I am happy to report that Mom is home from the hospital. She still has to take it easy for quite a while (which will be REALLY hard for her), but at least she’s a little more comfortable and enjoying much better food!
With her home, I can FINALLY reveal a little present I made for her. I’d been working on it quietly in the background, and while she was in surgery, I was quilting it up on her long arm.
It was orginally just supposed to be a small lap quilt – just something to bring a little extra comfort in recovery. But I kind of got carried away and made too many cats. The end result was a LARGE lap quilt. It ended up being about 56″ x 84″… oops!!!!
It was made from a fun fat quarter bundle that I bought in secret back in January (when we first found out she’d need surgery). Mom is a big lover or purple and burgundy, but she already has several prints in those colours. I incorporated them of course, but I wanted something a little different and the pink and peach turned out to be just the thing. (And she just loved them.
The back is a beautiful burgundy print that the picture does not do justice to. It’s got a subtle flower pattern a little like a batik. I bought it online and didn’t realize there was a pattern at all – I just thought it was a mottled blender. I wish you could see it in real life.
To add a little pizzaz, I tried to ad some “cat heads” to my loops.
They looked a lot better in my imagination than they do on the quilt – but you get the general idea! Lol.
And since I did the finishing at Mom’s I naturally had help from her crew.
I had to make my own binding and sew it on (usually Mom does this for me), but I had Tibbi to keep a close eye on me!