Friday, October 28, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival

I had hoped to have a new quilt made and ready for Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival, but that didn't happen so I decided to show a quilt I made for my Mom for Mother's Day in 2004. I haven't shown this quilt on my blog before so it's new even to my regular readers.
Mom loved stained glass-look quilts, flowers, and hummingbirds. We always had a feeder outside the kitchen window so that we could watch them while we had breakfast. So when I saw this pattern I had to make it for her.
When she received the quilt she was so happy. The quilt followed her to a care center two years later and often when I would visit her it was laid on top of her bed. When Mom passed away in 2008 the quilt returned to me. It now resides in my formal living room on a beautiful sofa that Mom left to me. I think about her every time I pass it and enjoy the memories she left.
 If you would like to read a little more about my Mom go here.
Be sure to visit Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival and enjoy all the other wonderful quilts and stories.
 

24 comments:

Eileen said...

just lovely! i did a stained glass with a ladybug and really enjoyed it. did you use bias tape for "leading"? sweet, poignant story about your mom--how wonderful she had it to comfort her! thanks for sharing

Ivory Spring said...

That is a stunning quilt, Jill! You are good....

Gidget said...

Your quilt is absolutely beautiful and what a beautiful tribute to your mother.... You are a very fortunate woman to have had such a person in your life! Thank you for sharing with us!

notes of sincerity said...

Stunning. :o)

Margaret said...

love the quilt! great applique~

Margaret
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

Queenie Believe said...

Lovely stained glass quilt.
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Myra said...

The quilt is beautiful, and so is the story behind it! Very nice...

Lonci said...

This is really great quilt:)

nima said...

wow...lovely quilt...me too like the stained glass look..

Editfolt said...

very special and unique. beautiful job.

The Thompsons said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love the stain glass effect- so cool!

LynCC said...

How very beautiful! Hummingbirds are wonderful creatures and your stained glass style looks terrific

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

This is a gorgeous quilt...you should be very proud of it and how you came to have it...I love hummingbirds..my mother-in-law passed away in 2010; she taught me to quilt...she loved them also,and the dragonfly...

Connie said...

What a beautiful quilt and how special to you! Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

This is a lovely quilt and it obviously carries very special memories.

Sandra Kaye said...

What such a lovely quilt, and story. I lost my Grandmother last year, and sadly the quilt I made for her was stolen. :( Hold your quilt and treasure it. I know I would. ANd I love humming birds. hugs

Katie said...

Beautiful quilt and perfect for your mom. It's wonderful that you get to keep it now that she's gone and can display it on the lovely sofa she left you.

Cheryll said...

I LoVe the stained glass you showed here. It's stunning! :)

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Very nice. I've been afraid to try a stain-glass quilt despite having a kit sitting in my sewing room waiting for me. Maybe I'll pull it out soon and give it a go again.

Mary@QuiltGenius said...

Wow! How beautiful. I haven't tried stained glass quilts yet, but I think I might have to...

Mary
http://www.quiltgenius.com

Kit Lang said...

Lovely quilt, thanks for sharing. :)

Martha said...

Beautiful quilt...thanks for sharing.

Karens Quilts, Crows and Cardinals said...

Such a beautiful quilt to make for your mom -- even more special to hold her close to your heart each and every day. Thanks so much for sharing...

Valerie Reynolds said...

This is beautiful...looks like a stain glass picture.