Monday, 8 October 2012


Last week was my mums 49th birthday! Do you know what that means? It means I have 51 weeks to make her a 50th birthday quilt!
So far I have no idea what I want to make. I don't have a pattern, fabric line or even colour in mind.
I am hoping some inspirations comes to me quickly. I am thinking of using some english paper piecing but that is my only thought so far.

I have a few vague ideas

Mum likes to travel, she has been to Paris, India, Egypt and a few other countries so that's something to think about.

This is a wall hanging she got from somewhere.
I thought this wall hanging could be some inspiration for colours but I don't know. I am the worlds worst decision maker.

Mums bedroom window looks over our country cottage garden so that's an idea too.

The problem with mums is they say everything you do is nice so it's tricky knowing what they actually love.
xxx ooo


  1. A older pattern like what she would have grown up with, would be nice, like a old patchwork nine patch. Thats my favorite. She will like what ever you make.

  2. If you live near her, you could go shopping with her and see what she likes!! Then use that as inspiration! Mom's like what their children make for them!!

    1. Thanks, but that could be a problem, she is like a magpie she likes anything shiney!!

  3. Maybe something with applique on it? I've made my mom a fairly simple Baltimore Album block design for a lap quilt and she loves it.

    1. Ohhh good idea. DO you have a photo of it on your blog?