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Thread: My Mother's Quilts

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    Senior Member adyldrop's Avatar
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    So my Mom, or Woman as I affectionately call her, has sewn most of her life. She taught herself everything she knows from books growing up because she is the oldest with 3 younger brothers. She is why I sew and quilt and love crafty goodness--thanks Woman!! However she doesn't have a computer or a any real desire for one so I went to visit her today and managed to get pics of some of her stuff so i could show it off!!

    Part of her stash!! I tried going shopping--didn't work! She'd frisk me if she thought I'd do anything!!
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    A technique taking apart silk flowers and laying a piece of tulle over top and then quilting it all down. A pretty autumn wreath wall hanging.
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    I know this one was a recent BOM. My mom found the floral center and matched the other fabrics up to it because she loved it so much!
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    Some more...

    A stained-glass angel with gold trim instead of black--gorgeous!!
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    Her round robin her guild just finished. She has to enter it into the next show. Still needs quilting, and binding.
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    A Christmas wreath like the autumn one
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    no wonder you wanted to try shopping - look at that stash - all nicely coordinated :lol:

    that wreath is beautiful, bet it was a lot of work

    Let your Mom know that her talents are appreciated!!!!

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    yet more...

    A wool applique she did. She wants to make another using the same paisley from the border and hang them next to one another.
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    She made this school house top when I was very little. She actually wanted to know if anyone knew how to get rid of mildew. She never finished it because she was afraid it may be ruined.
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    Close up of appliqued flowers
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    Yet more...and mind you this is not including pics of her machines. We counted 11. Including 2 antiques ( both in their wooden desks and one that is pre-electricity), a few embroidery, a couple singers. She is planning on where she'll be putting up her frame. She attempted buying a long arm once. Put money down then decided against it. She still wants it though!

    Another stained glass wall hanging.
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    A bright green and blue to hang on the kitchen wall. Needs backing, quilting and binding yet.
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    Her bear paw. Also made years ago. Hung above our only working fireplace in our old house. I love this one. i get my love of bear paw and flying geese from her :)
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    Even more...

    Daffodil stained glass wall hanging
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    Little embroidered wall hanging
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    Her watermelon quilt. She just finished quilting some of it. She needs binding and then she is going to add little ants all over it.
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    WOW!!!!!!!

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    Well no wonder you're good! And inspired! I'll distract the woman with some online fabric shops and you grab us some stuff! Okay? LOL!

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    Oh my gosh! Awesome!
    Will she adopt me????

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    Haha! I told her you guys were going to say those exact things!! I even mentioned Chele and said ''Ma, she's gonna want your stuff!" I related all your kind words to her :) she says thank you so very much!!

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    I'd say - what a Woman! Just gorgeous, really - all of them. Can I grow up to be just like her???? :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by adyldrop
    Haha! I told her you guys were going to say those exact things!! I even mentioned Chele and said ''Ma, she's gonna want your stuff!" I related all your kind words to her :) she says thank you so very much!!
    I don't want her stash,,,I just want her to adopt me. That way...I can GET her stash! lol
    Your mom does some great, awesome things. So do you! Must run in the family, huh?

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    Well Terri if you can figure out a way to get it you are good!! She has eyes in the back of head!! She wouldn't leave me alone in the sewing room!! She also said she'd better get on the ball because I am not allowed to make more than her! Uh oh the race is on!!!

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    What a wonderful relationship the two of you have, it is a true blessing!

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    Kudos to your mom. Beautiful work, all of it.

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    WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!!!

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    :D :thumbup: :thumbup: So nice Thanks for sharing

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    Your Mom has done some beautiful things. Thanks for showing us!

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    Well I talked to her again tonight to tell her all the wonderful things everyone said. She is just tickled pink that you all like her stuff. I wish I had pics of the other round robin quilts from her guild. I saw one as she was working on it. She did a beautiful border. As for our relationship being wonderful it hasn't always been. When my parents divorced things weren't so good between us. But the last few years we've gotten close again. The older I get the more I see of my parents in myself. Of course when I tell her that she gets excited and says she at least did right by one of her 3 kids in that I like to sew. Ha! She doesn't know the half of it! I am addicted!!

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    Well it is obvious the apple doesn't fall far from the tree in your family!!!! She does fabulous work!

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    Wow, thanks so much for sharing your moms quilts, so very very beautiful! And you know what, took me many years before i finally understood my parents too :)

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    Love those wreaths, but the stained glass angel is really wonderful!! All of them are beautiful, tell mom she gets a perfect 10!!!!!

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    Dawn took the words right out of my mouth!! Apple really didn't fall far from the tree at all!! Awesome woman affectionately called mother, woman affectionately called daughter, and friend! You both ROCK!!

    I'm thinking the two of you should get your cute little heads together and do a family tree quilt...using apples to put everyone's names on :D. How fun would that be. Man I wish my oldest sewed, and I can't wait till I can get the two little ones (who WANT to sew) their own "real" machines!!

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    Oh, my!! She does wonderful work!!!

    Kyia

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    Wow! Her work is just awesome :D Thanks so much for sharing them all with us adyldrop! :D:D:D:D:D

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