Sep 4, 2013

My Mom's Quilt

I have to share with you this wonderful quilt that my Mom made.

You might remember my Mom from this post.
I love her so much!


About twenty five years ago she found this partially sewn quilt along with a fabric for the back at a tag sale for $5. (We call them garage sales in Utah but I feel like an' East Coaster' now so tag sale it is.)
Mom thought "when the kids are grown I will do this quilt". So she held on to it all these years. And now - we are all grown and out of her hair (six kids -whoa !!! - I can't imagine!). Now she has more time to enjoy her many hobbies and talents.
I am no quilter or sewer (as you may know from other posts) but my Mom taught me to do these things when I was young - I wish I had the patience. My hands start hurting just thinking of hand stitching that much fabric. So I appreciate this kind of work knowing a little bit of what it takes to get it done so beautifully.  Look at the tiny stitches and detail - rolled edges by hand. It's a queen size, comfy and colorful piece. Hours and months of hard work.
Mom chose a different fabric for the back than what came with it.
Looks great together. The ladies at the fabric store told her this was a 1950's style print and that it was worth a little money.  She even won a ribbon at the county fair. Wouldn't the person who started this quilt be so proud that somebody cared enough to finish her beautiful work of art?
 In a way - I think my mom saw the beauty in another's hard work and felt that it was a shame to see it unfinished. She has a super sweet spirit that way. I am lucky to have this woman as my mother.
Beautiful quilt Mom!
xoxoxoxo

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20 comments :

Elizabeth BlueClearSky said...

What a beautiful quilt and I can't even guess at the number of hours or stitches your mom put into it. Stunning!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

This is awesome! I look at those quilts at the fair and I can't even imagine the hours of work. How beautiful! Love the pansies.

Angela ~ Call Her Blessed said...

Your mom is beautiful & the pic of the two of you together, a priceless treasure. Thanks for sharing about the quilt.

lynn said...

i love that she saw the beauty in that unfinished quilt:) such a talented and gorgeous mom, holly!

chateau chic said...

Your quilt is gorgeous, Holly! Your mom's handwork is absolutely exquisite. What a treasure you have!! I can appreciate the hours she put into this beautiful piece of art because my grandmother was a quilter.
Mary Alice

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

The quilt is SO beautiful! What a treasure.

Debilou ~ Mississippi Mama said...

oh my gosh that is beautiful!! A big thumbs up to your mom, she is a talented lady. I have some quilt pieces that my mamaw started and never finished and I want to one day be able to finish them. But first i want to make a quilt with my daddys old western shirts. Hopefully that will be one project that I actually finish.
Thanks for sharing.

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Oh wow!!! I can't even imagine where I would start on such a thing of beauty.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

It is beautiful! I just love pansies! I think quilters are artists!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Absolutely beautiful...the quilt and your mom!!

Cynthia said...

What a beautiful story and lovely pictures of the two of you. There is nothing like MOM!!! I miss mine everyday of my life. The quilt is just gorgeous and I am happy she finished it.

Cynthia

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Kayla-berryberryquitecontrary.wordpress.com said...

I love old quilts, your Mom did a great job! Your blog is such an inspiration to me. Love seeing your posts!

Katie Mansfield said...

Love this post! Beautiful quilt and beautiful mom.

Michelle said...

That is a stunning quilt. A piece of art!

Gwen said...

What a sweet story and such a sweet mom! I love my mom, too. She's just amazing.

Bliss said...

Beautiful quilt. Almost as beautiful as the two ladies in that last photo.

Carol said...

Kudos to your mom! That is a beautiful quilt. How wonderful that she was able to finish it -- such a wonderful treasure!

Tina C said...

OH WOW! Your mother has a lot of patience. This quilt is beautiful, as is your mother. Thank you so much for sharing. Have a wonderful day.

Angela Ryder said...

What a beautiful quilt and a beautiful post! I can see why you love her so! Such lovely memories all the way around!~~Angela

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