Mom is a word that is not yet apart of my personal description. I do have a wonderful mother that has been a great mentor for me. Plus many friends that have shown me how to be a great mom with the next generation.
A few months ago I was asked to make three special Mother’s Day quilts for a friend. Her mom passed almost six years ago and she wanted to do something to celebrate her mother. Her sisters had created a quilt block a few years ago that is on a traveling quilt currently. This was my inspiration.
Into my fabric stash I went. Amazingly, I had enough fabric to create three quilt tops except for the backs and sashing. I have wonderful sewists in the Indianapolis Modern Quilt Guild that offered to help me with the embroidery that I had envisioned for the quilt. Here is what I started with.
The design/layout of the quilt was changed a couple of times. I had one block in mind and started cutting squares per the instructions and it was becoming difficult to match up three fabrics for each block that would be different. So instead I changed to a block that showcases just two fabrics.
Upon delivery of the first quilt I learned the story of how the quilts came to be from my friend. She mentioned her sisters have had a really hard time since their mother has passed. She has a hard time but has tried to make Mother’s Day something positive, by volunteering, donations, and/or something else that didn’t let her dwell that she was missing her mom. I am blessed to still have my 97 year old grandma and my ** year old mom, I don’t know what I would do without them. She wanted the quilts so her sisters could have the blocks to remember their mom. I was very pleased to help her bring this to life.
Her sister’s quilt were made the exact same way with the green sashing. For hers I wanted it to be different especially after why she told me she wanted the quilts. I added in the cream sashing and and extra worry spot to the back. I think I may start adding these tags onto the back of quilts that I’m working on. Something fun and different.
The quilts were a big hit. So glad I could help someone have positive memories for Mother’s Day.