My mom and I had very different tastes in a lot of things
and especially quilting.
I'd make one of my Kaffe quilts or bright batik quilts
and she would say
"That's really nice, but please don't make me one like that."
Then we'd laugh and tease each other about our differences.
I started making this Three Dudes quilt and she saw it
when she was at my house one day.
She asked if I had anyone in mind for this quilt.
When I said no, she said she would like to have it.
Mom was moving into a new apartment and was getting
some new furniture. She thought this quilt would look nice
with her new furniture.
I told her I'd be happy to give it to her for her new home.
Mom moved into her new apartment and three weeks later she died.
The quilt sat unfinished.
I'd move it from spot to spot,
telling myself I needed to finish it,
but did not have the motivation.
Finally, a few weeks ago I said it was time.
I sent it to Jennifer at Peaceful Hill Quilting and she quilted
a simple hexagon pattern into the quilt.
The quilt is now finished.
I won't keep it, but will find a new home for this one.
I love the design and the colors,
but it isn't mine.