Thursday, July 9, 2009

Mother's Love

I keep on meaning to show you all this beautiful quit that I am lucky enough to own. Now before you think I am becoming a bit full of myself talking about something I made that way, I didn't make it. It was a wedding present for Andrew and myself from my Mum. It is all hand pieced there are 25 rings in all it is massive it hangs down almost a ring each side of our queen bed.

My engagement was not that much of a surprise to my family, so much so that my Mum actually started working on this 6 mths before we got engaged. My parents do the grey nomad thing and head north each winter, so she took the quilt with her and did all the piecing while traveling along the west cost of Australia.

Here is a close up of one of the rings so you can see the material used it is Gerdas collection from Elm Creek range, (as in the books)

It has gone on to be a running joke that my mother starts quilts for me before the event. She did the stitchery for Bastian cot quilt on there travels winter 2006. I didn't fall pregnant till Jan 07, and they are currently on there way up to Cape York, and she is doing the stitchery for #2 cot quit, and we are not even TTC, well not just yet anyway. I will have to remember to take a picture of Bastian cot quilt and show you all that as well


Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful quilt!

Kayscha's Quilting Corner said...

Wow - it is divine - lucky you! And I love how your mum seems to pre-empt things by making a quilt - great story x

Louise said...

Gosh how lovely and intricate! Your mum is so talented :)

Bec Clarke said...

That's a lovely quilt, I made one for my brothers wedding last year and it looks a little the same, you are very lucky.