Monday, August 1, 2011

In Loving Memory...

Memories of my mum, who passed away over 12 years ago at the age of 48, surface stronger at some times more than others. She was such a lovely gentle lady and I miss her very much.

My mum was never a sewer but if she were still here I would have liked to have made this quilt for her. It is called Days In Provence from House on the Hill in New Zealand. It is very 'French'. Some of the fabric in the kit also had Italian words on it which was just right for mum - from French and Italian stock - so I just had to make it, and I love the colours too. I finished it in 2008 and it is now hanging on my bedroom wall.

I changed the pattern a little so that none of the wording or the lavender was upside down, left out a few buttons and embellished it with some wooden scrapbooking flowers.

The pattern also tells you what the French words mean, like Le champ de lavande ' The Lavender field and 'Campagne de francais' French countryside.....would be lovely to visit one day.


  1. This is very lovely and even more so considering it causes you to remember a lovely mother. She sounds a lot like you :)

  2. What a lovely quilt and what a beautiful way to remember your mother.

    My mother passed away at 45... and I miss her still...

  3. A beautiful quilt in memory of a beautiful Mum. My Mum passed away in 1999 at 52 and there isn't a day I don't miss her. Thanks for sharing your lovely quilt and part of your Mums' story .......

  4. Just gorgeous Leanne, started to sound like you were talking about MY mum there only she DID sew.
    Loving the words.


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