So, I've been thinking about my Japanese + and X quilt and I thought I would add in some special blocks dedicated to special people in my life. Of course one must then start with one's own mother first! This is what I came up with for my mom. It includes a little bit about her hopes and dreams as a younger person (to become a figure skater, to teach French) etc. I kept the colors of the block simple as she would prefer. The leaves are for her love of nature and of course she has always said that she loves to cook. If you look closely (my husband didn't see it) you can find her name and of course the day she was born. Yes, I do put a lot into each of these blocks!!!