Sunday, May 17, 2009

Mother's Day Token Quilt

I wanted to make something for Mother. But unfortunately I was about a week behind and discovered to my shock that Mother's day was only a week away! I had thought it two weeks away. This was while I was at my Grandparents so thankfully I had brought, fabric, thread, machine, quilting magazines and the like. One never knows what one might feel like doing, so I always come prepared for anything. Just ask anyone in my family, or various close friends, I can not pack light. I hurried through the magazines, trying to find something that I could feasibly do in five days, yet it still be something meaningful. I stumbled upon these little token quilts that I know mother has always liked. I would put the name of the magazine but it is still at my Grandparents. If anyone wants to know just ask and I'll get it for you. This Token Quilt was one of four designs. It was the first time I had done such small applique. I will freely admit I did struggle with the tiny pieces. Some of you might be thinking, "Tiny pieces?" Okay, so maybe it isn't that tiny, but for me it seemed minute.
I plugged away at it all week, (including the afternoon of Mother's Day) and got it finished on time. Mother loved it, of course. She has it framed, of all things, and sitting on the shelf of our bookcase. It actually looks quite nice I think. And since all of the fabrics were from our scraps they all have memories attached to them. A lovely little keepsake, if I do say so myself!


  1. That is such a neat present. I love the design. It's so pretty and feminine.

    I have really enjoyed reading through your blog. I love knitting, but haven't quite gotten the hang of reading patterns or keeping the tension constant as I knit. So I have just stuck to knitting shawls, and scarves in fun yarns.

    I can't wait to read more!

    Tiffany (A High Calling)

  2. Thanks for your encouraging words Tiffany. I have enjoyed reading your blog as well. :)

    I taught myself to knit when I was 19, but didn't really get into it until a couple ofyears ago. It is one of my favorite things to do!

    Your shawls and scarves are very pretty. Keep up the good work!

    Holly (Holly Marie Knits)


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