Daylily Mosaic Memorial

Fred made this quilt inspired mosaic inly for her Mom’s grave site.

Last week Fred installed the memorial mosaic she designed and built for her Mom’s grave site. Jonathan and I helped install it at the family plot in a secluded and gorgeous corner of Madison County. Fred designed the day lilies to be cut in a quilt pattern, to honor her Mom’s love of quilting. The mosaic is inlaid into pieces of Pennsylvania bluestone. I think it is a fitting and beautiful tribute to Fred’s Mom.

This mosaic inlay was inspired by Fred’s Mom’s love of quilting.

Here are a few images from the fabrication process. I think these show the progression nicely. You can also get a better sense of the richness of the colors. It was a bright afternoon when we finished the installation and the stone looked bleached out in the full sunlight.

Lay out of Fred’s memorial mosaic for her Mom.

The memorial mosaic is being inlaid into bluestone. The inlay is all cut and the first leaves have been fitted.

Fred’s memorial mosaic for her Mom is ready for grouting.