Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Mom's Mystery Quilt












This quilt
is for my elderly mother-in-law, who wanted something floral, bright, and "not too busy" for her single bed. She wanted it big enough to be more like a bedspread since she does not have a dust ruffle, so I made it a queen-size. The label is not on yet, but will be later today. We deliver the quilt on Friday. She hasn't seen it, so I hope she likes it.

It began as a class project taught by a friend, a mystery quilt. When it was finished, I thought it would be just right for Mom. She would like an old-fashioned look, but a bit up-dated. The colors are bright and more up-to-date (her bedroom is all beige and much in need of some color).

I had it quilted by Connie Anderson, who designed the feathered shapes specifically for this quilt. She did a great job and the design gives it that old-fashioned look! I had to soak it in cold water (marker pencil refused to come out with spraying) so that helped make it look even "older." Double-click on the photo to see the detail.

8 comments:

Karol-Ann said...

It's lovely and the quilting is wonderful. I do hope she likes it!

Rose Marie said...

The top was gorgeous, but the quilting sure made it come alive and it is absolutely lovely!

Anne Ida said...

This is gorgeous! And the beautiful quilting helps lift it even more! I'm sure your MIL will be thrilled with it!

Rose Marie said...

Hi, your email is no reply .... so will answer your question about the baptist fans. I used a Clover thick marker (showed up well on my white fabric) and started in one corner and drew free hand arcs. Some of the arcs had to be re-drawn but most were left as is. No fussing and I quite enjoyed doing it and the look is great. I will do them again.

LC said...

Thank you, Rose Marie. I do like them, also Ruth McDowell's variation, so will have to give them a try!

Exuberant Color said...

Oh, how beautiful. How could she not like it? But then there are picky people like my mother.....

Ivory Spring said...

What a lovely quilt... you did a wonderful job. I just stumbled across your blog, and have enjoyed the visit.

Catherine said...

What a gorgeous quilt! Love the quilting and love the look of the whole quilt!