Friday, September 4, 2009

Tara and Emily's Quilt for their Mother

This quilt was a while in the making, but I feel it turned out very nicely and they were very pleased :o) (to which one is always happy to hear!) These young women with their mother pulled out clothes and items from their lives to put into this quilt as a mother's day gift to their mom. There was clothing items from their youth, items that reminded them of things they did together as a family and things of their mother's.

Tara came very prepared with everything numbered and a drawn outline of how she wanted it presented on the quilt. Very amazing! I had to change a couple of things because of measurements and one item would have made the quilt too rigid in that area. It was a bit of a challenge to get all of the pieces to fit the way she wanted it, but it worked out just great!

These pictures are of the quilt in progress.

The final product!

Their comments:
I just gave my mom the quilt and to say that she loved it would be an understatement. Thank you so much for working with us throughout this process and making such a beautiful quilt filled with our precious memories. Here's a quick thank you from my mom...
"I am just amazed at this beautiful quilt. I can tell that you put your heart and soul into it and that you are very talented. I will treasure it always and intend to sleep with it nightly! I know it will keep me warm and cozy. Thank you so much for preserving these special memories of my daughters. Sincerely, Barbara

And THANK YOU, Tara and Emily, for allowing me the honor of being part of this wonderful quilt.


Melissa Fisk said... always!! I love how balanced all the different shirts are in the quilt. You can just imagine the two girls who would go with it! (And it makes me wonder what kinds of T-shirts our little girls will accumulate over the years! :)

J and Company said...

I love the quilt Mom, it really did turn out beautifully! I especially like the doggy sweater. :)