The Wedding Quilt…Made by Ma!

When we were planning our wedding Ma and I had several conversations about what she could give us as a wedding present.  As she only has her State Pension, The Husband and I were reluctant  for her to spend anything other than a token amount of money on us.

Ma, on the other hand, was adamant.  She was getting us something significant and special and hang the cost!

We hit a compromise.

Why don’t you make us a quilt?

Apart from the fact that you don’t have to shell out for it all in one go…it hits the mark in so very many ways.

:: It’s an original piece of art and I LOVE that.

:: Every stitch was Made by Ma with love.  A tremendous gift of love, time and effort.

:: It will become a family heirloom that can pass down through the generations.  A legacy of Ma’s incredible talent for our children and all the children to come.

:: It will keep us all warm!  A necessity when you live in the north of England! (Although, to be fair, I think this one would warm us through a Canadian winter!  It’s amazingly warm.)

And so, last night, after 14 months of incredible work by Ma, and on a suitably frosty night, The Husband and I snuggled down under this beauty for a cosy nights sleep.

The backing is the same silk as the curtains and the lampshades

This is a truly spectactular quilt and we are thrilled and grateful that Ma took all that time to make it for us.

Thanks Ma…we will treasure this more than you could ever imagine.

We love you.


PS.  She thinks it’s not that well made.  I’m thinking she’s crazy!

PPS.  It was still a significant amount of money! And a significant amount of work.   I tried!

PPPS. This was the mystery quilt project I’ve been working on.  Ma was losing the will so I offered to do the hand-stitching on the binding.  I love hand-stitching.  I’m odd like that.

13 Responses to The Wedding Quilt…Made by Ma!

  1. That is quite possibly the best present anyone could make you. Ever. And how lovely that you too had a “hand” in it. Ahh, am feeling all warm and happy thinking of the love and work that went into it and how it can now be treasured, enjoyed and one day, passed on. Well done to your Ma!

  2. PendleStitches says:

    She has worked like a demon on it and it’s just the most perfect gift. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…I’m one very lucky girl!

  3. Jane says:

    Oh, so do I, and on this it would have been a delight. What a great present, all the thought and effort that has gone into this makes it a priceless gift

    • PendleStitches says:

      Fabric : £X.
      Time spent sewing : £X.
      Joy this quilt brings to our lives : Priceless
      Who needs Mastercard when you’ve got a Ma like mine? 😉

  4. Sue Taylor says:

    It is beautifully made! Is the pattern the one they call the wedding ring quilt?? You are right, it will be an heirloom to pass down through the generations!
    PS I am with you on the hand stitching- I find it very relaxing :o)

    • PendleStitches says:

      It IS beautifully made. Thank you!!!! I’ve been telling her this.
      Ma are you listening? I know you value Sue’s opinion!

  5. xtiand says:

    It’s beautiful, your mum is very talented and having seen your Chateau quilt it obviously runs in the family! I love the colours, and the red centres make it look very warm.

    • PendleStitches says:

      Thank you. The red centres were a bit of a risk but Ma was convinced they’d make the quilt pop. How right she was! In the right light they really glow.

      I come from a line of talented needlewomen. I have a way to go yet but plenty to aspire to!

  6. Sarah says:

    Beautiful!!! xxx

  7. I’m sure it’s a lot of work to make sth so big and complicated! Job well done 🙂

    • PendleStitches says:

      It did but its completely worth it and it brings us so much joy every day….and so much cosiness every cold night!

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