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Friday, July 31, 2020

Mama's Quilt

A few months ago my Mom began cutting out fabric leaves for an appliqued leaf quilt.  At the age of 99 Mama still loves looking at fabric and thinking about quilts..  She enjoys cutting fabric from templates and at one time cut out enough patches to make 3 dresden plate quilts!  Over her lifetime Mama made a quilt (or two) for each of her 5 children, and one for each of her 12 grandchildren.  This doesn't include the baby quilts she made when the grands were born....
My sisters and I love when she starts cutting quilt pieces and we know she really doesn't want to do much sewing anymore so we are happy to take over and help her get her quilt finished.  

This is how the quilt started.  My sister, Irene, sent this image to us while she was at Mama's and said she thought this is sort of what she imagined the quilt to look like.  Irene provided the backing, cut out the sashing, the white squares for the background and white fabric squares for the sashing....

I am not the greatest at applique so when I came to see Mom on my next visit I sewed the sashing together and made 2 groups so they would be ready when my Sister, Lynette, (who is great with applique!) came to visit Mama.........



Lynette appliqued all the flowers down and so then it was my turn again.  I told them I would sandwich and do the quilting if Irene did the binding. (yeah, binding is another thing I haven't perfected yet...but Irene has!) 

So this week I am visiting Mom again so I brought some batting with me and managed to get all my part done so now the quilt waits for Irene's magic!






10 comments:

Maria said...

A beautiful quilt made for Mum with the help of all her girls...

Lynette said...

It's looking great! I love the way you told the story too. Mama will be so happy when it is done and I know she is happy watching as you are sewing too.

White Rose said...

Good morning Ida love the story and the quilt is looking awesome ,thankyou for sharing it with us,stay safe my friend xx

Cheryll said...

It's a gorgeous quilt & a remembrance of time spent together... xox

Magpie's Mumblings said...

What a wonderful thing you all have done! Be sure to put the story of the making on the label so it's always a reminder.

Lin said...

WOW! That looks fantastic! And such a great group effort. Brilliant planning on Mama's part. xx

Sheryl said...

This is a lovely quilt and made by you all, what a treasure.

Needled Mom said...

This was such a great idea and it looks beautiful too. I am so inspired and encouraged that your mom still has the desire to quilt at 99. I hope as the adopted sister that those genes were passed on to me! lol

Mary Ann Tate said...

Wow what a beautiful quilt :)

Helen said...

Amazing family‘s team effort for an amazing lady (mom) The quilt looks wonderful,