Mum has always wanted a patchwork quilt.
I found this out when I was looking on her bookshelf for something to borrow and came across a quilting book. She said that she would never be able to make one now, but would have loved to.
A little while later, whilst talking to my dear friend Clare, she revealed that she had made her mum a quilt for her birthday. That got me inspired to do mums.
It's the disappearing 9 patch pattern, made from Moda charm packs. It is a quilt-as-you-go design, which means that I made 30 individual complete quilt blocks which I then sashed together before binding.
I would say it was a labour of love, but I don't think that's quite accurate! I hated it to start with, but the more I quilted, the more I fell in love with it and I was quite emotional once I'd finished.
Now mum has her quilt. She spent years going to antique quilt auctions and coming away empty handed. She says she loves this and couldn't have chosen better colours or pattern, but it's even better because I made it too!
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