I am so proud of my mum.
This is her latest quilt, which she finished today. It is her version of the famous Dear Jane quilt - the original made by a lady named Jane A Blakely Stickle, and finished in 1863.
She started it in 2012 and has been working on it on-and-off until now. She used the quilt-as-you-go technique, and since it fits perfectly on her super king sized bed I think it was a great choice. As we both only have domestic sewing machines, quilting this beauty would have been near impossible.
You can find out more about this original quilt by looking at http://www.dearjane.com/
The corners of the quilt have special significance - and she thought long and hard about them. There is a corner each for my sister and I - my sister's is made using fabrics from New Zealand, where she now lives, mine is made from South African fabrics, where I now live (mostly). The third is a corner with a Welsh daffodil flower, (where we were all born) made using the stained glass window technique, and the final corner, that you can see in the picture, is the Cross of Lorraine - my mum's name.
I am sure you will agree - it looks amazing on her bed, and although it was a real mission to make, now it is finished I am sure she will says she loves it.
Well done mum! You are amazing.