I finished one of my WIPs! I started cutting out this quilt months ago! Every once and a while I would pull the pieces out again and sew the next step. You see I have a love hate relationship with it. I wish I had picked a different solid or maybe it was just not me. I just wasn’t feeling this quilt. I had shown my Mom the fabrics and she said “this is more me than you” I kinda shrugged what she said off and kept sewing. Well the more I did the more I realized that this quilt was really just meant for my Mom.
I then decided to make this for her and finish it for Mothers day. I found that my attitude about getting this quilt done totally changed because I knew she would love it. Well my Mom was having some health problems so I decided to just finish it now! the blocks were all ready so Lorelei (my 4 year old daughter) helped me lay it out (some prints are too close for my liking but it makes it a little more special, right?!) I sewed all the blocks together. Then quilted it in dark pink! My mom loves pink. I was just waiting for my binding fabric to show up. Then she breaks her femur bone at her hip. Not cool at all! She was in the hospital starting on Thursday (March 14th) my binding material arrived the Friday!!! (the day she had hip surgery to replace that ball part of her femur bone) So I bound the whole quilt on Saturday, my thumb hurt by the end of the day! We delivered it to her on Sunday to hopefully raise her spirits and keep her warmer. She was so surprised and even cried a little. She hadn’t expected this quilt and I hadn’t mentioned to her that I had been working on it. She is now home and recovering. Thank goodness!
I used the QAL Kaleidoscope pattern found on Don't call me Betsy. The fabric is mostly from Joel Dewberry Heirloom plus a few other collections. Solid is Kona in Sky and Binding is Sketch in Lipstick.