Mother’s Day is coming up soon, and my church is having a mother-daughter breakfast to celebrate. Some women had an idea to do a quilt as part of it. Apparently they did this last year too, but I wasn’t here. Women took plain blocks and embroidered Bible verses on them and then handed them back in. Everyone who did a block will be put in a draw to win the quilt. Even G1 (who is not interested in sewing at all) took a block because she wants to win the quilt.
The women organizing the event don’t quilt themselves so they were looking for a volunteer to put it together. They asked me if I could assemble the top and arrange for some people to tie it together. I am a bit of a quilt snob, so I said I would do it, but I would machine quilt it. It will only be straight-line, in the ditch quilting, since that’s all my skills are up for, especially with a time deadline.
I machine-embroidered a centre block to commemorate the event. It is set on point and will be surrounded by the verse blocks.
The pink pansy fabric is used for sashing between the blocks, a large border and also the backing.
I am almost finished assembling it, then on to quilting. That shouldn’t take too long. I am hoping to be done on Saturday, and then next week I can put on the binding.
I overheard my two boys talking the other day and B2 said “Mom said she is going to make me a quilt someday. I hope so. I really like quilts.” ouch. I guess I know what the priority is after this one.