Tuesday, January 19, 2010

She Cried


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!

24 comments:

~Michelle~ said...

ooh, I like that... and I swear, I just saw another version of that quilt in blogland (but I dunno where)... the closeup view gave me a better idea of how you managed all of those pieces, but still a big yikes!

Blue Is Bleu said...

Awww that's so sweet! I'm planning to make my parents a quilt to take with me the next time I visit them... pretty sure my dad will be the one to use it since he gets cold ALL the time lol

quiltermom2 said...

LOVE this quilt! I think I might have seen a star like this when you gave a sneak peak. And I have been racking my brain to find it again... I suffer from short-term memory loss... Could you possibly let me borrow this pattern or let me know where you got it? It would be GREATLY appreciated! I was going to make my mom a quilt with this pattern. Thanks Erin

Library said...

It is so stunning. I would have cried too. Now, I want to make one. Maybe I should make it as my block for the bee, since you are a pro now! :-)

Dee said...

You made me tear up...I can feel the love you have for her coming through every letter!

What a wonderful daughter you are!

Beth said...

I loved it when you posted a peek awhile back. It turned out amazing. Great job. I'm glad she liked

Kelly said...

Wow it turned out beautifully! I would cry too if my daughter presented me with something so stunning made with so much love!

Allie said...

That is so beautiful! Your Mom is so lucky. I'm glad she had a good birthday.

Jenny said...

Such a great quilt Angela...another great quilt! so happy that your mom was thrilled with your hard work...its beautiful.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful! What a wonderful gift for your mom, those stars are lovely. Great job!

Kris said...

how beautiful! It's such a perfect combination of fabric and pattern! Isn't it great when you know for sure you knocked it out of the park?!

Rene' said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom!! The quilt is beautiful. You know it's good when your Mom cries ;-))

Lara said...

It's truly beautiful Angela - I can see why she cried!!

Jackie said...

What a beautiful quilt! I have a feeling that she will treasure it forever. Job well done and Happy Birthday to your Mom!

The Quilt Buddy said...

I would cry also! It is gorgeous!

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

It's beautiful! I love the fabric!!

jaybird said...

i'm glad she liked it... but i knew that would happen... its too sweet not to like!

Linda said...

Such a beautiful quilt. You're a lot braver than me, I think I would have looked at the pattern and chosen another one:)

calicodaisy said...

So beautiful!

Leslie said...

that is so special....tears are definite proof that she loves it. how could she not...it is amazing

Jessica said...

Wow, it's stunning! I'd cry too if someone gave it to me. :) Your piecing is so precise; what an achievement. And the quilting is the perfect complement.

amy smart said...

Angela, this is so beautiful! And I'm sure it's even more gorgeous in real life. (They always are.) What a work of art. I love your mom's reaction. So sweet.

Rebekah said...

happy birthday to your mom! What a gorgeous quilt!

amandajean said...

That is a beautiful quilt!!! I love star quilts. I can only imagine how tricky those stars were to piece. Congrats on a beautiful finish.