Amy @ Park City Girls is hosting this great idea ...post your favourite quilt in her online festival !
I had to really think about this one !
It was a toss up between my very first quilt & a special quilt made last year.
I chose this one.
About this time last year we discovered that my 25 yr old son had a tumour deep in his brain.
So he had 6 months of pre-op tests .
All the while we were preparing ourselves for the complex & risky surgery necessary to remove the slow growing but damaging cyst .
It had already caused deficits in some major cranial nerves.
Worst part for me was the risk of damage to the vital nerves supplying face , sight , hearing & balance during the surgery that would leave him disabled .
My son had great respect & trust in his surgeon & this gave us all the reassurance we needed so badly.
The surgery was very long & difficult but our son is now completely recovered ... no deficits at all.
So this quilt was made by THE most grateful mother , for Robert Campbell , neurosurgeon & our hero !
It is a traditional block which started out as Lady of the Lake but somehow ended up as Birds in the Air, I cried a lot making this . It was machine pieced from lots of indigo civil war reproduction fabrics & a navy & cream shirting. Bound in red. Backed in a large navy & red paisley design fabric.
It was machine quilted by Cathy Davies in an all over curvy quilting design .
All fixed up !!