Tuesday, November 1, 2011

My Very Own Quilt !

On to Thanksgiving!!!!!  I just love this look for fall, Karen Valentine does such an amazing job!  Thanks Karen!

I have always wanted to have quilts in my home, but have not really been able to afford the real things, as I would love the old, soft handmade type that cost an arm and a leg!  I saw on the web that there was a woman named Lori Holt, who has her own lines of fabric….I just fell in love with the colors and then I saw  this quilt pattern:

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Is this not the cutest quilt ever?  You all know how much I love anything to do with “Grandma’s Aprons”…..I emailed Lori to ask for help getting  the fabric I needed as the first run of it had sold out, and she was so kind to help me find it on Etsy and EBay, etc.…..

As you all know I do not sew, quilt, nothing! LOL  But my sweet cousin Linda sews and her daughter Michele quilts, and Linda wanted to make this for me to thank me for all of the genealogy work I have done on our families.  So I sent her the fabric and the pattern, they worked like crazy to get it done before I got there last month. It was a  lot of weekends up at Michele’s place.

Measuring and cutting……

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Sewing……

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Linda hand embroidered the word’s “ I remember Grandma’s”  in a sweet red thread. 

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Then Michele quilted the parts that needed it on her sewing machine…..aren’t those gloves neat?  They had a rubber substance on the tips of the fingers, just for this task….

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And this is the final project!!!!!!

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And this is me the first time I saw it!!!!!

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I was just amazed and so happy!!!!!!  It will hang in my bedroom on the wall by my side of the bed, so every morning I wake to this wonderful work of love! 

Thank you Linda and Michele…..this wonderful quilt means the world to me!

21 comments:

My Vintage Mending said...

You lucky girl....Lori's patters are amazing and her fabric even cuter...congratulations on such a wonderful gift....smiles...Renee

FHCS said...

what a lucky girl you are! Your quilt is just bea-u-ti-ful! Knowing how much time and effort your sweet cousins put into this makes it even nicer. Thanks for sharing! Take care, Dee

E said...

Oh MY! What a precious gift and such a great quilt. Love Lori's fabrics. Looking at this first thing every morning would sure make me smile :) E in TN

Coloradolady said...

This is soooo cute!!! I love it!!!

Lori E said...

How fabulous is that. And even more special because you know who made it and were involved in the process too. I don't know if there is a label on the back but if not I would suggest it be noted for future generations.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Sandy! This is fabulous! Lori is a sweetie and her designs are the BEST! I love your quilt and you have some super sweet and special relatives to make that for you. I just absolutely love it. You have a brand new family heirloom on your hands.

Paula Clare said...

Hi Sandy!
WOW! What a treasure! I cannot fathom the work it would take to make such a thing...it's SO totally YOU! What a wonderful gift! The colors are just perfectly perfect for you!

Julie said...

How sweet of them to make this for you. What a wonderful family!!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Eeeks! How perfect! I bet you're glad you did all that geneology work! ;)

Lynn said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sandy, that is just gorgeous!! I am all teary eyed here!! You are soo loved my friend!! I can see how much your family loves you by the look in their eyes and in each stich in that quilt!! I have goosebumps for you, my sweet friend. You were so sweet and welcoming to me when I found this blog and the group of others that I follow now!!I want to thank you so much for that!!! I have struggles with my self-esteem sometimes because I am no longer able to work and I think sometimes that I am not good enough of a person, but you welcomed my comments and my emails. Thank you so much for that!! You have a great day and enjoy that lovely quilt. It is beautiful and so are you!
HUgs,

Patricia said...

Beautiful. I love the photos of them working on the quilt. How wonderful to receive such a precious quilt.

Andy's Attic said...

Such a wonderful gift of love for you!! That is a treasure you will always have to cherish. You are a fortunate one..I am happy for you.
Annette

Nan said...

Oh you lucky girl that was some quilt to make actually I would not want to tackle that one and I've made 40 quilts myself. You could use it for a table cloth too for a tea. I do that with one of mine. Leaving them hang on a wall is one thing but actually using them you might consider after the newness wears off. Nan

Cindy said...

Great idea...that is where I would hang it also!!

That is one scrumtious looking quilt! How awesome that they did this for you! What Love!

Enjoy...and I love your new header...she did a great job!

Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

retrorevival.biz said...

OHMYGOSH! This is AMAZING! How lucky are you?! What a wonderful gift:)

~Cindy

Betsy said...

What a special gift and such a cute quilt. I love the apron theme and the colors. I also love the new look of your blog!

tammyCA said...

Beautiful! Grandmas, aprons, quilts, coziness, family love...it all goes together.

SueLovesCherries said...

Sandy, that is so perfectly you! They did an awesome job - nice to have artistic relatives!

vivian said...

wow! what a beautiful quilt! what an awesome gift! It is so perfectly you!
I have a quilt I started to cut out... over a year ago.. I will never finish it and it would be adorable. but Its just not my cup of tea...
have a great weekend
xoxo
vivian

gotheart said...

I just found your blog! I just wanted you to know that I think your quilt is so beautiful!

Ater my heart transplant 2 months ago, some one gave me a quilt, and now I have sewing fever! I really need to learn how to work a sewing machine!

Anyway, just wanted to thank you for showing us the darling designs of your quilt!

I am a new follower!

Michelle said...

It's absolutely beautiful! One of these days I'm going to work up the nerve to tackle one of Lori's patterns myself.

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