Wednesday was my mom’s birthday. I have said many times before that my mom is my inspiration. I grew up watching her make quilts and sew clothes and I never really had any interest until my niece was born 11 years ago. This year I had a goal to make my mom a very special quilt. I joined 2 different Bees, 3×6 and 4×5 on Flickr and began collecting blocks from my bee mates and from myself. On her birthday I sent her the following text message:
“Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Mom, Happy Birthday to you!” (with this picture attached)
My original plan had been to sash each block in either white or gray, but there are several different shades of gray and I didn’t want the white blocks to be extra white, so I decided to eliminate sashing altogether. So my question to you all is…I have 4 extra blocks, I could make one more and add a 6th row. Here are the blocks below at the bottom.
What do you all think? I’m just not sure. My next move will be to add borders, I plan to do a black border around it, mainly to draw in all the different shades of white and gray. Then I will do a medium gray border and then do a solid purple border.
And in case anyone is wondering…my mom loved it!