Monday, July 15, 2013

A Labor of Love

A while back David asked me to make a quilt for his mom's birthday, anything I thought she'd like was fine with him, except everything I showed him he didn't like, he adores his mom, I do too, so he wanted something really special. I know she likes my bright quilts with classic blocks and he kept bringing up how much she loves hummingbirds, so I finally sat down and started drawing. I started with curving stems, added leaves and flowers, then came the birds.

Then I added my favorite log cabin blocks and TA DA, the perfect quilt for a perfect MIL.

It turned out bigger than he asked for, but I wanted a snuggle quilt, something she could really wrap up in. 

I'm always surprised at how much I like doing applique and how much you can do with it. I really need to do more. I also liked working on a larger quilt instead of the usual baby quilts that I slam out. It took a lot more time, and boy did my body hurt at the end of the day, but it's well worth it. 
I quilted vines and leaves in the center white and a kind of flowing feather in the log cabin whites (my real feathers still aren't happening, I can hear you Debbie). 
David's thrilled, I love the quilt and we'll know next month if mom's happy :)

Later gators,