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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Quilt for Mum

How right that now on this beautiful sunny spring morning, the quilt I have been working on for my mother is finally finished!
 I began it so many months ago, no long after my father's death.
It contains fabrics from Dad's quilt, as well as the three quilts for my children.  It has fabric given to me by my sisters, fabric my mother gave me after a trip to Cairns.  It has a piece of the 80's shorts I wore to the roller disco!  And it also has pieces of one of my Dad's shirts, I've left the buttons and the pocket on.
  I chose the bluebird motif because I remember my mother singing to us "There'll be bluebirds over, the white cliffs of Dover", and she used to have jewellery with the enamel bluebirds on it.
  Everything except the stitching together of the squares is by hand.
On the back I have used a retro sheet from the op-shop.
 I chose the design for the border because I feel that for Mum it had to be simple, and pleasing.  The interwoven design also represents the weave and continuity of family.

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful, so so special. Perfectly timed with sunshine too.

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  2. Wonderful. So very marvellous... that so many pieces of fabric are included with so much significance. That they've been sewn together to make a new voice that speaks for times past and new futures.
    This is such a special gift you have made your mother. I am struck my both its beauty and significance.
    UBER ACE!

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  3. Just WOW. Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow.

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