Sunday, October 18, 2009

Mom's Hollyhock Quilt

I have not had much time for sewing the last few weeks and thought I would share one of my mom's quilts with you tonight. Mom makes most of her quilts by hand, and this one is no exception. It is hand appliqued, each block hand quilted individually and then the sashing sewn on by machine on one side and hand sewn on the other side. Its a beautiful quilt and one that she gave me several years ago - I treasure it dearly.

I have also included some pictures of a close up of one of the applique blocks, one of the quilted blocks and the quilt back. My photography skills are not that great, but I hope you can see her beautiful work

Mom is not doing very well these days. She is 88 and was recently hospitalized, and just not bouncing back like she has in the past. Please keep her in your prayers.

Teresa












14 comments:

StitchinByTheLake said...

How beautiful Teresa! I'll be praying for both your mother and you. blessings, marlene

paula, the quilter said...

My Auntie made one of those. She used some Hawaiian fabric for the flowers. I have a photo of it here:
http://www.picturetrail.com/sfx/album/view/3677542

Ellen said...

Such a gorgeous quilt!! Love you, momma :]

Purple Pam said...

What a beautiful quilt. You are so lucky to have this quilt made by your mother. Both of you are in my prayers every night. Take care of yourself, please.

Thimbleanna said...

What a beautiful quilt! Again, sorry to hear about your mother -- I hope she'll re-gain her strength!

Norma said...

What a wonderful treasure that quilt it! You will always have her with you in that quilt.

Please know that your Mom is in my heart as well as you. Take care of you too!

Anne Ida said...

This quilt is so lovely, a true trasure! All my best wishes for your Mom's recovery!!

Carol said...

What a wonderful quilt Teresa...a real treasure. I'm sending lots of good thoughts!

Andrea said...

What a treasure - absolutely beautiful. Best wishes to mum xx

em's scrapbag said...

This is truly a treasure. Your mother's work is gorgeous. You and your mother are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care.

Kieny The Dutchlady said...

It's lovely Teresa and I know it means so much more to you because it was made by your mother. Thinking of you.

paula, the quilter said...

Me again. Thanks for visiting my blog, Jane, and entering the drawing for the Kaffe Fassett fabrics.

belinda said...

What an amazing and special quilt this is...what a treasure you will have from her for the rest of your days! See what all she got done without blogging...LOL....

Cathy said...

I noticed this quilt first, then read about your mother. I haven't look further at your blog, but I hope your mother is better. Mine is 82.5 and quilts also. God bless you both!