This is the quilt top in full view. I have all but the bottom two outside squares and the border completed!
The center says: "Suzanne Lindsay 1982, quilting by Stephanie Hughes 2010". I will have to put a block on the back with the actual date I finished it since I decided to hand quilt it. Mom did the embroidery before giving it me late 2010 and passing away summer of 2011.
I have been working on this quilt since March 2011, spending a few hours a week hand quilting it. Only two blocks and the borders are left to quilt! I can't wait to finish. I am please with how my hand quilting turned out. Mom would be proud. For those of you who don't follow me, these blocks were my mom's that she made in 1982, this is how she learned applique. She never did anything with it but saved them and put them away with all the fabric she used to make it. In 2010, mom showed them to me and I told her I would quilt it if I got to keep it! She agreed. She then embroidered the center and gave it me. She passed away last summer after giving it to me and I am determined to get it done and cherish it for the rest of my life! Every moment I spend quilting it reminds me of my mom! Love you Mom!