Sunday, March 22, 2009

One of My Earlier Quilts

I want to thank everyone who left me a comment on yesterday's post. All of your comments have come into my gmail account and I intend to answer each and everyone of them. But not today. My cold has taken over and I just want to sleep. I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Some people commented on the quilt which I showed a small portion of on yesterday's post. I don't think I ever posted this one on my blog because I made it about 6 or 7 years ago, long before my blogging days. It was from a kit called "Garden Delight", designed by Lydia Quigley, from the Quilt Collectors Series.

I made it with my mother in mind. She lives in the country and wanted something for the twin size bed in her spare room. But I was too slow for her. When she finally purchased a denim 'quilt' at a yard sale for $200 I knew that I had to finish the quilt. The denim quilt was not worth $200 and I felt bad that she had paid so much for it! If I had completed the quilt earlier she would not have bought the denim one. The entire quilt did not fit into one photo, so I took the top half in this shot..........



.........and bottom part in this photo. I used almost every method of quilt construction. It is machine pieced, hand pieced, hand appliqued and paper pieced. I machine and hand quilted it. When I finally gave it to my mother, she almost cried!


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I even added some personal things that weren't in the pattern, like the appliqued dog and trees block. This was my mother's dog at that time, Also the appliqued flowers were an after thought because my mother loves flowers,

I'll be back soon.


10 comments:

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I would have cried too!!! Feel better!

Reddirt Woman said...

Get to feeling better soon. I would have bawled like a baby to have received a quilt as pretty as that one. You did good!!!

Helen

Barb said...

I can't begin to tell you how much I truly love that quilt....Hope you get better soon.

Rosaline said...

The quilt is beautiful. Can you imagine the pride your Mother felt when you gave her the quilt. If she paid $200 for an not-so-good quilt, this one would be priceless.

Keiko said...

Your 'Garden Delight' is really a 'Quilt Delight'. It's so cute, colorful and heart-warming. I wish I could try to make one block of it, like a couple of trees, a pot of flower or a mail box! Hope you get well soon.

nicolette said...

Hope you feel better soon!!

I can imagine why your mother cried when receicing this quilt. It’s so lovely!

Librarynan said...

Crawl under the covers and get Mimi to snuggle up for warm... Lucciano likes to sleep under the covers - not only when I'm feeling "fragile", but that's the best time...nothin' like a warm kitty! Get well soon.

Your Mom's quilt is quite lovely. The white is so crisp, and the extras you added make it very special.

Tropical Screamer said...

I hope you're feeling better.

Thank you for photos of the beautiful quilt. It's so wonderful.

Darilyn

Chris said...

Hope you feel better soon Hetty

LizzieJane said...

I hope you are feeling a lot better real soon. Your quilt is just beautiful, your Mother must have been so proud, what a treasure.
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