Saturday, May 19, 2007

mom



Judy encourages us to use stash this month in a quilt for/inspired by our mothers.
My mom, (who reads my blog, so I must be careful here) is a wonderful seamstress. She made most of our clothes when we were growing up, including our wedding dresses. She saves her scraps, and kept very special ones in one box.
For her 70th birthday, I asked for access to these sacred scraps. She was reluctant to let me near them, but I took just 2" by 12" of each. I used a Fons and Porter floral pattern, and I think it turned out beautifully.
My sister took the tiny waste triangles and made a legend to tell where each fabric was from.
Mom loves the quilt, but is still not very happy that I cut into these scraps.
Mom, note almost 8 years have passed and you haven't made anything else from this box yet.
You know you can find several sacred stashes of mine that I haven't touched and cut into them!

13 comments:

Patti said...

Oh Lynn, what an incredibly beautiful quilt! I can't imagine that you mom doesn't enjoy the scraps used in this way. It's truly a masterpiece.

Meredith said...

It is lovely, a great patern to use up scraps. I think you did the right thing by using them up that is what they are there for. I like the hand quilting too.

Lynn Dykstra said...

Mom loves this quilt--I need to get a photo of the legend as it is beautiful too.
She is here this weekend, helping me bind quilts. I wish I knew half of what she knows how to do.
Lynn Dykstra

Rose Marie said...

It's gorgeous! An applique looking quilt but without doing the applique bit.

aprilquilts said...

I love this quilt! Could you tell me the name of the pattern or the book? I think it is a wonderful thing for you to do for your mom. Thanks! April

vinda said...

I love the quilt you made for your mother. It was a wonderful way to use the treasured scraps.

Lynn Dykstra said...

Ok, this is my best guess for where I got the pattern--I can't be sure until I find the magazine in my pathetic jumble of stuff.
Fons and Porter July/August 1999 Floral Trellis.
fonsandporter.com/fp/ourmagazine/backissues.asp

Lily said...

I bet she really does love it and just likes to tease you about the scraps!

Slim Johnson said...
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atet said...

What a fantastic quilt, and such wonderful memories of those fabrics that were put into use!

Helen said...

That is a great pattern to use those precious fabrics on.

Finn said...

Hi Lynn, it's a beautiful quilt and a beautiful tribute to this woman who sews! Even the waste triangles turned into a legend. Great job!!! A labor of love, I'm sure.
Love the cowboys'n'crumbs quilt too! Hugs. Finn

Dawn said...

Oh this is wonderful! And I love how it is all pieced!