Today I finished a very special project! This is a memory quilt for the owner of one of my very special patients, Mason. Mason was 6 months younger than my Bubba Jr. They look remarkably similar – long, lanky, reddish gold in color. I loved Mason as one of my own. Over the course of his little life, his Mom and I became friends. When she lost Mason last January, it became a void in both of our lives, but mostly hers. She feels that loss every single day.
So a few months ago, I started planning to make a memory quilt for her. Something to snuggle under and hold tightly to when she’s feeling that deep pain that we feel somewhere where no one can touch…that pain those of us who have lost someone close to us feel bone deep. I hope this quilt can give her some comfort. I loved Mason with all my heart and I love his Mom too.
Mason became my patient when he was a little over one year of age. I had the pleasure of knowing him for 12, too short, years. Our little Mason had a lot of allergies (he was a Golden after all LOL), and as he grew older, he developed several GI issues so his mom had to cook for him for the last several years of his life.
The fabrics are a combination of Moda white and then the fabric for the four patch blocks is from Whimsicals Around Town. Super fun prints along with a panel. I used some of the left over blocks on the back. The four patches are just straight line quilted, then I FMQ’ed around the pictures. I started by tracing bones and trying to quilt over them as an outline…but that looked kind of blah, so I tried my hand at FMQing the bones. They’re not perfect, but I think they look ok and I’m sure Mason’s Mom will like them.