Saturday, February 9, 2013

My Mom's Quilt of Memories

I am excited to be participating in an Online Quilt Show hosted by my friend Sharon's blog Hobbies on a Budget.  This is the story of a quilt I made my mom several years ago.

You can't see the pictures as well anymore, they have faded over time, but I am sure it is still serving its purpose.  It was a memory quilt. My parents, you see are missionaries and have been for the last fifteen years.
Needless to say, we do not see them often enough. Grandkids grow up and we all get older. Time passes and we cherish the memories of the times we do have together. So, I had this idea one Christmas that I wanted to make my mom a quilt with family pictures. It is more like a wall hanging. She could have the pictures right there and enjoy them as she reminisced the times we've had together. I included all my siblings and their children. I had quite forgotten about having made it, til this quilt show was mentioned.

I have attempted to make various other quilts over the years, but have not successfully completed very many of them. My youngest daughter is now expressing a desire to learn to sew, so hopefully she and I will accomplish one or two, or maybe just finish some that I have started.  I love the pattern on this one and especially the border. Does anyone know what this pattern is called? I cannot remember since it has been so long ago.


 
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Daddys Drawers
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Jaceys Baby Quilt
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Cathedral Wedding Quilt
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Baby Girls Pastel Quilt
scraps to blue ribbon
From Scraps to Blue Ribbon
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Rag Quilt
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Great Grandmothers Scrap Quilt
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Grandma's Wedding Ring Quilt
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Stepping into Quilting
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Nancy Drew Quilt
My First Quilt
My First Quilt
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Grandma's Cross-Stitch Quilt
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My First Nine Patch
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Hubbys North Country Flannel
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Grandma Ollies Sunbonnet Sue
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Mom's Quilt of Memories
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Grandma Morgans Rainbow
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Scrappy Stripes
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My First Rag Quilt
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My Daughters First Quilt
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Hawaiian Style Quilt

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Sunshine Rings

  

2 comments:

  1. This is so awesome! I love seeing the love and time you shared with your parents! I have never seen a photo quilt? Did you iron on the pictures or how do you add them? What a treasure!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  2. Love photo quilts, I remember back when the printable material for photo's hit the market, it was a quilter's dream come true! Love this quilt :)

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