Mom’s Quilt – Finished

I’m adding another quilt to the finished pile this week with my mom’s embroidered quilt.

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My mom, who retired last year, recently decided to take up embroidery.  Yes, it was a shock to everyone.  Mom has never exactly been a sewer, knitter, embroiderer, etc.  I would say she’s more of a gardener, but she seems to really enjoy embroidering, especially during the winter when gardening isn’t really possible in the Midwest where she lives.

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It started because she had to finish some embroidery blocks for my grandma and that somehow triggered her inner embroiderer self.  I say good for her!  So she went to her local craft store and picked up quilt blocks to embroider, like my grandma likes to do.   Once she started, she got on a roll and finished them in pretty good time.  That’s when I came in and put them together to make a quilt.

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When my mom visited last month, we went to The City Quilter so she could pick out the fabric for the back and the binding.  It is Clothworks Everything Blue collection by Marsha McCloskey.  She wanted something blue and floral to complement the blue in the quilt blocks and the Everything Blue collection fit the bill.  The solid blue border between the blocks is Kona Cotton in Windsor.

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For the quilting on this one, I went with navy blue rather than white thread, which I tend to gravitate towards on much of my quilting.  I really thought the blue would add something to the blocks and mom agreed.  I’m so glad I went with the blue quilting.  It really does make the blocks look better.

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Now that this is done I have to pack it up and send it to my mom so she can admire her embroidery work.

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By the way, word on the street is that she’s working on some new quilt blocks.  We’ll see what she comes up with next.

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4 comments

  1. I like your use of the navy thread, I agree it really makes the blocks pop. How long did it take you to complete it?? Great job.

  2. It looks absolutely beautiful. I like the navy blue thread too. Glad you used that instead of white. Now I’m patiently waiting
    for it to arrive. Thanks, Angela.

  3. I am in awe! How do you do it and do it so fast? This was at least a 25 year project. It’s absolutely beautiful, I can’t imagine how many stitches there are between the embroidery and the hand quilting? This is beautiful and a true treasure. You two should be very proud! I love it!

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