We had my mom's birthday celebration this weekend. I got to give her the quilt I made, and she cried. I think she liked it.
(The light has been either glaring or non-existent lately, so this picture of the top before quilting is actually closest to the true colors.)
I chose the fabric and pattern for her way back last spring. It's Moda's Aviary and Fig Tree Quilts' Sweet Sugar Swirls pattern (made for a Honey Bun).
And began sewing on it in November. My mom had started reading the blog about that time, so I could only give a little peek! Making all those stars just right (from cutting to piecing) was a great challenge. I learned quite a bit after I finished grumbling about it. The biggest thing is that as I sub-cut joined pieces, I recheck square-angles-and measurement!
The back got the first star that ended up the wrong size. I had to do a LOT of trimming to square up as I made it, since the pieces were all slightly different shapes! Hence all the learning and resewing I did for the other stars.
I loved giving it to her! Happy Birthday Mom!