Sunday, May 10, 2015

MOTHERS DAY QUILT

Hope all my blogger friends, had a wonderful Mothers Day on Sunday.   Mum's been very lucky this year, she's receiving quilts for every occasion!!!
 
She asked me ages ago for a Lavender and Lemon quilt and it took me a while to find materials that complimented each other.  Finally I've put together a braid pattern in a perfect size for her to sit and read, watch tv and knit.
 
I'm still not great at the quilting process so I did a simple chevron pattern on every second line and I think it came up okay.  Of course mum thinks its fabulous (as mums do......which is lovely)
 
I did a free motion pattern on the edges using a stencil, I traced the pattern then dropped the feed dogs and off I went.  Not too bad for a first attempt on a quilt (you have to take the plunge sometime)
 
 

Edge Free Motion

Silly me, I cut the backing fabric the wrong way and had to improvise.  It was too narrow and I had scraps of lemon and lavender left over so I simply put together a strip and inserted into the backing.  What a great idea..... I had seen it on other quilts and I must say, it adds to the overall quilt.

No-one would know it was a mistake!!
 
I am very happy with this quilt and even more so because its what mum wanted.

I hope she gets plenty of pleasure from it, all I have to do is add a label saying

With Love for Mother Day....2015 

7 comments:

Christine M said...

What a lovely quilt. I'm sure your Mum will get lots of pleasure using it. Well done with the quilting, Dawn.

Christine Barnsley said...

What a lovely gift for your Mother, I am sure she will be delighted with it! The quilting looks great and I love the pieced strip on the back... really adds another dimension! Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day too! :) x

Monika Kunstnadel said...

Liebe Dawn,
welch ein schönes Geschenk für Deine Mutter. Da hat Sie sich sicher sehr gefreut.Die Rückseite und das Quiltmotiv gefällt mir sehr gut.
Liebe Grüße
Monika

Pauline G said...

This is such a lovely quilt - you must be very proud of your free motion quilting - and the back looks just great.

Linda said...

Dawn I love those colors together - what a lucky Mom! Your quilting looks amazing, and I'm jealous of your free motion. I'm still squeamish about it since my first tries had so much "eyelashing" on the back. :( I love the mistake on the back and am going to bookmark it and use it on an upcoming quilt. :)

Flickenstichlerin said...

Dear Dawn,
it is a lovely quilt, your mom is so lucky.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Donna Spiller said...

Beautiful

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