My mom has been working on quilts for years. She is actually what she calls a topper. She loves the process of finding a pattern, picking out the fabric, tweaking the pattern, and doing all the piece work. Once she has the top pieced she usually sends it out to be machine quilted. I love watching her as she goes through the stages of putting together a quilt. She can hand quilt, but says for her the magic is in the piecework. I don't care how we get to the end product I just love the results.
This quilt is the second one of her creation I have blogged about ( http://tempestinapot.blogspot.com/2009/11/day-twenty-seven-gratitude.html ). To be the recipient of another quilt is as I have said before, humbling. All the time, money, and labor to hand something so precious over to another is a gift which has no price tag.
|Mom's signature on the back|