Wednesday, October 31, 2012

bloggers quilt festival.

my siblings and i spent most of last week going through my mothers things.  
she has so much stuff.
my sister becky and i were very excited when we opened my moms trunk that contained her hoarded quilts.  my mom didn't do much sewing, she was more of a crocheter but she did LOVE quilts.  
she would buy them at auctions and yard sales and flea markets... 
she was fun like that.
very loved.
this is the quilt i chose.  absolutely beautiful in its vintage loveliness.
falling apart in places and sadly it has a few fade marks on the blue solid, but it tells a story.
a story of how happy it was.
how it was hand quilted with much care.
how it was loved.
hand quilted.
it is going to lay on the end of my bed for now. i want it to be close to me.  every time i see it, it brings a smile to my face.  it makes me think of my mother and how beautiful she was.  how much i miss her.  and the beauty of the quilt, makes me a little warmer inside. 
vintage loveliness from my mothers
stats:
measures: 64x82ish
techniques used: hand piecing, hand quilting
quilted by: i have no idea but they were amazing!
best category: scrap quilt, hand quilted, bed quilt.


i am entering this beauty in amy's quilt festival.

it seems fitting.

also, thank you so very much to everyone who has offered me so much love and support as i am going through this very hard time.  i thank you for your kind words from the bottom of my little heart.

xx
nicke

30 comments:

  1. I hope that going through her things brings some peace and healing. Big hugs to you Nicke!

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  2. what a wonderful comfort to have. It is beautiful and peaceful and I guess that's as much as you can ask for at the moment. xx

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  3. Oh sweetie, good pick, its absolutely beautiful :-) Hope its giving you big quilty hugs x

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  4. What a beautiful quilt with a beautiful story! So happy it's bringing you some peace and joy :)

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  5. Oh this definitely deserves my vote. In which category are you entering it? xoxoxo

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  6. What a precious connection to your loving Mom...it is a wonderful quilt !

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  7. I dont think i have seen quite that pattern before have you? It does seem like something you could see now. I wonder if there is a name for it.
    How nice to have this connection to your mom

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  8. How beautiful, I am glad it's giving you some much needed comfort Nicke xx

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  9. Oh the quilt is stunning and peaceful and therefore so perfect. The triangles quilted in the middle are so great - I can see why it makes you smile xxx

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  10. Oh Nicke! What a treasure ; )

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  11. me encantan,las cosas que salgan asi
    hay que tener ingenio,no importa que los colores sean diferentes tiene que ser divertido felicidades

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  12. That is my favorite ring quilt I've seen yet. Thanks for sharing. Your mom clearly had lovely taste.

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  13. What a great quilt with such a wonderful and touching story/memory.

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  14. So gorgeous! I love that your mom was a quilt hoarder. The best kind of hoarder to be!

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  15. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing this one.

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  16. Oh what a perfect quilt, everything a quilt should be! If it's possible to have hopes and dreams for your quilts, this is what I hope for mine. It's so, so beautiful.

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  17. It's lovely. You can tell someone put so much love into it!

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  18. It is beautiful and soothing! Sweet colors! wishing you peace and comfort.. thank you for sharing this lovely quilt.

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  19. i love these kind of quilts. with a good story and a beautiful quilt!

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  20. It is gorgeous. I'm so glad it is bringing you some comfort right now! I'm glad you had some sibling time, too. Love you, dear!

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  21. How beautiful!! I am so glad you will have this special, gorgeous quilt! I know you will cherish it!

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  22. hugs, girl. Make sure you tell Miss S and Mr H why you chose this one, so they'll come to treasure it, too.

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  23. It's beautiful. I hope you are finding peace in this hard time.

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  24. That quilt is so precious! What a treasure! How nice to have something of your Mom's to hug yourself with :-)

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  25. This is just lovely...what a nice remembrance from your mom...

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  26. This is a beautiful quilt and I am so glad you are using it and sharing it here. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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  27. Just home and catching up on things, so sorry to hear about your mum (((((HUGS))))) Lovely choice for the festival.

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  28. mmm...a gorgeous keepsake of a lovely person. xoxo

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  29. the quilt is just gorgeous! what a warm and beautiful reminder. i have been thinking about you tons nicke! i love you so much! your mom was always so sweet, just like you. i really enjoyed reading about her on your previous post. what a brave and wonderful woman! love you xoxoxox whit

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  30. I am so behind in everything nowadays, but I just wanted to pop in to say that I've been thinking of your lately and hoping that you're doing well.
    I loved reading this post about the quilt that you found at your mom's house. I imagine that she would be so happy to hear that it's on your bed now!

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