The beautiful quilts that are the subject of today’s post were hand-pieced and hand-stitched by my Mom! She has an eye for color and this innate sense of what will look great together is readily apparent in the complementary combinations of fabric that she uses to make each quilt.
She does use a sewing machine to attach the front of the quilt to the backing, but all of the detailed stitches that fill a quilt with eye-catching texture is done by hand. Her stitches are so small and precise that they look like they’ve been machine-sewn, but I can assure you, I’ve watched her work for countless hours holding her hoop of stretched material under a light. I, unfortunately, did not inherit this particular gift for sewing. My stitches tend to look more like a child’s first attempt at using a thread and needle. I think it is apparent though that the love of creating something new and beautiful has been passed down.
The quilts range in size and function. Some are wall hangings, like the Christmas-themed quilt above, and the two displayed below.
I feel fortunate to have a few handmade quilts decorating my own walls, and the baby quilt above was a gift when I had my son. Quilts add beauty anywhere they are displayed, and these particular quilts, for me, exude comfort, and home.
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