I have to share with you this wonderful quilt that my Mom made.
You might remember my Mom from this post.
About twenty five years ago she found this partially sewn quilt along with a fabric for the back at a tag sale for $5. (We call them garage sales in Utah but I feel like an' East Coaster' now so tag sale it is.)
Mom thought "when the kids are grown I will do this quilt". So she held on to it all these years. And now - we are all grown and out of her hair (six kids -whoa !!! - I can't imagine!). Now she has more time to enjoy her many hobbies and talents.
I am no quilter or sewer (as you may know from other posts) but my Mom taught me to do these things when I was young - I wish I had the patience. My hands start hurting just thinking of hand stitching that much fabric. So I appreciate this kind of work knowing a little bit of what it takes to get it done so beautifully. Look at the tiny stitches and detail - rolled edges by hand. It's a queen size, comfy and colorful piece. Hours and months of hard work.
Mom chose a different fabric for the back than what came with it.
Looks great together. The ladies at the fabric store told her this was a 1950's style print and that it was worth a little money. She even won a ribbon at the county fair. Wouldn't the person who started this quilt be so proud that somebody cared enough to finish her beautiful work of art?
In a way - I think my mom saw the beauty in another's hard work and felt that it was a shame to see it unfinished. She has a super sweet spirit that way. I am lucky to have this woman as my mother.
Beautiful quilt Mom!
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