“A Quilt for Claire” for My Mother

Hi and welcome!

When I was growing up our mother valued the things that we, her children, made over any gift that we could have bought for her. So, when asked what she wanted for her birthday, Mother’s Day, etcetera, she always asked for something that we’d made ourselves. I don’t recall that any of us had a bit of talent, but for myself, her request instilled a great value for anything hand made.

Though I am not a seasoned quilter, I was sure Mom would be excited to have a quilt made specifically for her. The pattern A Quilt for Claire from The Quilting Land is interesting, but achievable for a novice like me. I collected coordinating pink and turquoise cotton fabrics along the “Road to Oklahoma Shop Hop” that takes place in quilt shops across Oklahoma each June through July.

One of the sewn blocks. This is a very quick quilt to make.

Here is the pieced top before quilting. Several of the fabrics have gold in the design which helped to coordinate the various patterns.

I chose pink and turquoise because they were Mom’s favorite colors when she was a child. The lap-size quilt was a combined birthday and Mother’s Day gift for her.

My original plan was to quilt with straight lines framing the fabric strips. For some reason that I can’t recall, I changed to a “pebble” pattern of free motion quilting. I’m happy with the result, but it certainly took a lot longer to complete the quilting!

Mom loves her quilt and displays it proudly on her couch for everyone to see!

Thanks for dropping by. It would make me day if you’d leave a comment.

Di

The quilt pattern is from Quilting Land – http://www.thequiltingland.com/2017/09/a-quilt-for-claire.html

Published by Di Wong

Wife, mother, and maker of pretty things.

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