Thursday, June 5, 2008

I Remember Laura

Oh how I've wanted to participate in Miss Sandy's "I Remember Laura" Blogathon at Quill Cottage. It's all about quilts this week. My goal had been to whip up a quilt...tabletop quilt that is, but I've discovered that I am not Wonder Woman, after all.

Instead, I am sharing this quilt, which my dear mother made for me a few Christmases ago. I love the color combinations and the beautiful flannel background that she used. It's made over an old blanket so my mom is very frugal. Although pieced, it is not yet quilted and I hope to figure out how to do that without taking it to someone.



A close-up of the block...



Such a party gal I've been this week participating in three events. Hope that you'll click on the link above to join Miss Sandy at Quill Cottage!

30 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful quilt! It immediately makes me feel warm and cozy just to see it. What a treasure to be passed down through your family for generations.

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  2. that is a beautiful quilt!

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  3. I see your beautiful quilt is already tied. My mom often did that for our home quilts that needed to be done quickly. The fancy quilts that went on top of the bed were stitched.
    Somehow I love them tied. . there is no mistaking that it is homemade.

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  4. Oh how beautiful! I am in awe of anyone who has the talent (and patience!) to quilt.
    xoxo,
    Mary

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  5. Vee..that is just gorgeous!! How blessed you are to have that...
    Hugs,
    Robin

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  6. Oh the quilt is fabulous and look at that beautiful bed it's on.

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  7. Beautiful pictures! Also a beautiful blog page!

    Be blessed today!

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  8. I love the colors in your quilt. Very rich. Oh, and welcome to the non-super womans club!

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  9. Vee...Your quilt is so beautiful....what I like most about it is the "labor of love effort" put into making it for you by your sweet mother...

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  10. It's a quilt to treasure, Vee! Never mind the fine stitching...it looks good tied. Quilting is not something I know much about...there's just not enough time in life to take up all those beautiful crafts!

    And I like the framed flowers behind your bed.

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  11. What a beautiful quilt, Vee! I'm sure you could quilt it yourself!! The room you've pictured it in is so pretty to me ~ it looks so very cottage. Hope you're having a wonderful day!! xxoo, Dawn

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  12. What a beautiful quilt...my quilt my mother made for me as a wedding gift is precious to me...your Mom's quilt makes me want to lie across the bed with a good book...thanks for the treat, good quilts are hard to find!
    hugs
    Sandi

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  13. I love the quilt - it's beautiful. I bet it is so soft with the flannel. Good for those cold winters up by you!!

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  14. Your Mother does lovely work...

    And knowing me, I just love to peek at anything else, which I can get a glimpse of, in your photo. Very pretty! What we can see of this bedroom. {Ahemm, I don't suppose that sounds tooo much like a hint, to show us more, does it?} ,-))))

    Mari-Nanci
    Smilnsigh

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  15. That pattern is beautiful. Your quilt is a treasure.

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  16. WHAT!? You didn't whip up a quilt to share this week? :) Your Mother's quilt is beautiful...is it all hand stitched? I think Laura would have loved the quilt as well :).

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  17. If it is tied, and there are three layers, the top, batting in the middle and a backing, then it is already quilted. By the tied method. If you were to quilt it you could quilt in the ditch, that is stitching just a smidgen to the low side of the seams, or quilting it diagonally, but you would need to remove the ties. I think I would leave it in memory of your Mum and have a lesson and learn the magic of quilt making for yourself. Warning...addictive area!
    Love your haven.

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  18. What a pretty cozy quilt you have.The fact that your mother made it is so extra special. It's just lovely.

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  19. I love this quilt! The log cabin is one of my favorite patterns. The oldest quilt I've ever seen (in person) in this pattern was one made out of civil war uniforms. It was amazing! Each center block was an orange/red, like yours. It is the traditional center for all 'log cabin quilts'. Lovely! It's beautiful!

    LaTeaDah

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  20. Dear Vee, that is a beautiful quilt and what a treasure to have that from your mother. You are one busy blogging lady lately, participating in all these blogging challenges! I think you are Wonder Woman...

    And on that note, I have given you a blog award. You can check out the details at my Charm & Grace Cottage blog.

    Blessings & hugs,
    Christi

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  21. Jane, thank you so much for the information. I had no idea! Guess that I'll leave it alone and call it finished as you assure me that it is.

    LaTeaDah, I didn't even know that it was a log cabin pattern. This is what I love about Blogdom...always learning new things.

    Hope to get off to visit everyone on Miss Sandy's list today.

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  22. I'm playing catch up this morning! Your quilt is so pretty! I love the bedroom setting. And how special that your mom made it for you! ~Kathy

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  23. Ah! Another kindred spirit who is walking around in a "I had the best of intentions!" t shirt. You brought a smile to my face.

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  24. What a lovely quilt, Vee. Log cabin blocks are one of my favorites.

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  25. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my quilts. Boy, you live in a beautiful area! Have a great weekend.

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  26. Beautiful colors, nice warm fabric and a special mom to put it all together - just for YOU! Love your quilt! Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. This promises to be another fun blog-a-thon, doesn't it?

    Have a blessed weekend!

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  27. Outstanding quilt Vee! Really nice color choices. Beautiful headboard. Has a great Eastlake look to it.
    smiles,
    DarLy*~

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  28. Vee,
    Your taste is exquisite! I loved peeking around your room and at your wonderful quilt! Your mother did an excellent job making it and the colors are so rich, beautiful! Thank you for sharing and for joining the blog-a-thon!

    Blessings,
    Miss Sandy

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  29. What a pretty quilt! It looks like a wonderful quilt to curl up in---maybe read a good book?

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  30. Good luck with your tabletop quilt. When you have it done you will have to post it so we can see it!

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