Saturday, December 19, 2015

Birthday Gift

This is the project I've been working on obsessively for the last few months.  My mother in law turns 80 on Christmas Eve and this is my gift to her.  It is an entirely original design. The figures are her and my father in law from a picture I took  some time ago.  The sky will have the hand prints of her immediately family - 3 children, spouses, grand children and their spouses.  There are 12 in total.  

Right now, it is nearly complete - I have the last edge of binding to hand stitch down.  Then I can wash it, wrap it and deliver it.  This was sort of a stressful project because I didn't even think about doing this until August and the family wasn't exactly cooperative in getting their hand prints to me prompting me to send out a critical email reminder that ruffled some feathers.  But, I think she will love it.


  1. What a special project! Wonderful job, Mair!

  2. Thanks, Linda. I had my daughter bring her camera over yesterday and got some better shots of the completed quilt. I'll put them up after Christmas; after the gift is received.