05. March 2015 · Comments Off on Quilt Journal: My Momma’s Birthday Quilt · Categories: quilts · Tags: ,


Eventually, all my immediate family will have a quilt that I made for them. So far, my brothers Jared and Ian and, most recently, my mom have received quilts as birthday gifts from me.  I’ve got ideas for Dad’s quilt and for Carl’s quilt, but I haven’t started on them. Their birthdays are in the fall, so maybe in 2015… maybe.

I knew that I wanted to make a quilt from my friend Elizabeth Dackson‘s book, Becoming a Confident Quilter, and the Precious Stones quilt was one (of many) patterns in the book that appealed to me.








I modified the piecing a bit. I added more white squares to break up the white sections and make it a little more maze-like.

The most important part: Mom loves it! I made it for her birthday, which is at the end of December, but I didn’t actually finish it until January.  This totally worked out, though, because my husband had a business trip to San Antonio in early February, so I packed it in his suitcase. He hand delivered it to Mom for me. :) Hand delivery is always better than USPS. And because her birthday had come and gone a long while before delivery, she was totally surprised. Score!


Quilt Stats:

62 x 74″

Fabrics: Various Madrona Road prints, Navy gingham, Kona Gold, Kona Snow

Warm and Natural 100% Cotton Batting

Gray Minky Backing

Quilted with loopy flowers all over, with a wishbone pattern in the border.

Machine bound.

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