A little while ago, I turned 40. Fortunately for me, my family went to town with the presents for my birthday. I felt very spoilt.
Here is the quilt my mother made for me.
My mother is an accomplished serial craftswoman. Pottery was her main hobby when my siblings and I were small children. When I was about 10 years old she took up spinning and knitting, which she continued until she moved to Queensland in the early 1990's. She took up quilting seriously at about the time she used up her last fleece. This is actually the first quilt she has made for me. She claims she kept waiting for me to take up quilting myself, but has finally given up. (She is a wise lady, quilting is not my cup of tea, particularly when I have my accomplished mother to quilt for me!) There are lots of her quilts in our house, as she has previously made quilts for all my children, and my husband. This one, I am quite sure, is the nicest. It is also huge - I had to have the children hang this over the verandah to take the photograph. I just love her fabric choices and the pattern. Aren't I lucky?!