"To welcome and celebrate a new life, there is a tradition in the northern part of China to make a Bai Jia Bei, or 100 Good Wishes Quilt. It is a custom to invite 100 people to contribute a single square patch of cloth. The 100 patches are sewn together into a quilt that contains the luck, energy, and good wishes from all the families and friends who contributed a piece of fabric. The quilt is then passed down from generation to generation".
Making a quilt from 100 squares of fabric given from others is a tradition I have found out about. Other families adopting all swap 8 inch squares of fabric and include a note or card with wishes for the new child. So I have decided to join the fun. Lizzy will have a new homemade (hopefully) quilt to start her life as a Morgan and may pass it onto her children.Ford and I did the research and viewed many beautiful fabric and wishes on several blogs. The first local couple we met through this adoption process has already started swapping. They even sent me a square & wish knowing I was still far from getting that organized.So here is a picture of Tom & Wendy's donated fabric and wish for our new quilt for Lizzy. They are the first so all I need is 99 more! Hopefully sometime this weekend I will have a prototype of the "wishes" card we will be sending out in return. With Lizzy's room decorated in browns and pinks, you already know what colors I will be using. I am not creative so I am hoping I at least design something that can be easily assembled. Wish me luck!!