A Quilt for My Mom

My mom has been an admirer of my quilts since I began quilting a little over a year ago.  She has always been so supportive and full of wonderful compliments for my work.  This Christmas I decided to make her a quilt using some of her favorite fabrics.  I ordered fabrics designed by William Morris (an incredible textile designer from the 1800s) and created a simple pattern using 5″ squares and cream linen sashing.  I quilted it with a random stippling (free-motion) design and when washed it became perfectly crinkled!  It’s bound in a deep merlot-colored kona cotton fabric.

The end result was a small lap quilt, perfect for those cold nights in Boston.  Here’s my sweet mom (and my parents golden retriever, Sofie, in the background) in her snuggly living room in Boston.  Won’t this quilt look great on her couch?  I also tried to think about what would look nice with her rug.  I think this should fit the bill just fine!

More Christmas gift posts to come!!!  I’m still waiting for my package to arrive in Denmark for my brother and sister-in-law (I sent it weeks ago, I promise!).

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season!  In about a week I’m off to California to meet my new nephew….oh the cuteness of this little guy cannot even be spoken of!  Here he is next to the GIANT stocking that my brother-in-law always fills for my sister:


5 Responses

  1. I love Mom’s quilt! I wish I could see what fabrics you chose! Are there any close up shots?

  2. The quilt looks like it will go perfectly in your mom’s living room! I’m sure she’s going to love it.

  3. As the mom who just received this quilt, I can attest to the absolute perfection and expertise in the workmanship and design! I love this quilt, Sarah and it looks beautiful in the living room! You are so talented, my dear!

  4. Such an uplifitng post…….thanks for sharing.

  5. wow! you have been busy!! love the quilt and that bb shot is so cute!

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