Monday, December 22, 2008

Mom's Christmas Quilt

I finally completed my mom's quilt. I sent it out priority mail to get it to AZ in time for Christmas. There is a story behind the quilt. It is written out on the label. I used my embroidery machine to create the unique label. It is a cross stitch pattern of Mary, Joseph, and Jesus to indicate the reason for the season. I used some fabrics that are a reminder of our trip to Sweden a few years ago. For those who don't know, my mom is a 100% American born Swede. When I bought my Volvo they had a Overseas delivery program. We got 2 free airline tickets to Sweden, 15 days of free insurance and registration, a night in a 4 star hotel (really beautiful). We got to meet relatives we didn't know and to visit my paternal great grandmother's birth place. It is still in the family. To commemorate this trip I created a quilt in the Swedish colors, yellow and blue. It is backed with fabric I bought in Sweden (that oddly enough was made in the US) After returning to the US I found the same fabric at my local quilt shop for less money. They have to import and there aren't many fabric shops as we know them here. I have more fabric that will find their way into future quilts. I hope mom enjoys her lap quilt.

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