Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Me my Mom

and
Double Wedding Ring Quilts
made in 1991
Posted for the Bloggers Quilt Festival
hosted by Amy @ parkcitygirl
Thank you Amy for organizing this Festival.


and 18 years later .... they are as beautiful as ever


I used a natural background.


My Mom used white.


18 years later... I'm still not finished..... eeek
a little embarrassing ... nobody's perfect,
well except my Mom.


Mom finished her hand quilting in 1991 the same year she started it.


This was her first quilt, she was a very ambitious lady in every way.
She had been sewing her whole life but not quilting. Her Dad was a tailor.


Mom's quilt measures 90"x102" (big).


My quilt measures 70"x90".


I miss my Mom, she taught me so much and sew much!!


I know at one time we counted how many pieces were in these quilts,
I forget now a. lot. of. pieces


Machine pieced


Hand quilted


This is the back of mine, I am going to machine quilt it...next year for sure.


I think I took way too many pictures. Oh Well...


Happy Fall
and thanks Amy this was fun,
I can't wait to see all the great quilts out in Blogland.
One of my $1. pumpkins,
I love living in the country.


xoQuiltLOve,
Shawn

67 comments:

  1. Such beautiful quilts! I love that you and your mom made the same quilt! Such a wonderful way to remember her everyday! I hope you finish your quilt soon. Lovely pictures by the way!

    Rita

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  2. Beautiful quilts, and posting the pictures here is a wonderful way to remember your mother. My entry for Amy's quilt show is one I did with my mother, now passed, and it will always be a treasure for that reason. I hope you finish yours this year!

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  3. Lots of Moms and daughters this quilt festival! What a treasure that you and your Mom did this together and it was so good that she signed hers.

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  4. Beautiful quilts - it is so special that your Mum and you were able to share somthing like this together!

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  5. I have always loved double wedding ring but never had the guts to try one. Bravo to you and you Mom!

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  6. gorgeous quilts and great memories. thanks for sharing both with us!

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  7. Your quilts are so beautiful! What a great memento of your Mom to have.
    Happy quilting, Rhondi

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  8. Beautiful Shawn -- and how fun that you have a wonderful quilt from your mom. My mom, my aunt and I are currently piecing blocks for similar quilts too!

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  9. Wow! That was your mom's first quilt. It's amazing. Your quilt top is amazing too. What a great project that the two of you worked on. You will always have that wonderful momento of your time you spent together. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. I love the double wedding ring, but have not had the nerve to start one. Yours and your mom's are lovely. I will keep my fingers crossed from here that you will get it finished :)

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  11. Gorgeous and what a wonderful memory to have.

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  12. Gorgeous, both of them. I love that you have this memory to share.

    My mom, sister, and I get together a couple times a year and all make the same project together. I love those days and cherish the memories we make together.

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  13. Never too many quilt pictures :)
    This pattern is on my lifelong list of things to do.
    thanks for sharing,
    Margaret
    www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

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  14. Incredible! What a lovely memory.

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  15. Wow. What great quilts. you are not alone in taking a long time getting your DWR finished. Mine has been in the works for 20 years. It's still not quilted.

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  16. Lovely quilts! My Mom lives with us now and we are doing a lot of quilting together. I started 4 years ago because she wanted me to come to a group with her. She is 85 now and I tend to have to help her a good bit now. A little role reversal since her memory sometimes lets her down, but I cherish this time with her.

    I am happy you have quilting memories with your Mom.

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  17. Beautiful quilts - our stories and our quilts - what a gift...

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  18. Shawn, this is amazing. I have never undertaken a project like this. Beautiful, great colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. I love these quilts, and the story made me laugh a little. My mom also quilts and gets a lot more quilting done than me. I'm big into piecing.

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  20. now that you dug it out, perhaps you;ll finish it! they are both so lovely!!!!

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  21. Beautiful quilts. That's great that you have such a special memory of your mom with these quilts.

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  22. Beautiful quilts! What a treasure to have worked on the same quilt design with your mom. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  23. They are beautiful quilts - I do love double wedding ring quilts. Thanks for sharing your story and quilts.

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  24. Wow, there is a lot of work and love in those lovely quilts! Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Amazing! -- amazing it was your mom's first quilt, amazing you have it, and amazing that you're persevering with curved piecing. They're both great!

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  26. The double wedding ring design scares me! You have done a lovely job! It will be great to finish it. :)

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  27. i love a quilt with a story. i am just floored by how beautiful your moms hand quilting is and how ambitious you all were to do this as a first time project. Don't worry about not finishing...we all have stacks of those hidden away in our quilter's closet.

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  28. I cannot believe that's you mom's first quilt! I have always been facinated by those arches, and am impressed by everyone that actually do make them, finished or not.

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  29. These are beautiful and so special. Thank you for sharing the story.

