Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Mom's Pink Quilt - Christmas 2009

This year I made each of our mothers a quilt for Christmas. I posted my MIL's One Block Wonder when it was done as she doesn't read my blog real often. She thought I had quit on it and put it away until after Christmas, so she was surprised when she unwrapped it. She loves it, so that makes me happy. As much as I don't enjoy Asians, she loves them, so it's not bad using them when they are for her and I know she'll like them.
My mom though, does read my blog, so I didn't want to reveal too much about it. She had seen it when I was putting it together for the book, but she hadn't seen it quilted. The background is white and the pinks are from my stash, which was really a challenge, since I don't have much stash. The finished quilt is a twin size, so a good snuggly quilt for her. The white has a ribbon print on it, so I quilted loops on it and the pink represents the pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness and my mom's favorite color.
Mom Pink Quilt
I experimented with quilting my name into one of the bottom blocks. You have to know it's there to really notice it.
Mom Pink Quilt
Mom Pink Quilt
I embroidered the label at my mom's one weekend. I love doing embroidered labels since they are so personalized and contain the information nicely.
Mom Pink Quilt
The quilt is a pattern in the new GE Designs book Strip On. I did the pattern testing for the pattern before it went to print, so I received a copy of the new book signed by her and I love it.


Barb said...

I love this quilt ~ especially the quilting in the pink thread. Bravo!

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

It's beautiful! I love a snuggly quilt like that. Great pattern and quilting your name into it is very cool! Love that loopy "M".

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very beautiful quilt. I love the pink and white.

Jen said...

Crap, your quilt made me cry.

Jennifer said...

What a nice gift for your mom. I am sure she will cherish it.

Cindy said...

What a great gift for your Mom. I know she's going to cherish it. The quilting turned out great.