Monday, July 21, 2008

A Big Thank You and Quilts

Thank you all for your kind words and well wishes. I truly appreciate each and every one of you. The blog world is amazing. Total strangers can come together and support each other. Through that support friendships are born. I feel very blessed to have each of you in my life. And would love more than anything to meet each of you in person.

Below are just a few of my mom's quilts. I have well over 50. They range in size from bed size,lap quilts, wall hangings, pillows, clothing. Even doll quilts. I cherish each and everyone. All total I have no idea how many she has made. She has giving them as gifts to family and friends. I have taken a few to her room. She always asks me who made the ones in her room. When I tell her she did, she laughs and says well I did good work.
The below are miniature quilts. I probably love these more than the full size. I don't have the patience's to work on anything this small. The pink one on the bottom left corner only measures 5X6 inches. Each little square is only 1/4 inch. You can click the picture to enlarge and see the details.

Wall hanging. This one is my husbands favorite. Probably because it appeals to his engineer side.
I think this one is one of her first. It is a twin size and is all hand quilted.
I love the yellow and red. The pattern is called Turkey Tracks
The above 2 she had done for my kids one year for Christmas
The cross stitch blocks had been in my baby blanket. She had taken it apart and was going to remake it for my son. He is now 18 and she never finished it. Oh don't we all have a stack of unfinished projects.

10 comments:

Paris Cowgirl said...

Oh such beautiful quilts. She's right she did do good work! So nice to have these treasures that your mom put so much love and work in to.

cindy said...

These are just beautiful! What a talented woman she is. I have a one that my grad did and I'm very glad to have something that came from her hands, as well as her heart.

c

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

Your mother's quilts are lovely. She sure must have spent a lot of time quilting...and with plenty of talent! You will always treasure them.
*Heidi*

Heather, paperfollies.typepad.com said...

what lovely treasures. i love the turkey tracks one...and it DOES look like turkey tracks!

Healing Expressions said...

HI Becky....Thanks for your note and I am so glad you enjoyed the blocks! What a wonderful creative legacy your Mom has passed to you. Her quilts are just beautiful. I have always been amazed at that talent. I hope your heart will get some rest and good care during this time.
Blessings
Lani

Judy said...

Becky, these quilts are beautiful! And how wonderful to have these treasures that your mom made. Display them with pride!

Maija said...

Oh Becky! What a wonderful collection!!

Tina said...

Wonderful quilts your mother has made, and you have these to look at and to hold and to know she did this with her own hands/heart! thanks for letting us peek at them :)

Road Trip With Ruby said...

Hi Becky, thanks for sharing your Mom's wonderful quilts. I love your story about her not remembering that she made them and then complimenting herself.
You have yourself some true treasures!

carlene federer said...

wow, these are gorgeous, you are so lucky to have them!