This is my mom's first quilt, or the quilt that started it all. Without this quilt I wouldn't be the quilter I am today.
My mom picked out the fabrics and started it when my oldest brother was engaged. (I was seven years old.) She finished it three years later. She cut it out with scissors after marking the pieces with plexiglass templates. Then it was hand quilted on a Grace Frame.
It has been used and very well loved.
My brother brought it to my mom asking if it was possible to repair it.
I was thrilled to see it again. The center of the quilt is in pretty good condition. We may just need to trim off the borders and add a new binding.
When my mom finished her first quilt she became hooked on quilting. She tried to pass her love of quilting on to her daughters. While two of my three sisters have made a few quilts, I am the only one who really caught the bug.
And no, the grass at my mom's house is really not that green right now. I took these pictures a while ago and am just now sharing them. My sweet mother and her early quilts have been on my mind while I have worked on her Lone Star quilt.
It turns out that once I got started on this quilt that I just couldn't stop. (I could have named this post "No Longer a WISP or UFO.") All of the hand and machine quilting is done. I will have a finish to share later this week. Here is a sneak peek. My mom is so excited.
I know that she hand quilted at least six queen size quilts and a few smaller ones. I have pictures of one more of her early quilts. This one was made for my second oldest sister. It is a Heart and Home Log Cabin.
Isn't my mom amazing?