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 :

Unknown 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.

farmhouse-story 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.

Unknown 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.

An Oasis in the Desert said...

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

Tina 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.

Unknown 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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