use it to make a fiesta quilt. Luckily a local shop in town had some of another similar colleciton, Los Novios. I bought some in black, and some coordinating solids in festive colors. I’ll be fussy-cutting block centers and framing each with different color borders.