Sunday, June 30, 2013

For My Mum

My Mum hurt her knee. This can be hard to deal with when you are normally an extremely active 80 year old. She was in pain, couldn't drive, go out to play bridge, shop or hang out with friends. 
She is usually such a positive person with a huge zest for life but after a few months of pain, she let out the tiniest squeak. "I miss your dad. He would have taken care of me."
Dad died a few years ago and was her best friend.
I had been promising myself I would be making something from his old shirts for a long time. The grandchildren had pretty much picked over the ones that could be classified as 'vintage'. I hauled what was left of them home, snipped, unpicked and re sewed the pieces.
The front was very much a simple series of squares and rectangles.
 I liked the overall effect but thought I would be more free with the back.
Now I can't decide which is front or back.
It is heavily machine quilted and the binding is Kaffe Fassett's shot cotton.
The best thing is, she loves it!


  1. I'm not surprised your mum loves the quilt you've made with so much love! I hope it helps her to feel closer to your dad when she isn't feeling too well.

  2. What a treasure! I'm sure this quilt will cheer your mother when she misses your father. I can't think of a more meaningful gift. It's gorgeous too!

  3. Oh, what a tender story, and a great quilt, just terrific! It's homey and artful and made with love - I'm sure it will mean so much to your Mom.

  4. No front and no back, but a wonderful double quilt made with love.


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