Tuesday, May 31, 2022

May Monthly Mini - A Tribute to My Mother

 This was my first Mother’s Day without my wonderful mother. It was hard on all of us but especially for my younger sister who was with her almost daily for the past 6 years.

 So, this month’s mini is a gift for my sister. I made it with the (very well worn) fabric from our mother’s favorite skirt. Kathleen would often lay Mum’s clothes out for her the night before and nine times out of ten, she would come out of her room in her favorite skirt. It always made my sister laugh. 

 The mother and child scrap was in a bag of goodies from Carol Younce. I’ve been slowly picking away at these scraps (thank you again Carol!!) and this one seemed perfect for the center. I hand quilted a little heart in the flowers. 

 I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day. Let’s see what others have stitched in this merry, merry month of May. 

Quilting Babcia (Amity Quilter)

Randy (Barrister’s Block)

Cathy (Big Lake Quilter) 

Cyndi (Busy Thimble)

Grace (City Mouse Quilter)

Barb (Fun with Barb)

Gladi (Gladi’s Quilts)

Shasta (High Road Quilter)

Nancy (Joy For Grace)

Joy (Joyful Quilter)

Julie (Julie K Quilts)

Kathy (Kathy’s Quilts)

Katy (Katy Quilts)

Sandy (My Material Creations)

Meredithe (Pomegranate and Chintz)

Angie (Quilting on the Crescent)

Barbara (Quilts, Gravestones and Elusive Ancestors)

Janet (Rogue Quilts)

Tazzie (Tazzie Quilts)

Kyle (Timeless Reflections)

Cynthia (Wabi-Sabi Quilts)


  1. what a heartfelt tribute...no doubt she will love it..

  2. A lovely quilt and a lovely story. I've been without my mother for almost 20 years and I still miss her terribly. Hugs

  3. What a beautiful trubute to your mother and your sister. I think I see why that skirt was your mom's favorite. When I look at it I think "Comfort Colors" kind of like comfort food only instead of the feeling in your tummy you just have to look at it and it relaxes you. And the center piece is beautiful and a great color contrast to the border! What a very special Mini! take care, cw

  4. Wendy, this is such a tender post. That was a perfect fabric for the center of this gift for your sister, and a lovely gesture to use your Mom's favorite skirt fabric to make the frame. I can relate to this on many levels.

  5. What a beautiful tribute quilt you have created - such a touching story and sweet memories!

  6. What a lovely way to remember your mum.

  7. This is perfection in its simplicity, and truly a heartfelt tribute.

  8. What a sweet quilt for your sister, Wendy, and the fabric you put in the center is perfect :)

  9. Your post and mini are a sweet and lovely story honoring your mom. I'm sure you found comfort making it and your sister will treasure it.

  10. Oh, Wendy, this is such a sweet, tender little quilt. I positively adore it! I'm sure it will bring your sister so much joy.

  11. A lovely mini and the perfect gift!

  12. Ah, that is really wonderful. I imagine you are all going through deep loss. (((Hugs)))

  13. Such special thoughts for this quilt......hope your sister loved it.......

  14. Ohhh Wendy, what a lovely tribute to your mother, I'm sure your sister will just love it. Sending you so many hugs.

  15. How very special this little piece is. Going to be treasured for sure!

  16. Oh Wendy this is the sweetest little quilt. Gave me misty eyes for you. xo

  17. Your sister is sure to appreciate that little quilt, Wendy. SEW sweet of you to make it for her!