My mom is a talented
First came the inspiration.
After deciding on the dimensions, I started creating my blocks. I didn't want them to follow a pattern or all be the same size. The numbers going down the left side of each column are inches, as well as the numbers on top of the columns: a 5 in column, a 10 inch colum, and an 8 inch column. The number in the center of each block corresponds to the fabric we were using. I split each one randomly - or so I thought - turns out each column had 14 blocks, not so random after all.
fabricworm.com. This is something I'm so glad I didn't have to do because it looks incredibly difficult. As you can see, this was not a cheap project, but it was worth it.
Then came the cutting. My mom and I spent an entire Saturday cutting - no joke. It took forever because each piece was different, plus we had to make sure we had all the pieces. Then we pinned the columns together in the correct order...and then we both died.
That was the end of my contribution to the quilt. After we had everything cut and pinned, Mom took over. She pulled it all together and made it look amazing. This is really a family made quilt; after my mom sewed all the pieces together, my Auntie Sharon did the quilting.
Not only did we cut enough for my quilt, we also cut pieces for Charlie's quilt (yes, Charlie and I have matching quilts). It may be weird to most of you that my dog has a quilt, but you should have seen the old blanket I kept on the couch (yuck). It's nice to have something on the couch that is nice looking and covers her side completely. Custom quilts are the best.
Needless to say, she loves it. She is now incredibly spoiled and hates to sleep on the couch without her blanket.
It's a wonderful living room collection and it's just plain awesome. And while we're on the subject...
Thanks for all the things you've made for me, Mom!