Friday, July 27, 2012

Memories of my Mom

My dear Mother Ruth, passed away last Friday, July 20, 2012.  Finally I am ready to at least re-post some of the memory quilts that I made for her.  My last name, Ruthsdottir, was adopted to honor my Mom.  She did feel special and very honored.  That makes me feel very good.

News paper clipping about one of my Mom's swimming feats.

Here are some quilts and links that relate to my Mom.

She's a Star
This is the first 'real' quilt that I made.  She loved it and it was always hung where ever she was staying.  If you wish to know more of the story behind this quilt, click here

or here for details which tell a bit about Mom's story


Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder
This is about Mom seeing a new granddaughter for the first time.

Angles have no wings

Mom said she felt alone in the nursing home so I made her this little angle hanging with bells.  At the slightest breeze the bells softly ring.  It seemed to comfort her.

These are some memories or a response to Mom, that I have fashioned in fabric.

Here is a link to her on-line obituary.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Monogram - tangled

Monogram - tangled

The FFF challenge was to do a letter, initials or monogram in a zentangled manner.  I did that for the piece that will go on the back of the memory quilt pillow for my second cousins.  Originally, I was just going to use the same fabric as the front.  After the FFF challenge came out, I thought it would be really special to use their monogram.  However, after the tangling was finished, I think it would have been better without it.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Purple BOMbs finally finished

Purple BOMbs
40.5" x 58.5"

I have finally finished the quilt.  Quite a challenge for me to complete the Block of the Month.  Yet, it was much more of a challenge to put them together in this lap quilt.

detail Purple Apple quilted

detail Sail Boat  quilted

detail Spring Flower quilted

detail Tea for Four quilted

detail Umbrella, Leaf, Whirly Gig quilted

detail Window to the Sky quilted