Friday, August 17, 2012

Quilted Blanket for Mom

I finished this quilted blanket for my mom's bed.  She is in a nursing home and her bed is similar to a dorm bed - long and narrow.  I didn't want anything to fussy - I knew that this had to be easy to wash and pretty sturdy.  Just like a quilt you would send with a kid going to college.  I had a bundle of fat quarters by Cosmo Cricket in the Salt Air patterns.  Very fresh and cheery!  I simply turned the fat quarters into 18" x 18" squares and sewed them together in a 3 block by 5 block pattern.  To keep it looking clean and modern, I decided not to do a border.  For the back, I used some extra fat quarters and some yardage .  The quilting pattern I did was a swirly wave pattern in each block.  Like in nature, the waves aren't all perfectly the same :)   One of the prints in this collection is an overall print of lots of different labels.  I used my embroidery machine to stitch on her name, my name, and the date.  This will keep the quilt going back to the right room after washing.  I know she is going to like it and can't wait to give it to her.  The nursing home she is at is just wonderful...the people are so friendly and caring.  Always giving  my mom hugs and laughing with her.  It is not a situation that we would choose for her to be in, but if she has to be away from home, this dorm is a perfect home-away-from-home.  As I see back-to-school ads on tv, and see our oldest granddaughter get ready to move into her first dorm room, I prefer to think of my mom getting to have that opportunity that she never got to have, but always wanted.  She has a nice roommate, and an excellent meal plan.  No classes or professors, though, just enough activities to keep her entertained and an extended family to keep her safe.  Jerilynn


  1. Thank you, Jer. Both the quilt and the sentiment is beautiful.

  2. It turned out fantastic. Your Mom is sure to feel wrapped in love whenever she uses her new blanket.