Mother's Day Quilt

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Mother's Day Quilt by jenib320
Mother's Day Quilt, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Happy Weekend! I'm popping in here quickly to share a finished quilt with you! This quilt is a belated Mother's Day present for my Mom! My family is here visiting this weekend so I held onto it until now.  I made my parents a quilt for their bed for Christmas last year, but I figured my Mom could use a throw too!

This quilt is made from vintage blocks made by my maternal Grandmother.  They were all different sizes so I knew I didn't want to do a traditional grid layout.  I had to make one block (the giant churn dash) to round it out to 8 blocks, I used some vintage fabric from my stash so it would blend in!  I fiddled with the arrangement for a while and finally landed on this.

Mother's Day Quilt by jenib320
Mother's Day Quilt, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Mother's Day Quilt by jenib320
Mother's Day Quilt, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
For the background and sashing I used Kona cotton in Light Parfait! I wanted something pretty neutral but with a bit of peach to tie all the blocks together.

Mother's Day Quilt by jenib320
Mother's Day Quilt, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
The backing is a vintage sheet I thrifted a few weeks ago.  I free motion quilted it with doodle loops using my favorite shade of Aurifil 50wt thread, Beige #2310.

Mother's Day Quilt by jenib320
Mother's Day Quilt, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
It's bound up in a vintage floral cotton fabric. It finishes at 66"x76"!

I'm happy to report that the quilt was well-received! It feels good to finish up a few works-in-progress! My grandmother sewed these blocks approximately 40 years ago, so this quilt has been a long time in the making! :)

46 comments :

Creative Mama said...

it is beautiful!

cauchy09 said...

aw, what a super sweet quilt! i love the little house.

harleywife57/ Mickey White said...

It is beautiful !!! I bet she loves it !

shannon said...

your mom must be soooo happy! :)that is so special that you used her mother's quilt squares. i loved how you were able to put them together to make this quilt! :)

that's a good size throw. did you quilt it with the 7700??? if so, how did it go?

Tennjenny said...

I'm delighted to see these blocks be given a new life.

Susan said...

I love the setting! Unique in style and colour! Fabulous!

Heather D. said...

Wow, that's really special! It's a beautiful finish.

Impera Magna said...

What a treasure... no wonder your mother was thrilled! Great job!!!

Cherie said...

That looks amazing! I love the subtle colours and great quilting pattern to go with =D

Studio V said...

How sweet! It's do pretty!

Lesley said...

What a special quilt! Well done!

Katie B said...

Wonderful! I know your mom will treasure this.

Stephanie said...

Awesome! Love love the layout! So great to finish your grandmother's beginnings - I finished a quilt top for my brother for Christmas last year that my grandmother started. So. Cool.

Sara said...

very good job on this heirloom Jenn!

Ramona said...

I had some pieces of my mother's when she passed away. It meant so much to me to have those quilted into finished pieces. This is such an awesome gift for your mom.

SeeLifeMarvels said...

Wow! Feel the love in that quilt.

Faith Jones said...

What a great gift Jeni! I'm sure she will treasure it. :)

Lea said...

I am sure that will be a treasured heirloom for years to come. Very thoughtful of you, and also nicely done.

Poppyprint said...

What an absolutely thoughtful gift for your mom, and a wonderful way to honour her mother, too! I love what you did with the blocks, Jeni!

elnorac said...

So beautiful that you were able to finish the quilt your grandmother started! Hope it's in your family for many generations to come.

Jan Maree said...

I just love it! What a fabulous way to use up some mis-matched blocks! I bet your MUM loves it too. Job well done I'd say!

CitricSugar said...

How incredibly beautiful and special! Vintage blocks made by your grandmother? Too cool.

aneela said...

Just beautiful! I never would have guessed it was the churn dash block that was new, they all blend together so well :)

KatheG said...

What a beautiful quilt. Brought tears to my eyes reading the story behind it. Thanks for sharing.

pamela said...

a sweet sweet quilt, jeni! :) an heirloom to be treasured <3

Rachel said...

What an awesome quilt! I love how you took something vintage and made it modern. The fact that the vintage blocks were made by your grandma make it even sweeter!

Dorrie said...

What a great story! And the quilt is lovely! I bet your mom was thrilled! You're a good girl!

Katy Cameron said...

Aww, what a fab way to use up those blocks, no wonder she loved it!

Tsoniki Crazy Bull said...

That is very cool! We (my Mom and I) have blocks and fabric from my Grandma's sister. I should check what is in there, I know there is at least one thing that needs to be finished!

SisterlyLove said...

A beautiful generational quilt! :) Love the peach with all those vintage fabrics.

Genevieve

sonia said...

Congrats! A beautiful quilt with a meaning.

Sharon-IN said...

So special! Love the setting.

Bethany (Make Me A Quilt) said...

That is so sweet, what a lovely quilt. I especially love the binding, it looks so nice!

zees5 said...

Please post with your mother's reaction. This is such a special quilt. Great execution.

knottygnome said...

what a gorgeous quilt! how wonderful.

Claire Jain said...

Wow! That's such a wonderful thing to be able to use blocks made by your grandmother. I've got a strip of patchwork blocks that my great-grandmother sewed together. This totally inspires me to take a stab at incorporating them into a permanent quilty home :-)

Nita said...

What a beautiful quilt. You did such a wonderful job of tying all the blocks together with the background colour and binding. And I love the vintage sheet for a backing!

Patty said...

Very pretty, a nice way to honor both your mother and grandmother.

Lindsay Conner said...

Nice job on this Jeni! I love how the blocks are different sizes, and arranged in an unexpected way.

Tara Knight said...

This is so beautiful and meaningful! I bet she loves it!

Jacey said...

It's so cool that you used blocks made by your grandmother. I'm sure your mom was touched.

Hope said...

What a wonderful gift, and how fantastic it must be to work with blocks made by your grandmother.

Ivete @ Quiltfolio said...

Wow, what an amazing heirloom! I love the idea of different generations of women working on one project, and it sure is perfect as a mother's day gift! Lucky mom!

Waseem said...

it's beautiful and special gift...I really like it.
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mjb said...

I love the blend of modern and traditional in this!

Unknown said...

good