A Quilt for Mom

My parents — really my mom — recently spruced up their bedroom a bit. They have a new bed quilt and gorgeous new draperies in an up-to-date color palette but kept their beautiful dark cherry furniture. I think it was just the right kind of change, it made their bedroom — which is on the main level of their home — look much more current but didn’t break the bank. Anyway, back in February I was visiting a fabric store and saw the Twiggy fabric collection by Moda and was inspired to make my mom a quilt.

Twiggy Quilt

I used some of two layer cakes to make 35 rail fence blocks. I then laid them out in a way to create the brown and cream zig-zag lines. After completing the top and back — sorry for the it being sideways in the photo — I sent it to Amanda Jean who agreed to stipple it for me. I love how the back — when facing the right direction — looks like a forest with a sky. My mom loves it of course and keeps getting annoyed with my dad when he puts something on top of where it is draped across the back of a chair.

Twiggy Quilt - Back
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5 Responses to “A Quilt for Mom”


  1. 1 Louise June 1, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Pretty quilt! Your photos are showing up in my contact stream right now.

  2. 2 darlene June 2, 2009 at 2:39 am

    looks very nice! is it a lap quilt? or bed?

  3. 3 amandajean June 2, 2009 at 9:19 am

    i like the colors in this quilt! (my husband really did, too.) and you know me, i love a pieced back. 🙂

  4. 4 erin June 8, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    it’s wonderful! i can see why your mom likes it so much.

  5. 5 blair June 10, 2009 at 12:23 am

    This is gorgeous! I love blue and brown together so much, this is such a treasure.


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