The road back home
June 9, 2014 § 18 Comments
We traveled back to Minnesota to take care of a few of my mom’s things. I brought back this project she was working on. I’m hoping that I will be able to finish it. But I’m not very good at needle-turn applique. She had all the fabric & thread in a bag. We shall see… The pattern is Reaching Out by Laundry Basket Quilts.
A gravel road separates Minnesota and Iowa. The State Line – left is Iowa, right is Minnesota.
Here is another quilt top that my mom made. I’m not sure what she had in mind or what pattern she might have been using. But she loved batiks and this reminds me so much of her. It looks like a regular Storm at Sea block layout. It’s only 38″ x 50″.
I wonder if I should find a few more batiks & make it bigger? Or add a border to make it bigger? I like it right now without a border, but it’s not a useable size for me.
Trees on my dad’s farm. He lives in Iowa. It was a busy trip. And it was sad to say good-bye. But I’m glad I was able to bring home some memories. I just can’t put it all into words right now.