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.