This year for Mother’s Day, give mom a gift truly from the heart by stitching up a new quilt just for her. We celebrate our mother’s because they have always been there for us; they are both our providers and protectors. This year instead of the traditional route of flowers, blanket her in the warmth and comfort of a quilt to let her know that when she needs you most, you’ll always be there to comfort her.
We’ve picked out five great quilting projects that are perfect for mom. From vintage classics that will remind her of her youth to new exciting designs that incorporate the imagery of Mother’s Day, no matter what her style is we’ve got a solution for you!
You know what they say, April showers bring May Flowers. May is the perfect time of year for home gardens and flowers and therefore, has become a symbolized by beautiful bouquets of flowers. Put a spin on the classic gift from the garden this year by presenting mom with a May Day Baskets quilt, blooming with beautiful buds that will never wither away.
This quilt comes together with ease by using jelly rolls (2.5″ strips of precut quilting fabrics) and the Clearly Perfect Slotted Trimmer A and B. Don’t overthink this one! It’s called May Day Baskets because it’s full of flowers, so select of fabric that is equally full of flowers. The Ava Kate Rolie Polie by Carina Gardner for Riley Blake is just perfect for this project, not only does this line offer yardage as well, but the black, red, pink and light blue strips of charming florals, intricate paisley and stripes come together in a perfect blend of flowers and fun.
If this project looks familiar, you may know it by a different name such as Grandmother’s Flower Garden! This traditional quilt pattern not only will be stitched with love, but will be a nostalgic gift that reminds mom of a simpler time. Not only will you be covering mom in a gift of love, but you’ll be creating a new version of a quilt that is rich with history to be passed down to future generations.
While any precut will do, Jenny demonstrates how to make this quilt in her tutorial by using layer cakes (10″ squares of precut quilting fabric). When selecting your layer cake, we suggest you follow in Jenny’s footsteps and locate a vintage or reproduction fabric such as Jane Austen at Home 10″ Stackers by Jane Austen for Riley Blake. These fabrics offer a vintage and more muted color palette that will give this quilt the classic ambiance it deserves!
This project is simply in the name, Mother’s Choice! An easy jelly roll quilt, this project is made up of easy half-square triangles, snowballed corners and flying geese. When gifting this quilt to mom, you may be surprised to learn that this beautiful creation is actually a classic block known as the Dove in the Window, Fringed Square and Laurel Wreath!
We adore Jenny’s fabric choices for this project, so if you’re in a pinch when selecting what fabrics to use, go with what works! Jenny used The Emporium Collection The Tudor Rolie Polie by Liberty Fabric to create the elegant and delicate design of this quilt. This fabric features florals, intricate vines, feathers and much more in a lovely pink, black and cream color scheme.
Talk about a classic! The Turnabout Granny Squares quilt is a blast from the past that makes a great option for a Mother’s Day gift. This creative block can be found in a multitude of crafting mediums; you may be more familiar with it as a crochet pattern. Regardless of how it’s used, this simple block creates a great quilt that is full of traditional elements.
Once more, you’ll need to use 2.5″ strips to create this masterpiece. But what if mom enjoys traditional elements from her youth AND is a modern maker who enjoys a splash of color? Go bold with this project to perfectly blend two periods of time by selecting a vibrant and bright fabric such as Jazz Batiks Strips by Bella Nonna Designs for Island Batik.
Whether you’re celebrating mom becoming a grandmother, or stitching up something to appreciate grandma as well on Mother’s Day, the Grandmother’s Fan quilt is a classic curved project that she will be sure to love! This dresden based pattern comes together in an absolute flash by using the Missouri Star Large Dresden Plate Template for 10″ Squares.
You’ll need both a layer cake and three charm packs (5″ squares of precut quilting fabric) to create this intricate design. As this design appears to flow throughout the quilt, pick a fabric that offers a color palette that flows amongst the spectrum or blends considerably well together such as the Silver Jubilee Charm Pack by Maywood Studio.