I lost my Mom a year ago today.
I'm missing her a little bit. A lot bit.
I miss her calls and our chats about my latest quilt project.
I owe my first exposure to quilting to my Mom. She and my grandmother would put quilts on the frame and quilt while us kids would play underneath it.
I remember laying on my back looking up at the stitches on the back side.
She and I made baby quilts for my Eagle scout project. She didn't trust me with her sewing machine, but I would pass her the pieces.
She was also an excellent cook. I got my love of food and cooking from her.
And of course I owe my good looks to her.
I begged my sisters to let me have my Mom's shirts, so I could make a quilt.
I brought the shirts into Glad's and Nancy suggested Slide Show by Atkinson Designs, to show off the shirts' fabric.
The ladies also had the bright idea to sew shirt parts into the squares to showcase the shirts. I used a collar, a placket and a pocket in squares.
Judy Remiger quilted the quilt for me. I told her about my Mom's love of flowers which she incorporated into the quilting. There is even a rose inside of the collar.
She also quilted mine and my siblings' names into the border.
I think it turned out well. When I look at this quilt, it reminds me of my mother's warmth.
I miss you Mom!