Mom's Quilt finished.

This beautiful quilt was made by my mom, Gayla.  She finished this beautiful "Block of the Month" pattern designed by Peggy McDonald for her local quilt shop just before she suffered a stroke.  It has been one of those crazy life events that puts everything into perspective.  Mom has given me the love of quilting and she really was the reason I have been able to do all I have done with quilting.  She bought the longarm that I learned on, she encouraged me to write patterns, she traveled with me to peddle my patterns years ago.  She's been a huge influence in my life, not just in quilting, but in every aspect and the miracles that happened just over a month ago that have kept her here with us is something I am so grateful for. 

Mom is doing better, but she is having to re-learn a lot of things, including sewing.  So, when I realized that she couldn't sew as well - or at all - like she used to, I wanted to finish her quilt.  I sewed the backing together, I quilted it using my computerized A1 longarm and in my new design, Feather Swirl.  It turned out beautiful! 

This design is so great and looks nice, especially if you love feathers and swirls together. 

Binding would have been impossible for Mom, so I put together her scraps of fabric in 12 inch strips to make this fabulous binding. It really turned out beautiful! 

The back is perfect and shows off the quilting beautifully!

This is me with Mom and Amy, my sister.  I was up in Salt Lake last week and was able to take Mom to speech therapy.  She has a long road ahead in recovery, but she is doing well. We are so grateful that she is with us.  She is slowly getting back to stitching.  I was able to get her longarm loaded and had her practice while I was there and she did wonderful.  She was a little critical of herself, but I quickly reminded her that it will take time to get back to where she used to be. I am just so glad I was able to help her finish this beautiful quilt top.  

Feather Swirl digital design 
This is my Feather Swirl design - if you haven't looked around my digital designs, you can do so here.  Use the code "digital15" to receive a discount off your order.  Code expires at the end of the month.  Also, don't forget to grab your patterns - $5 until the end of the month.

July 28, 2018 by Judi
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Linda Spence

Linda Spence said:

What a marvelous story, Judi!
I’ll include her in my prayers.
I wish my mother had survived to see where I am with quilting. I learned to sew at her knees. I didn’t take up quilting until after she passed. Had she not inspired me many years prior, and encouraged me in all my endeavors, I don’t know where I’d be today! Mom’s are phenomenal!

Roseanne C. Atkinson

Roseanne C. Atkinson said:

Prayers sent to you and your wonderful mom! My mother had a massive stroke 4 months after my Dad passed away, in 2001. I moved in to take care of her. It was a very hard road to travel. I am very greatful for being blessed to take care of her till she passed away in 2014.

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