Friday, February 25, 2011

My bed has a new quilt................


My Mom is the BEST! Each year she makes a quilt for one of her kids - I have patiently been waiting 7 years for my quilt (only 'cause I am her 7th child) - but I didn't think I would see this day coming because she has threatened me that she would never make me a quilt because I am a little picky and I know how to quilt.

BUT...................... She made me one! Yahoo! I LOVE IT! We picked out the fabric last year - Simple Abundance by Bonnie & Camille - and I love how it turned out. The quilt is from a magazine, not sure which one - but my mom did the center of the quilt a little different.

Anyway - I can't tell you how fun it is for me to walk into my room and see this new quilt on my bed knowing that my mom made it for me. I will treasure it forever! I love you Mom!

Oh - and she made me the pillow throws as well - I love her - she made me think I was going to have to make those myself so it was a fun surprise when she gave me those as well.

We just spent the last three days with my parents and my brother and sister and it was so much fun - they just left so I am totally sad knowing I won't get to see them until May when I am up in Salt Lake checking out Market.


My mom pieced the quilt and quilted it as well - I think it is beautiful. She told me how nervous she has been on whether or not I would like it, but no worries there - she did a beautiful job.



I absolutely love the cross-hatch in the borders. So AWESOME!! The quilting is just perfect for the quilt. She tried to do something different in each section of the quilt and it worked out really well.



This is the center of the quilt that she changed up a bit - I LOVE IT!


If you look closely you can see that she quilted "Clint & Judi" in the center. So fun!

Thanks again Mom - I love you so much!

39 comments:

Linda said...

It's just beautiful, Judi! What a treasure!! Your mom did such a wonderful job on the quilting!! Must run in the family!! :-)

Blue Is Bleu said...

It's really gorgeous, and the quilting is just beautiful.

Marge said...

Your quilt is beautiful and you will always treasure it. Beautiful quilting. Talent must run deep in your family.
Marge

Cathy said...

What a beautiful treasure! Your Mommy loves you all so much, she must! I'm sure you know that giving like this, is truly special! She did a dream of a job!
Cathy :) catscraftycreations.blogspot.com

Regina said...

Gorgeous! Can I be the 8th child? Pretty please *bats eyelashes*

Scottish Nanna said...

WoW how special I love it And she has your names it as well what A clever Lady your Mum is. Something for tou to Treasure all your Life.
Hugs Mary.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Judi,,,it is beautiful...I simply love the quilt....pattern, colours espcially the quilting....very nice

sandra said...

What a wonderful thing for your Mom has done for you. I know that you will treasure this beautiful quilt. Your Mom is very talented.

Jeanie said...

Anyone would love this beautiful quilt! I hope your Mom reads all of the comments so that she'll know what a great job we all think that she did.
What a keepsake and a blessing for you!

Elisa said...

BIG APPLAUSE! BIG APPLAUSE! Your Mother did a WONDERFUL job on this quilt - absolutely wonderful. Well worth the wait, eh? Sometimes it's scary giving a quilter a quilt, but only a quilter knows how much effort (and love) is involved!

Karen said...

What a beautiful quilt! Your Mom is a wonderful quilter! Does she have a blog?

I'm sure you will enjoy this beauty for years to come.

Karen

LynCC said...

How lucky you are! I love the names in the center and the choices of quilting motifs. Your mom did a fantastic job - you'll have to tell her what a hit it's making in Blogland. :D

Debbie said...

Its absolutely beautiful! You Mom did a fantastic job!!

Janet said...

It's gorgeous - what a treasure!

Leeanne said...

Lucky, lucky you!! I can understand how your mother must have been worried you might not like it because of the beautiful quilts you make and of course your quilting is to die for!! But she did a fabulous job...tell me, where you got your Mum from are there any left?

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

How special and incredible! Enjoy it forever!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Oh my, what a wonderful treasure your mom had given you! I'm the 4th of 8, and what we all were after was a hand crocheted afghan made by my grandmother. I think we each own at least one which will be treasured forever since she is no longer with us. I've become the afghan maker in the family now! Your mom did such a fabulous job and I love your names in the middle...how special!

MGM

Rhonda said...

absolutely love it! your mom did a fantastic job.

Sherry said...

Beautiful job MOM. I can see why you just love it. Talent runs in your family. Are there more like you and your mom in the family. Is this the ast oneshe has to d. and if so will she start making quilts for the grandchildren. LOL

Diana said...

We totally have the SAME bedroom set! I knew there was a reason we are friends!!! :) Don't you just LOVE it!!! I sure do.

Val said...

What a wonderful keepsake. It looks great on the bed. I love all the detail in the quilting.

Michele said...

Beautiful quilt! Lucky you :)

Tonya said...

that is beautiful....love your names in the middle

Denise in PA said...

Judi - it is beautiful! Wow, fabulous quilting certainly runs in your family! I love the crosshatching in the borders - I've been doing some crosshatching myself - I really love the look.

Lundholm Fam said...

That is a BEAUTIFUL quilt. Your Mom did an amazing job on it. Quilting must run in the family.

Karen said...

What a great post. I love seeing the real people behind the name on the bolt. Being a mom that has made quilts for my adult children, I know how much you will treasure this. Love the signature in the center, I've wanted to try that but never have. Thanks for sharing.

Joan said...

What a beautiful quilt - and how wonderfully it is quilted - you have a special mother to treasure there :)

michelleml said...

WOW it's beautiful. I love the colors your one lucky girl

Michelle

Kayli said...

That is so awesome! I love it and it is always great to spend time with your family. I wish you needed help at Market in May- I would love to go! ;)

Dawn Heese said...

It's beautiful!

Barb said...

This quilt is so amazing....you are one lucky gal and I can see where this talent runs in the family!

Hands Sew Full said...

What a beautiful gift from your Mom, like a permanent hug!

Valerie Z said...

A beautiful quilt from your Mom and incredibly awesome quilting! I love it! Thank you for sharing!

Sharon said...

Your Mom has given you a gift of a lifetime. How beautiful.

I also love to quilt for my children. Now I have a grandson and I am making him baby quilts.

Stephanie said...

What a very special treasure! It's gorgeous...fabric, design, quilting.

Marianne said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Judi. My mom used to sew a lot but mostly clothes. She had to give up sewing ages ago. You are blessed!!

Cathy said...

Judi...I am soooo impressed with your mother's ability! Wow...she not only made such a unique pattern quilt but she did the most beautiful quilting!!! Does she have a long arm or is this a regular machine? I still have not learned to machine quilt.

My mom died last year, and the last birthday she gave me a queen size quilt she hand quilted for me! I am soooo blessed too!!!

Becky R said...

Judi, it is beautiful. I really like the quilting she did - it all looks wonderful! Easy to see the talent runs in the family.

Kendra said...

I think I spent enough time at your parents house that they should adopt me and that your sweet mom should make me a quilt too! ;)