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  30. Shawn,
    The wedding ring quilt is a complicated pattern- Good for you to get it put together so beautifully. As for your mother's quilt, it is one special keepsake. She is a gifted seamstress to have completed it as her first quilt.
    I am sure yours will be equally lovely finished. Sometimes one loses the drive to finish a quilt but, in time, regains it. Perhaps the show will provide you with the inspiration to complete it.
    I have made a wedding ring quilt but my arcs were made of one fabric instead of being pieced. I made it to honor my grandmother, who was a quilter but died long before I was born. She would have made utilitarian quilts out of recycled fabrics. Perhaps one day I will do the same.
    I hope you will stop and visit me at my blog- You can find me at
    http://quiltmomsjourney.blogspot.com/
    I am sure there is a way to find the photo of the wedding ring quilt on my blog- not sure how to tell you to find it but I did do an earlier post about it around December of last year.
    Enjoy the show.
    Regards,
    Anna

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  31. I love your wedding ring quilts and I love all the pictures. Not too many for me :-)

    Jocelyn
    http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/

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  32. Good for you - your own double wedding ring will be completed all in good time. It looks lovely. And I agree with you - living in the country is the best! We love it too.

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  33. Woww. I've never dared try a DWR quilt. Yours and your mother's are beautiful.

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  34. Wonderful pair of double wedding quilts! Love how your Mom hand quilted hers...look forward to seeing yours machine quilted!

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  35. Shawn - there is no harm in taking too many photos. Now we are using digital cameras, just clicked away.

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  36. Wow!!! Hand quilted such a big quilt in one year? and her first? Love that you and your mom made a pair of quilts. Such a blessing to be able to share that love of quilting with your mom. Thanks for sharing.

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  37. Your mother sounds like mine--amazing work by both of you. All things in good time:)

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  38. These are beautiful. Such a nice story. A nice legacy and memory to have and to hold...speaking of Wedding Ring quilts! ; ) Thanks for sharing.

    http://www.sewpam63.wordpress.com/

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  39. Thanks for sharing this incredible story of these quilts.

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  40. Great quilts and a wwonderful story! I love lots of pictures - you can never have too many!

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  41. Great quilts! Its wonderful you and your mom were able to share the love of quilting.

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  42. I want to make a quilt like that!

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  43. These two quilts are delightful! Loved to see allllllll the photos. Your Mom's handquilting is gorgeous .... what a beautiful treasure you have.

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  44. I love double wedding ring quilts. They are so classic and both of the ones you are showing are so beautiful. Someday I will make one...someday...

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  45. Your mom and you were very ambitious... I know you are going to finish your quilt this year!!!...or the next.
    Good luck.
    Diana Zamora
    from Costa Rica

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  46. Greatr quilts. remeber you mom and the fun you shared every time you see either,

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  47. Absolutely gorgeous! Double wedding ring quilts are my favorite quilt pattern of all time. I would love to make one someday!

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  48. Delightful quilt. Thanks for participatng in the Bloggers' Quilt Festival.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  49. How special that you have this memory! Beautiful colors.

    I picked the Double Wedding Ring for the first quilt I made and it took YEARS to finish it. It nearly did me in. :)

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  50. Absolutely beautiful! Please post a picture when you get yours quilted :-)

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  51. BEAUTIFUL! What treasures, you are such a lucky girl!

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  52. Both of these are beautiful! I hope that you manage to finish your soon - thanks for sharing :)

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  53. I love the idea of making quilts together. Thanks for sharing. They are beautiful.

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  54. Oh. My. Goodness! Those are so beautiful!!! I love them. Can't wait to see yours finished in all it's glory. :)

    Thanks for sharing!
    Genevieve

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  55. Beautiful! An extra little push from me to meet your goal of finishing yours :)

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  56. A treasure for sure- both quilts and the story to go with it! I miss my mom too- I still sew on her '57 Singer machine, and think of her every time I sew. Thanks for sharing your quilts!

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  57. Beautiful quilts. Don't worry about not being finished. I started a double wedding ring quilt 18 years ago and it is still in pieces, in a box, in a closet, in my sewing room. I look at it once a year or so and say I'm going to get back to it. Eventually I will! You should be very pruod of yourself for getting the top finished. That's an accomplishment in and of itself.

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  58. I have always been intimidated by double wedding rings. I can't imagine doing one - and hand quilting it - for my first quilt. Beautiful!

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  59. What beautiful wokr! I love all your pictures. You really were able to capture its beauty.

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  60. Beautiful quilts and story! Your mom sounds like she was a very special person. I am sorry for your loss.

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  61. Beautiful quilts. Your story is so touching. It would be very special to quilt with your mother..

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  62. Very...as in extremely...impressive your Mom finished it the same year she started it; beautiful quilt and have always loved the pattern.
    Every day, quilt a bit and it will soon be finished.

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  63. I like it the quilt very nice.
    Marika

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  64. It's still very beautiful even if you haven't finished. It's one of the many styles I want to try. Thanks for sharing.

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  65. Love your quilts and especially the story. Thank you for sharing with us. Your Mom was very special.

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  66. What great quilts and a lovely story! You had a great Mom and a quilt teacher!

    Happy sewing! I like lots of pictures! :) Did you use templates to the wedding ring?

    Zlaty

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