I was so excited to know this, because it was a perfect Christmas gift for the lady I never knew what gift to buy for Christmas. I cut out, with scissors, every strip using a template from Georgia Bonesteel's Lap Quilting book... my very first quilting book. I pencil drew a design of the block on an index card, so she would know how to sew the blocks.
I added the hexie flowers, leftover from another project that I had made back in the 1990's, just to give the quilt a little more 'something'. Here's part of the pieced backing. I quilted it along the seams of the strips on the front side, hoping to make the quilt more durable. (yep, I have a few wrinkles on the back)
I had planned to gift this to my mom for Mother's Day last year, but had not finished it on time. She did see the completed quilt without its binding, as I took it to her house on Mother's Day for her to see. Sadly, she passed away in July, and never received the quilt.
Today I will be delivering the quilt to her sister, my Aunt Carol, who was my mama's best friend forever! They talked EVERY day on the phone and I'm sure my aunt misses her terribly. I hope she will enjoy having her mom, Marjorie's, completed quilt.... and somehow feel a connection to my mom and Marjorie "Ma", through this quilt. It was truly stitched with lots of love from my heart. <3 p="">3>