Friday, 23 September 2016

Pick a letter, any letter!

My Mum turned 80 in August.  What do you get for your Mum when she turns 80?


What do you get someone who has most things and has just decided to start decluttering after 30 years in the same house?



What do you get for someone who, after a few hard years, decides to buy herself a soft top sports car a week before her birthday?


What do you get, or make, for someone when there is only a week left until their birthday?


Why you make a Scrabble mini quilt of course!!


My Mum and I, and indeed all the children, often play Scrabble so it seemed appropriate.


My daughter, 12, now plays with my Mum, 80!


I loved the way this turned out in the end .... although part way through I was beginning to worry it wasn't going to look as good in real life as it did in my head!


I used twin needles to attach the white grid fabric and decided to use those as the quilting lines aswell.  It gave a zig zag appearance on the back of the quilt, which I actually quite like - speed, efficiency and good looks too!


Now the question is what to make her for her 81st?!!

Linking up to Finish it Up Friday today.

22 comments:

  1. Great idea and it turned out so well!

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  2. Love this idea. It turned out beautiful. I'm anxious to hear how she likes this quilt.

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  3. Wow this is gorgeous! I am sure it will be a treasured family heirloom.

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  4. Love the quilt . I made my kids a snakes and ladder quilt once. And good for your mum with the soft top car !

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  5. SUPERB ! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY to mom !

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  6. That is fabulous! Happy 80th birthday to your mom.

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  7. This is amazing Abigail! Your mum will love this!

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  8. This is fantastic Abigail. Hope your mum enjoys her birthday celebrations.

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  9. I made my mom a quilt for her 80th, too, but nothing so creative as this! Love your idea!

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  10. How fantastic! You've set the bar pretty high for yourself!

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  11. Wow, sounds like your mom has a lot of spunk! I think this quilt is so fun and a great way to remember good times spent together.

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  12. So clever and what a lovely and appropriate gift for your Mum, she sounds amazing, Happy Happy Birthday to her.

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  13. Eine wunderschöne Idee und vor allem ein wunderschöner Quilt!

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  14. Oh what a sweet idea - I think it's turned out brilliantly and I love the idea of using the twin needle for the grid lines, that's so effective!

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  15. That is an amazing quilt. Great idea!

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  16. This is am amazing gift that your mom will love!

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  17. This is amazing! Such a clever idea and your vision came to life perfectly. I have to ask - what are the letters? Appliqué? Printed on fabric? I can't figure it out.

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  18. Das ist ja eine tolle Idee. Ich werde mir das mal merken und
    Vielleicht mal nachmachen .
    Karo

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  19. My Mum, who is also into her 80s has a soft top sports car. That's the official version. My Dad wanted it but his car didn't need replacing... Mum drives it. The same thing happened when Dad wanted a big 4WD and a hotted up Holden before that :-). I love the quilt. It's a great idea for a present and I'm sure your Mum will treasure it.

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  20. This is AWESOME!!! Look on the bright side...if you start thinking now, you have a whole year for next year :)

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