Rock me mama

A few months ago in May, my mom got married to a wonderful man at her home in Tennessee. With the long plane ride, I knew I’d need some small hand work to keep me occupied, so I tried making hexies for the first time. I bought a charm pack of Basic Grey Curio and a couple packs of 1 inch, die cut hexagons. At the time, I was just making them for the fun of it, thinking of all the different ways I’d use them. The night before my flight, I threw out my lower back. I was able to fly, but once there, I couldn’t do much but sit in a rocking chair, making hexies  in the barn, while my family bussled about me, getting ready for the party. Mom works for an awesome chiropractor and the next day he fixed me up.

The party for the wedding was a blast. We celebrated until early morning, when I would normally be getting up for work. The next morning was SLOW. We were being lazy, sitting on the couch on the porch overlooking the farm. It was beautiful and so peaceful. My oldest sister played music from her Kindle and Wagon Wheel came on.

I was sewing the hexies together to make triangles while the music played, still unsure how I was going to use them. It was hard to leave for home when the time came. By the time I was home again I had made five of the six triangles and I knew I wanted to use them for a baby quilt for a coworker. I call this quilt Rock me, Mama because of the song plus it’s a super cute name baby quilt. It is 41×45.

I randomly pieced the back from bits of my stash. They painted the nursery lavender, so I pulled what little I had in my stash and added on randomly.

The back

My local quilt shop owner helped me pick out the binding. With such different sides, I asked for assistance from a pro. She picked one of the fabrics from Curio and I’m so glade she did! I really think it gives the front the pop it needed, and blends well with the back.

The binding

Linking up to Plum and June Let’s Get Acquainted Monday Link Up!

Have a great day!


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