Sunday, August 10, 2014

A windmill quilt for an un-sung hero... (to mothers and fathers everywhere)

I have made three of these windmill quilts lately,
I tend to make quilts in pairs or triplets because I like to use all my scraps up
as I go, and so this is number one!

I'm going to post it this week to someone who probably doesn't 
read this blog but who follows me on Instagram. 

It's going to someone who works hard and is a good mum,
and who doesn't look for the limelight.

I just wanted to honour her because being a mum is such hard work
and so many tasks that we do are so under-rated.

Won't it be fun for her to get the parcel??
I wish I could make one for all the mothers and fathers who work hard
and feel like nobody notices.

I just want to say that being a parent is hard work
and being a parent who works in paid employment or studies is very hard work.

So if you are reading this and you are a parent,
just take a moment and remind yourself that you are doing a great job,
take a deep breathe and acknowledge that although it is hard,
you are doing it!!

I've put cotton batting in this and hand quilted it,
it's soft and snuggly and big enough to wrap around you.

I just know that it is going to be loved in it's new home!!!
I can't wait to hear what the new family thinks.


  1. Deb you are one thoughtful, generous person! I am sure this quilt be loved.

  2. What a great quilt, lovely colours. Particularly like the unusual backing fabric and how your beautifully even quilting stitches show up so well. What a beautiful surprise gift!

  3. What a lovely generous heart you have Debs xxxx

  4. Oh Deb! Your life deserves to be filled with so much goodness - the way you spread your love around is just beautiful!

  5. So beautiful, and you are doing a great job too xxxx love you

  6. Gorgeous quilt, by a gorgeous lady for someone who is no doubt just as gorgeous - love xx

  7. What a kind and generous person you are. Such a lovely bright and cheerful quilt too.

  8. I think being a parent is the hardest job in the world. I decided long ago that I wasn't up to it, so kudos to those of you who are!

  9. You continue to inspire me to continue our mission to conquer the world one quilt hug at a time xxx

  10. Be sure to take your own advice and wisdom you awesome parent YOU!!!


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