Monday, September 5, 2011

A labor of love

In honor of Labor Day, I'm thrilled to give you photos of a labor of love my mom and Mamma (grandmother) accomplished for me. My mom brought this on her recent visit, and I LOVE it!

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Isn't it a gorgeous quilt?! I asked for "jewel tones," and I love the colors they used!

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My Mamma did most of the piecing (sewing the pieces together), and my mom machine-quilted it. They are both experienced quilt-makers who do intricate, beautiful work.

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I love the black background, and I even love the back of the quilt--because that's where the hidden gem of this jewel-toned quilt is discovered!

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My mom used different colors of thread to quilt it--and I love the effect!

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It's a great size for curling up on the couch on a cool winter evening (or on a warm summer evening when the kids and I have gotten chilled drinking smoothies!)

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I'm so fortunate to be in a family with such talented and generous matriarchs!

11 comments:

Melinda (Sew-Lin) said...

That is an amazing quilt! I am speechless, I can't even imagine coming up with something so intricate.

Call Me Cate said...

I may like the back even more than the front. Beautiful! The dark jewel tones are really lovely and the quilting is just insane. You are such a talented bunch!

SurvivorBlessing said...

I've seen and admired it in person - it's absolutely beautiful!!!! She is an amazing quilter....

Bobbi said...

Awesome-ness!!! Did your mom machine or hand quilt? Did she machine quilt on a long arm machine?

Amanda Greer said...

It's beautiful! When I graduated in May, my best friend gave me a quilt that her mom had made for me. It is one of my favourite gifts ever!

Amanda said...

Wow such beautiful work! I made a quilt once and I'm still so proud of it, not even close to that level of skill. What I love most about quilts is they get better with age :)

Heidi said...

WOW!!! It's absolutely gorgeous and something I know you'll treasure for years!

Sasha said...

Beth- that is GORGEOUS!

forever folding laundry said...

Wow - gorgeous!!
They do amazing work!
This made me miss my Mamma.
She was a talented lady, too.

~Keri

Toni said...

Gorgeous. I can't imagine having the patience to do such things.

Sandra said...

What a beautiful quilt and keepsake! I love jewel tones too, so this especially speaks to me. You are indeed blessed to be following in the footsteps of such talented women.