Throwback Thursday

You know how you put a piece of yourself in every quilt you make? And then, when you visit the person who received the quilt, it is like seeing a long lost friend when you see the quilt? I was looking for some pictures to send one of the folks who organizes craft shows I do and was reminded about how many projects I’ve made that I really liked. And some that didn’t turn out so well too. 🙂 So, I decided to do a Throwback Thursday feature on my blog and revisit some of the projects that I have made over the years.

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This is a queen sized quilt that I made for my Mom’s 60th birthday. I believe she turns 75 this summer, so this quilt was made a long time ago. It was one of my earlier efforts. My mom loves aqua and wanted something soft and floral that would read feminine. This was a Moda fabric that immediately got me hooked on quilt-shop fabric.

I am not so sure that Ohio stars set on point was a wise choice for one of the first three quilts I made, and the very first bed quilt. If you look very closely at the image below you can see one of the aqua blocks has the points set upside down. I never noticed it – not when I pieced the block, now when I stitched the blocks together, not when I quilted it, and not when I put the binding on. Only after i gave it to my mom and saw it on her bed did I catch my mistake.

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Fortunately for me Mom loved the quilt anyway, despite its many imperfections. And, she still uses it on the bed in her guest bedroom in Florida. I’ve been working on a quilt to celebrate her retirement (that has since passed) that I am hoping to finish for her birthday this year.

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