If you've been reading this blog very long, you may remember a promise I made waaaay back in October of 2011! You can check here to see it. Wellllll.....I'm not one to forget a promise, but I am sometimes one to put off fulfilling that promise, until now. So, with a red-hot conscience, I'd like to show you a quilt that my dear, sweet mother made for me almost 40 years ago.
Here's a picture of the bedroom, as it usually wears the quilt.
Most quilt lovers will crucify me for displaying this gorgeous quilt this way, BUT I like neutral interiors without much visual clutter and this still lets me enjoy the quilt daily. NOW, for my readers, I'll show the wonderful hand-worked top.
Remember, most of my closest friends have never seen this quilt in it's full glory, so this is a special day! The birds are all hand-embroidered on antique drapery-weight satin and bordered with chocolate velveteen. I don't remember exactly how long this project took my Mother, but we was always lightening-fast with her extremely accurate sewing, knitting, crocheting, etc. skills. I really have it in my head that she had this done easily within a month's time. Let me show you some close-ups of her labor.
This is the backside of the quilt. I think is also extraordinary. It is machine-quilted and was done by someone other than my Mother. Nice and simple for me today.
Yes, she was an amazing woman. No, I did not get her gift for accuracy or quickness but it is because of her that I appreciate fabrics, textures and design. She is my inspiration for my passions in life. Thanks Mom.
Well, nice to have that promise fulfilled to my readers. I have a few more quilts to show you sometime..... Thanks for stopping by.