So what is this all about...19 years of stitching and thoughtful contemplation on behalf of my mother, a gift to me, a catalog of all the love she has for me, a legacy that I will be able to pass down to generations to come. This quilt is entirely hand pieced, each block was pieced by my mom and the 4 hearts in the corners were appliqued by my Aunt, then my mother hand quilted the top and edges.
The fabric in the blocks is from my clothes that my mom made me as a child and pieces of fabric from the dresses that she made my grandmother, so each block is me and my grandmother together, it's funny that my mom found away to make it so we could be together forever, she knows how much I still deeply miss grandma and its been 22 years since she passed away.
I drove in my parents driveway on Sunday morning and the quilt was hanging on the line, washed and dried. I walked in the house and said "Really, its all done, I can take it home?" My poor mom has been the brunt of many jokes about her finally getting it done over the years... It takes my breath away every time I walk in my bedroom. I slept really well that night, how could you not under all that love.