I have never been one to sew, only hand knit and Cross Stitch, you know, things that I can make whilst I watch TV in the evenings.
But a few years ago, when my dear mother passed, I became the proud owner of her Compulock sewing machine, her knitting machine and a multitude of plastic crates of wool, material, ribbons even a container of zips!
Mum was always on her machine making things, she made nearly all of her grandchildren quilts. She even made my wedding dress in 1980.
I was asked to attempt to make a quilt for my new niece, that mum had not had chance to make.
Never making one before, I was a bit overwhelmed, so my sister bought me a book on quilting.
This is how it turned out
I found it easier than I thought with most of the templates already cut out (in a container) and I assumed that mum had cut these out for the quilt.
A few months later, as we were sorting out mum's things, we found a camera with a film in it.
When we got the photos back, I was so shocked to find this photo.
Mum was always superstitious, maybe she helped me after all!