Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Bloggers Festival Fall 2012 - For Mum

This quilt was made for our beloved Mum ( Betty) who turned 90 on September 28. She lived at Luther Court where they were able to provide for her needs in the  most loving and imaginative way. Mum passed away on Saturday October 27. May she rest peacefully.
Our cat Mars often likes to check out my quilts. This quilt pattern is called Sidelines by Maple Island quilts. Mum's quilt is one of a series of this pattern that I began making in August 2012. The pattern measures 60X72 inches with the borders. The fabrics in Mum's quilt are batiks and a tone on tone heart tan fabric by Sandy Gervais. Since that time I have completed 6 tops (three of them are completely finished and given to their recipients. You can read more about them in a previous post.
In this view you can see that the back is a dimpled minkee fabric that was the perfect backing for Mum's quilt. The texture is quite appealing for young and old- very soft but also very textured.
All quilts need labels and this one simply states" made with love for Elizabeth". It is dated and my maker name is on it. It is machine quilted and pieced. You can see that the textured surface did indeed appeal to her.
This quilt was made with love and this post is dedicated to best MIL a girl could have wished for- I will always miss her loving caring hands in our life.  You are missed Mum !

Amy's Creative Side Here is a link for the other people who are participating in the festival. I hope that I am not too late. I have enjoyed participating in the festival in the past. There are some fabulous quilts to be viewed and new blogging friends to meet.
I will be back soon to share the rest of the story of other quilts that belonged to my husband's parents!
I hope that you will come and visit me again soon.
Warmest regards, Anna
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