Friday, July 14, 2017

Happy Birthday Mom!

Happy Birthday Mom!


Mom turns 80 today and I made a signature quilt to celebrate.  We held her party in June and I just loved giving her the quilt that everyone had signed.

Label above was printed at Spoonflower.  I printed other photos on fabric - see what I made for my dad for Father's Day here.


What fun she had reading the messages that everyone had written.

In a post earlier this week, I wrote about the process of designing the quilt and collecting the signatures.  You can read about it here.


Signatures were collected from her 7 daughters, her 7 son-in-laws, her 16 grandchildren plus 1 granddaughter-in-law plus her 2 brothers, her 2 sisters-in-law and my dad.  That's 36 people!

Signatures from the daughters and our families were all done on the rectangles that border the top and bottom of the quilt.


Then my sisters and I as well as mom's brothers and their wives captured a special memory or special message which I put in the center of the star.


To quilt, I first outlined in the ditch all the white area.   The background was quilted with loops with some hearts mixed in.  There are also special words hidden in the quilting (which I just realized I never told mom about!)

I enjoyed every minute of creating this quilt.


Happy Birthday Mom!  You are one amazing person!



Have a wonderful day! Patty

17 comments:

  1. The quilt is beautiful, and the signatures and messages must be something she is going to enjoy looking at over and over again. Just seeing her studying the quilt gave me goosebumps. :)

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  2. What a beautiful quilt and wonderful design and fabric choices too! I'm sure she will treasure it. That was a lot of work gathering all of those signatures too.

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  3. This is such a wonderful present. Good job!

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  4. What a thoughtful guift, love in every stitch! I know she was thrilled!

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  5. Oh so wonderful and she can sit and smile at each one and remember you all. I think making quilts as gifts is the best.

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  6. What a wonderfully thoughtful gift!!

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  7. Ha! Wonder if she found any of your secret messages yet? :) The quilt looks beautiful and the photo with your mom giving it the once-over is perfect. Happy Birthday Patty's Mom!!

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  8. Oh what an incredibly special present and so filled with love there can't have been a dry eye in the house when she unwrapped it!

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  9. Soooooooo sweet. Tell your Momma Happy Birthday.

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  10. Soooo cool! Happy birthday to Mom!

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  11. This is such a lovely quilt. I think the fact you've gone for muted colours is a great idea. Makes the words stand out and be the feature.

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  12. What a gorgeous quilt! And such fun and useful keepsake for your Mother. Hope she had a wonderful birthday.

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  13. What a beautiful quilt! Happy 80th to your mom!

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  14. This quilt is beautiful. I am glad I finally get to see it all together. I have been following along. I am sure your Mom was thrilled with this wonderful gift.

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  15. What a thoughtful and beautiful present! I am sure it will be treasured. Happy late birthday to your Mom.

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  16. This is such a great idea for a gift...love it! Happy Birthday to your mom!

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  17. Wonderful!!I'm in the planning stages of making an 80th quilt for my mum too - so I'm doubly interested to see your one. I hope she had a lovely birthday :-)

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