painting with fabric, colorado

My mom’s fabric painting of Colorado. The detail is incredible!

When my mom wasn’t watching, I took a few photos this weekend of things I love in her home. I’ve mentioned before she is a quilter. I definitely get my motivation to express myself creatively through crafts from her. {My dad is the creative writer.} She’s got stacks and stacks and stacks of quilts she’s sewn.

close up of the clouds, mom's fabric painting

I love these clouds. They are so delicate.
At last count the woman owns six sewing machines, “And a serger.” I opened the closet in the guest room this weekend to find a quilt rack full of carefully pieced, colorful works of art. My dad jokes soon enough the walls will be padded.

star wall quilt

One of her many small wall quilts. Stars are my favorite.

My mom’s favorite colors are purple and cobalt blue. She also loves turquoise. In turn, these colors make me feel at home. She’s carefully added these colors in different ways throughout their house.

blue plate on a ribbon
blue glass in the window
pretty table runner

Whenever I get a bit too confident about my sewing skills, a walk through her house brings me back to earth. I feel blessed to have grown up in an artistic home — one where Prince was blasting on the stereo and we were encouraged to express our emotions. And buckle up. The woman still tells me every time I speak to her to “buckle up and be good.”

I’m working on it.