Several months ago I was asked by Darlene, a friend, if I could make some quilt charms to match her mother's quilt.
Her mother Betty had passed away in April 2013. In her room at the nursing home hung a small ceramic quilt block. They weren't sure who had given it to her; perhaps one of the 8 children she had, or one 15 grand kids, or one of the 13 great grand kids, or maybe even one of her quilting friends. I forgot to mention she was a good friend to my mother in law, who is also a quilter.
After Betty died, it was decided to create that ceramic quilt block into a full size quilt. Betty's friend, 93 year old Leona, (their husbands were cousins), matched the fabrics and pieced the quilt.
Betty had always attended church at St Margaret's. The ladies Sodality there hand quilted the piece.
Her daughter in law, Judy put the binding on it.
Usually when I make the quilt charms, I leave the paper pattern on the back. This time I asked if I could do something a little different.
This is what I came up with. The charms were given to each of Betty's daughters yesterday on Mother's Day. How appropriate, Mom's Quilt on Mother's day!