Friday, June 8, 2012

Cover girl! Not me, but my mom!!!

Photo courtesy of Quiltmaker


A lot of you don't know that my mom and I started out on our quilting adventure together.  She loves to design, and she is wonderful at it.  She makes beautiful quilts with her own designs that you just want to make.  That is what I thought when she showed me her original "Flea Market Flowers" quilt.  I have dibs on the original one... Anyway, I have been trying to get my mom to get out of her comfort zone of just showing a few friends and me her quilts, so she submitted this design to Quiltmaker and she was pleasantly surprised to have it accepted. She designed it, pieced it, quilted it and did a beautiful job.  She was nervous though, and didn't hear back once it was sent off, the waiting game started and she started to worry that they didn't like the quilt. Well, I was at dinner one night and my mom called me and told me she was sent two copies of the magazine and HOLY COW - she was the cover!! I have never been more happy and so excited for my mom.  She worked so hard on this quilt and what a reward to be the cover girl on her first magazine quilt submission.

Photo courtesy of Quiltmaker
Isn't this quilt beautiful?  I love it so much!  I couldn't be prouder of my mom.
Photo courtesy of Quiltmaker
 Because this quilt is so great, Quiltmaker has a limited amount of kits available here.  You can get your own copy of the magazine here.  Now, I just have to finish convincing my mom to start up a blog so she can share her talents with the rest of us.  Oh, and I need to convince her that the computer is not her enemy... Love ya Mom!

33 comments:

Linda said...

Congrats to your mom!!!! That is soooo awesome!!!!! You girls are a talented duo!!!

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

What a blessing! And sweet, gorgeous and most beautiful quilt! Congrats to your mom!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Parabéns para sua mãe!Boba seria a editora se não a colocasse na capa,afinal de contas obra de arte só na capa.Beijo.

Crickets Corner said...

Congratualtions to your mom! I just received my issue and the cover really pops thanks to her quilt. Love it!

Auntie Pami said...

I LOVE this, especially since it your Mom's. I'll add it to the list...

Shanna said...

That's wonderful!!! Congratulations to your mom!! It's just beautiful and I love the colors!

Marilyn Popplewell said...

What a beautiful quilt. I'll have to pick up a copy of Quiltmaker. Tell your Mom, GREAT JOB!!
Blessings.

Courtneysews said...

Wow! Wow! so pretty! I Just love it. Congrats!

Becky said...

You have reason to be proud! How very fun and exciting!!! Congratulations to her!

Melissa Corry said...

Big huge congrats to your Mom!!! Love the quilt, it is so bright and fun :) And I totally agree, that waiting game is a kiler :)

Angie said...

Congrats to your Mom. It is a beautiful quilt.

Sandy D said...

Since your Mom does not have her own Blog tell her Congrats.

Jill T. said...

That's darling, love the flowers. Us mom's ROCK! And we can put on our big girl panties and learn the computer. You go Mom!

Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

Judi, now we know where your talent comes from! Beautiful, gorgeous, fantastic quilt! Love the colors!

Linda said...

When the magazine arrived my first thought was that I need to make it for my granddaughter! Thank your Mom for the awesome quilt pattern!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Congrats to Mom!!! I knew all that talent of yours had to come from someplace.

Smiles,
Kelly

Linda said...

Yes, it is beautiful! Your mom should be so proud of herself! What an honor!

Quiltjane said...

Congratulations. You are one talented family. I think your mum should start her own blog and share her wonderful quilts. What a beautiful skill to share between mother and daughter.

Marcia W. said...

Congratulations to your Mom. I look forward to seeing the quilt cover!

Donna S. said...

Yessirree that sure is beautiful!! Congrats to Mom.

MariQuilts said...

How wonderful...congrats to your Mom. It's a beautiful quilt.

regan said...

Congrats to your Mom! That quilt is awesome!

Kasia said...

Wow, indeed your mom's quilt is gorgeous, what a talented family!!

Miriam said...

Congratulations to your Mum!!

Cynthia said...

Congratulations Gayla! I want to see more of your designs, you may have to get one of your daughters to blog for you :)

Michele said...

That is totally awesome and congratulations to her. It gives us all hope that someday we could be so lucky.

Nielsen Family News said...

Complete amazing-ness!!! Yea Mom! Thanks for sharing Judi- it is so great to hear of all these successes! I am astounded at all that family talent!

Laura T said...

What a fun quilt! Love the fabric line she used. Congrats to your mom! Would love to see her start a blog:)
LauraT

Jenny said...

That is beautiful! The flowers are darling!

Aimee said...

Beautiful :) Congrats to your mom!

Alyssa said...

Congrats to your mom. You and your mom are like dynamic duo.Very creative and skillful. That featured quilt is the prettiest quilt I've seen today-colorful and charming. :)

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craftingismybliss said...

What a beautiful quilt design. I love the name and the way she layered the flower petals. It's beautiful. Congrats to your Mom.

Barb said...

YEA!! for your mom!!!