Little Wild Child

Little Wild Child

© 2009 Judy B. Dales

26 x 36 inches

Cotton fabric and batt, nylon tulle, poly and rayon thread

Machine pieced, hand appliquéd, machine quilted qiuilted

I made this quilt shortly after visiting a family with a newborn. I was struck by the impact this tiny human being had on its parents. The baby, though small and helpless, had tremendous power over its parents and any other adults who happened to be around. The waves of distress emanating from the baby reverberated throughout the family and were greatly out of proportion to its diminutive size. The little wild child arrives and immediately becomes the center of its universe.