Thursday, December 26, 2013

More than just another quilt....

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So my mom gave me the best surprise for Christmas.  This is a quilt top that she made a while ago and when I saw it I went nuts!  I told her how much I loved it and wanted it, but she quickly told me the quilt was meant for one of my nieces.  I was cool with that, but every time I saw the quilt top at her house I kept telling her how much I wanted it. 

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We were not together for Christmas, but because of the amazing technology of FaceTime, we were able to share our Christmas gift exchange. My mom wrapped this finished quilt into another throw quilt she bought for Clint and me, so I still had no clue she finished it for me.  She convinced me to open the throw quilt and I unwrapped it and had the best surprise ever!  I had no idea she had finished the quilt, let alone that it was for me - oh my mom is so thoughtful.  She has always told me that she doesn't love making things for me because she doesn't want me to compare her stuff to mine, but I would never do that.  I am so grateful to her for this amazing gift.  I think we all know what it means to make a quilt, have it be apart of you and just pray that the person we gift the quilt to will appreciate what it is really worth.  I will treasure this quilt forever. Thanks Mom!

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She even inscribed it to me. 

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She did an amazing job on the quilting, I am so proud of her!

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Isn't the texture just awesome?  Oh, and in case you are wondering, this quilt is made from her pattern that was featured in a magazine back in 2012.
 
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The best part of the quilt, besides the awesome texture and beautiful fabrics is that it has minky on the back.  I love cuddling with a quilt and watching movies at night and this is just what I plan to do with this quilt.

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Isn't this just beautiful?  I love it!

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31 comments:

gpc said...

Oh my goodness, I have seen lots of beautiful quilts - including yours - but this is the prettiest thing I've ever seen. What a lot of work, and what a lot of love worked into every stitch. Lucky you and your mom to have each other and lucky, lucky you to be blessed with this symbol of that love. :)

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

It's gorgeous, sumptuous! I recognise the Fresh Flowers fabric too. Amazing quilting, it's good to know your mother appreciates your work and vice versa. Did she plan it to be yours all along?

Leeanne said...

Wow....so lucky! Your Mum is a great quilter.....it must run in the family!

Auntie Pami said...

Luv fuzzy backs! I had to run and find that magazine, one day I'll make one!

Marj said...

Wow! The quilting sure makes this quilt sing. I looked at the one in the magazine and at first glance I would not think they were the same pattern. I may have to try making one after seeing how your Mom quilted it.

Quilting Dee said...

Wow what a beauty! The quilt just sings!, lucky lady.

Lynne Tilley said...

What a great story, and what a beautiful quilt! I love it, too!!!!! You are a lucky girl.

Lorna McMahon said...

Wow! That quilt is gorgeous! You are sure blessed to have a mom that would make such a wonderful quilt for you - made with love - and then to surprise you with it as a gift. Sweet!

Alycia said...

I am thinking there is a "like mother, like daughter" reference in here somewhere? That is a gorgeous quilt - and her quilting - wow!!
Merry Christmas!

Barbara M. said...

Wonderful and it is clear where your talent comes from! Happy holidays !

Noela said...

What a wonderful Xmas gift from your Mum Judi. One to treasure always. Hugs......

kitty said...

What a lovely and loving gift! And what a beautiful story!!

Jeanie said...

Just an amazing quilt and such a wonderful surprise from your Mom! This will be treasured for generations! The quilting talent certainly runs in the family!

Kay said...

So beautiful. Your mum is incredible.

Sandy D said...

What an amazing gift. What a surprise for you. Your Mom did a terrific job.

Vika Yaniff said...

Яка неймовірна краса!!!!Перевайте вітання вашій мамі! Вона талановита!!! Я залюбки буду читати її блог, якщо вона коли небуть буде його вести ;о)

Michelle Jensen said...

How Cool! I love your mom's feathers! They are so fun and fresh :) She is for sure talented as well!

Sue Daurio said...

That is just way too cool! I see where you get your fabulous quilting abilities! Your mom did a fantastic job!

Kathy said...

Beautiful story. Love the colors!

Helen L said...

what a wonderful surprise!!! I can see that this will be treasured by you! And I went and looked up the quilt your mom made for the magazine, and I have that magazine and loved it when I saw it! (tell your mom for me that it is a great quilt!!) You both are a talented team!! My mom didn't like to sew and neither do my daughters: it seems to skip generations in my family! :-) And I have recently received your book: you are such an inspiration, and it is so good to see you give credit to Heavenly Father for blessing you with your talent. I'm sure that you have put plenty of time into developing your talent also!! Have a lovely weekend!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

Jenny Bonynge said...

Super cool quilt!!! Having something that your mother made is such a treasure. What a terrific mother you have. XOXO to your mom!!!

sandra said...

A beautiful quilt and the quilting is gorgeous aren't Moms amazing?

sandra said...

A beautiful quilt and the quilting is gorgeous aren't Moms amazing?

Michele said...

I am gobsmacked by how awesome that quilt is. And I love that your mom surprised you with it. You'll treasure that memory and that quilt forever.

Sue's Stitchin' said...

Another awesome quilt. I can see where you get your skills from. Way to go Mom :)

mascanlon said...

Such a beautiful quilt but most of all a wonderful story of family! I went and checked the original too so pretty and unexpected in FMF!

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Gail S said...

That is beautiful! I thought you had quilted it...she is as talented with her quilting as you are so I see where you get your talent from! Love the minkee too! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful quilt and story with us!

Laura said...

Gorgeous! What a special gift!

Kimberly said...

WOW, you are a very lucky daughter, Judi! Such a beautiful and amazing quilt and one I am sure will become a treasured family heirloom in your family! Your Mom did a beautiful job on the quilting. She deserves so many big hugs!

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Thank you, very helpful for beginners like me who craves insight
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