Friday, March 25, 2016

Love and Kisses!

My beautiful Mother celebrates her 80th birthday this week!
Without a plan for anything bigger, I came up with a smaller plan.
Juicy fruit colors and pale pastels....
vibrant (happy, lively, cheerful, adventurous), 
and soft (quiet, thoughtful, composed, loving), like her!
I improvised a little 3" (finished) x block....
Oops!  The L disappeared!
Ahh, that's better!
Straight line machine quilting with every pale color I had,
Hand stitching in the main panel with doubled thread for visibility.
6"x14", to fit a feather neck roll form I found online at Bed, Bath and Beyond...
I hope it is nice :)
The first L reappears on the back...more pastel...
A speedy little finish, but it is packed full of love!
Happy LXXXth Birthday to Mom!


Linking with:
Finish It Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts :)
Main Crush Monday @ Cooking Up Quilts
Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts

11 comments:

Mommy said...

Well Sarah, I am crying....
What you put together is all beautifully!
Sure love our mommy, my sweet sister Sarah����
Thank you����

SarahZ said...

Of course you are, my sweet sister Weezie <3 xoxo

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

A beautiful post to celebrate a beautiful woman! Your mother does not look her age at all and seems full of love and life. Lovely tribute Sarah - you seem to be much like her perhaps. Your siblings all look to be close in age too.

vickie said...

What a lovely idea. I love it. You are so lucky to still have your mom with you. She is lucky to have a daughter like you too.

Gina said...

Sweet finish Sarah!!! I love how you went about making decisions for it!!! Happy Birthday to your mom!!! She is a young 80; i think she looks around 60!!!!!

Lorna McMahon said...

Awww! Happy birthday to your beautiful mom! What a lovely and thoughtful gift you made her. Love and kisses are the best!

Kate said...

Happy Birthday to your Mother. Thank you for sharing the story behind your gift, so beautiful.
Smiles
Kate

Kaja said...

Lovely, moving post, lovely idea, lovely gift. Happy birthday to your mum too; she is looking great!

Lara B. said...

That really is packed full of love for your mom. And so is this post Sarah! Happy birthday to your mom! I can see where you get your beauty.

Preeti Harris said...

I read this post like reading a mystery novel. See, I thought you were trying to spell LOVE or X and O. But it was only on the last page of the novel, that the Roman numerals mystery jigsaw puzzle piece clicked together in my brain. I had such an AHA moment.
Wow, the little details, the choice of colors and overall cuteness makes it an amazing gift. Glad that my mother does not read blogs, otherwise she'd be demanding one too :-)
Hugs,
Preeti.
http://sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.com

Daniela O'Connell said...

This is such a thoughtful gift to a great Mum!