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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

What I would grab in an emergency

A little while ago my sister, Audra, posted about the beautiful quilts my Mom had made for her boys. And since I think my Mom is absolutely amazing I couldn't resist showing off what she has made for us, too.

This is the quilt she made for our wedding. It is queen size and was used on our bed for the first several years of our marriage. I've never seen another quilt in the same color scheme. I love to look at the different ways she has grouped the fabrics. She is a MASTER at coordinating fabrics.
This is McKenna's baby quilt. My Mom started it before we knew for sure whether or not we were having a girl. Luckily our gut feelings turned out right. She hand quilted it. (And her stitches are tiny!)
Lyida's quilt is another unique creation. I love all of the pastel colors. My Mom will have to tell the whole story, but this quilt evolved from one thing into another and I am so pleased with the final product! It was also one of my Mom's first attempts at machine quilting and she learned some valuable life lessons in the process. (right, Mom?)
Emily's quilt is sweet and femine. It even has a pieced back. It is made from some of the pieces left over from the original plan for Lydia's quilt.
Of course our baby quilt collection would not be complete without a star pattern. Summer's quilt is so happy. I LOVE the border and have so much fun looking at all of the different fabrics and trying to figure out which quilts have fabrics in common.
My Mom gave us this sampler quilt for Christmas early in our marriage. It had hung in our house when I was a teenager and I almost cried when I opened it. I remember my Mom working on it (she hand quilted this one, too) and I was so honored that she would give it to us. It is definitely one of the focal points of our living room.

David and I joke that these pillows are some of our most valuable possessions. They are absolutely stunning-- truly fabric masterpieces.

So there you have it! We're so blessed to have such a talented (and generous!) mother. Someday I hope to have at least a small measure of her ability.

12 comments:

Rachel said...

I am in complete awe of your mother! Those are just amazing. She is incredibly talented.

Michelle Pyne said...

Thia makes me so happy too! Thanks for your very kind and generous words. You have my talent and then some.

MiandMiksmom said...

How fun to see all of them together and look at how beautiful and different they are! I wonder if the next one will be blue????? :)

Julee & Matt said...

Your mom is amazing!! What a wonderful thing to have for each of the kids.

Kami said...

I can't believe the talent she has! Those all look like something you'd pay over $100 for at some really ritzy shop. AMAZING!!

Crystal said...

Quilting takes patience and precision. Your mom is really talented.

Chris said...

Your mom really is talented. I'm glad she shares that with all of you. You're following in her footsteps though that's a good thing.

Elaine said...

Masterpieces for sure. It makes you want to put them in glass. But I quess that wasn't the purpose. Enjoying them for what they're for is a cherished time that will last a life time.

Sally said...

I can't believe she hand-stitched so many of those. That is truly a selfless thing for her to do. What a treasure!

Abbi said...

My heart swells as I look at all these quilts! They are so beautiful!!!! And embody so much love!!! Have I mentioned we have the best mom? :)

Michelle Pyne said...

Abbi, I'm doubtful about your having the best Mom, but I do know I have the BEST kids in the world!

i'm kelly said...

wow! those are all amazing. i can only dream of creating something so incredible. maybe someday!