I made this bed quilt (2010-2011) for my 91 year old mother Lily, who has dementia and is living in a nursing home. Most of the time she has no memory of who we are. Her decorating highlight colours were orange and black. Her favourite flowers were lily-of-the-valley and roses.
I designed the quilt using EQ6, finding out how to add the embroideries from my collection. All the fabric and batting was laundered at 40 degrees C so the quilt is washeble.
The orange / brown squares have designs from the Pfaff 442 Line Art Quliting Collection. The beige squares have designs which contain lilies or lily-of-the-valley except the bottom right one who is called Lily or Jackie depending on the mood. They came from a number of sources. The border designs are from the Brother 58 Quilt Designs Collection.
The blocks are 8" finished squares, embroidered and quilted in the hoop using a Pfaff Creative Vision machine. My free-motion quilting has to be seen to be believed as the fabric seems to have a mind all of its own - I have tried, honest.
The borders were embroidered in the continuous hoop.
The back has a printed photograph of my mother as a young woman.