Quite a few years ago Mum decided to make her great nieces a quilt each. They were made with love and gifted to the girls who live in Sydney with their parents, my cousin Paul and his wife Lyn. With the arrival of more great nieces and a great nephew, the promise of more special quilts was made but unfortunately never fulfilled. As Mum retired from her quilt making hobby, she often would say that she had to make the quilts for the children. Only a couple of months ago I promised Mum that I would make the quilts and gift them on her behalf. I know that it worried Mum, so on Friday I pulled out Mum's stash of fabric, selected 3 different designs, and set about cutting and stitching the quilts. Mum's stash was quite old but I wanted to use it so that they were quilts from Mum and not me.
The girls were easy as Mum loved florals and she loved pink
And for the boy's quilt I pulled out lots of Mum's fabrics that she had used for applique as well as some other projects.
Three quilts in four days.
They will go off to be machine quilted and will only need the bindings (and labels) before they head off to their new homes in Melbourne. I hope that they like them.