Finally I can share it with the world! So so happy that I can post the pictures of the quilt I made for my mom: “Things we love”. Let me tell you about it!
January this year I got the idea to design a quilt for my mom. She has been quilting for a very long time and makes lots of quilts for others. But she never made a big quilt just for herself. So I decided to make her one. Long long time ago I did piece some blocks, but I was never really fond of quilting. About two years ago my interest in pretty fabrics started growing. I only made a baby quilt before this one, so this was my very first big project. How exciting!
I designed a quilt with all the things we love. This is the design I came up with. My parents house is in is, bikes for our biking trip, sailing boats and a lighthouse since we love going to the Dutch Waddeneilanden, of course sewing machines since she taught me how to sew and much more :)
A close up of some of the blocks. The pencil block and the tulips are my favorites I think!
Since I was so excited making this for her it was difficult to keep it a secret. But we managed (the whole family knew) and my mom was so surprised when she received it! There we are with the quilt :)
It was my first time free motion quilting on a real quilt. (I did practice on little pieces) It was so much fun to do! My old Lewenstein machine did a pretty good job.
Love this picture of my mom and me, such a happy pic, love her a lot! I think handing her the quilt was the best part of the whole process :)
This was just after she unpacked the present and saw the quilt for the first time, a loving quilt hug :)
Even the boyfriend loved giving it to my mom after all my hard work. He was very supportive along the way ;) “Yes that bird is also pretty in pink, yes it also looks good in green..”
And now it’s hanging in my parents home, just love how it turned out!
Thank you so much for stopping by!