This is a lapquilt I designed, pieced and quilted for my mom for her 92nd birthday 2 years ago.  She used it alot, seems like it was always on her foot stool when we came to visit.  Just past her next birthday, her health was declining rapidly.  By then my husband and I had moved and built onto her house.  The last month or so of her life the quilt was always there, covering her, and it covered her as she left her home for the last time.  It’s been almost a year since she left us – how appropriate that this particular challenge would come up so close to the anniversary of her death.  I’m so glad that I made this quilt for her. I submitted this quilt for the November 2009 Club EQ Challenge.

The centers of the blocks are fussy cuts of Minnesota things–pine trees, Lady Slippers, lily pads, pine cones, loons.  She lived her life amid pine trees, and at one time had the Pink and White Lady Slipper [the Minnesota State Flower] near her home.