We lost my Father in law last year, to an extended cancer, and my Mother in law is having a very hard time. So I thought about this quilt with hands from all the family to bring her comfort and cheer her up. Caring and helping hands from all the family, to let her know she was not alone and that we would always stand by her side. My sisters in law loved the idea and secretly collected templates from their hands. My three sisters in law live in the same town as my mother in law, an almost three hour drive from Madrid. We are the only ones that are stuck in the city.
Last weekend was Mother's Day here, so we went to visit and gave her the finished quilt. WOW ... I don't think anyone has ever missed the point as badly as I have LOL. I mean, she LOVES the quilt, I'm sure of that, everyone loved it ... but she cried every time she set her eyes on it. It's just emotion overtaking her, but this is not what anyone expected. This was supposed to bring comfort to her, and it brings her to tears. Oh my God ... what have I done? I had to tell her if she didn't stop crying I would bring the quilt back to Madrid with us ... just kidding, of course, but she cried over that too. Today I spoke with one of my sisters in law and ... M-i-l still overflows with tears at the sight of that quilt. Isn't this horrible?? I feel so bad.