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