Wow! A first quilt. This is wonderful and so touching your mother was able to teach you and help you before she passed. Something to cherish always.
How about a gray for the borders/sashing?? Good luck!
Wow what a loving story and what an amazing quilt this will be. I am so sorry for your loss but this will be a treasure. Love your blocks. I am a big fan of white for sashing but also think gray would work. I happen to like how white makes the blocks pop. Will so look forward to seeing your progress on this one.
Sashing...that's what it is called! I knew there was a specific name but couldn't remember it. I spent an afternoon at a friends today and finished off tidying up the last few squares so tomorrow afternoon I am going in search of fabric for the sashing. Thank-you for your advice, I will keep it in mind
Wow! Hand pieced! You did a great job. Thanks for sharing the story of making it with your mom. Don't let anything stop you from finishing this. It will always be a treasure to you!
Your mom would be so proud of how you are continuing on with talent. A beautiful story and a beautiful quilt. I think the white sashing was a good call!
Love the white sashing...this will be done in no time!
What a lovely tribute to your mother! Your hand piecing is amazing and the sashing choice is perfect.
Such a beautiful story and quilt to go along with it. It's nice that you're finishing it. Even though I'm sure it's been tough, it will be such a special quilt full of memories that you can cherish for a lifetime.
Great choice on the white sashing...it lets the blocks stand out and take center stage. :) Your mum would be very proud of you for sure.
This is such a beautiful quilt, with such a touching story. I love the colors. A wonderful heirloom.
Wow you have really done a beautiful job this is gorgeous!
Love how you showcased your special single block on the back. You definitely have a quilter's heart...doing special little things in your quilt that many will not notice but that hold deep meaning.
It's a beautiful quilt Becklin_b . :)
This is an absolutely gorgeous quilt...I love the quilting- you did an amazing job!
What a lovely quilt - a wonderful memory and tribute to your Mom - you really did a terrific job!
Beautiful quilt with an equally beautiful history- a wonderful tribute to your Mom , and to the gift she gave you. I hope you make many more:)
True Thank-you! If you looked closely you would see the quilting isn't amazing but it's finished and I can use what I have learnt on my next...ha ha! I'll post up a pic of the quilt Mum made me, that one was her first quilt and it is perfect!
It's turned out beautifully Becklin_b . You did a wonderful job!! As far as first quilts go....none of our firsts were perfect....it's one of the things that makes them special. :)
If you wouldn't have stated that this was your first, I never would have guessed it! Great job.
I think the quilting is wonderful. You took the plunge and you finished it. I am sure you will make many more quilts but this one will always hold a special place in your heart. It's a tangible loving link to your mom. Keep up the good work and can't wait to see your next project.
As for keeping your threads to one room-good luck! QUilting has a way of spreading all over the house even with the best of intentions.
Becklin_b I would love to see the one your Mum made!! And the day I make a perfect quilt...well let us say it will never come;-).
True I've put two pics of my quilt from my Mum. As you can see it's a whole lot bigger than the one I've just made.
I have to say, I don't think I would have got it finished if I hadn't joined Threadbias...it's very motivating having people encouraging you in what you are doing...so thanks everyone!
Becklin_b What an awesome and beautiful quilt!! Love it and I am sure she loved making it for you:-). Threadbias has changed and improved my quilting life immensely...the support, help and inspiration is amazing!
What a beautiful first quilt - thank you so much for sharing it with us, and sharing your story as well.