A Quilt for My Mom (and the Fabric Giveaway Winner)

31 Jan 2012

Front of the quilt

First off - Congratulations to quiltnc, you won the Moda fabric bundle! Please send me an email at lmurray@interweave.com with your mailing information so I can send the fabric out to you!Mom with her new quilt!

In my last post, I had very high hopes about how much I was going to be getting done last weekend. Although I didn’t get everything on my list accomplished, I did finish my main project – a quilt for my mom. I used Kate Spain “Terrain” fabric, which is a favorite of mine, (as well as some Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton in Copen) and wanted to showcase the fabric. The colors really jump out when surrounded by white, and this was a very simple quilt to make. I love simple patchwork projects that show off great fabric. If you are looking for inspiration to do something similar, check out our special magazine called 101 Patchwork Projects (there are a couple of pillows in there that I am going to be making soon… stay tuned!).

 

This year I am trying to use what I have. With this in mind, I finally took out all that scrap batting reuse your batting scraps!I have been holding on to and sewed it together to make a piece large enough to use in this project. Once quilted it was nearly impossible to tell where the batting seams were. This is a great way to save some money this year – especially since batting can be so expensive!

 

I told my mom that she had to pose with the quilt in order to keep it, and she reluctantly let me snap a few pictures of her with the quilt. I got Fergal involved too and hadback of the quilt them hold it up so I could share a few additional pictures -- Thanks you two! (Sorry they are a bit blurry - the camera on my phone is a little lacking!)

- Lindsey


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Muppin wrote
on 31 Jan 2012 2:01 PM

So awesome!!  Kudos Lindsey!

on 31 Jan 2012 4:24 PM

I love the back as much as the front.  You have a very lucky Mom!  Great job!

on 31 Jan 2012 4:31 PM

Thanks guys! :)

on 1 Feb 2012 1:21 PM

That's a lovely story and a lovely quilt! You accomplished a lot over the weekend!

on 1 Feb 2012 3:16 PM

Looking good, Lindsey!  I love it, and I love that you have "quilt back vanity"!

Your mom looks pretty psyched about the quilt!