This past week was an emotional one for my family.
We all gathered in Michigan...
my siblings and their families,
my one remaining aunt and her husband
and lots of cousins...
and had the interment of my mom's ashes.
She would have been so pleased that so many gathered
to say their final good-byes.
It was a beautiful day in Algonac... a little town
on the St. Clair river.
It was in the 70's with a soft breeze and blue skies.
We shared a delicious meal after the interment
and had time to visit and catch up with each other.
Rest in Peace, Mom.
Upon my return home,
I picked up my sewing machine from it's
yearly clean and service
and put it right to work yesterday.
The Iris quilt is now finished.
This was a quick quilt to make and jelly roll friendly.
The most daunting part of the construction was trimming it.
I marked it with a frixion pen first to make sure it was square
and then trimmed the sides.
I quilted it with a grid and used a color of the Ombre
that I had not used in the quilt for the binding.
It's labeled and ready to deliver to the sweet little one.