I had never made anything significant for my mother. I helped her sew anything she asked me to do, but Mom was very good at her own making and mending. Mom nursed Dad for several years before he died and she didn't have much time to sew, let alone enjoy it.So I finally decided for my mother's birthday in 2013, I was going to make Mom a quilt. Dad was very ill and I wanted to make it cheerful.
My father was always partial to blue and Mom didn't want everything blue, but the right shade was what would offset the pieced blocks. I thought pale blue would be more feminine and I put a lot of bright pink in it with flowers. Mom is partial to flowers.