Friday, January 1, 2010

One magnificient Christmas Present!!!! I never expected!

Christmas was wonderful this year, it brought many surprises! This is my youngest daughter Amanda and her boyfriend JR. This time last year I bought her a sewing machine. She liked to use my machine every once in a while to do projects and decided she wanted one of her own... After making a few purses and playing around with it she bought a book on Crazy Quilts this fall. She started working on one for me, of course I had no idea what she was making, only that every time I talked to her she would say she was working on a project! And what a project, especially for a beginner!!! WOW... She isn't afraid to just try anything!!! Here I am Christmas morning covered in this beautiful Quilt. It is amazing.... I am still looking at all the different things she put on it. She really made it special with many very old pieces and lots of new things... She even made her Non Sewing Sister sew on this project!!!

(I know I'm still not looking so good in this picture, it hurt to smile!!!LOL) One of my favorites was this saying right up at the top...
Here it is laying all the way across my couch, so you can see how big it really is... All different fabrics and lots and lots of decorative stitching and buttons...

The book taught her how to do many different stitches, that she did beautifully...


Look at this ladybug and ribbon roses...

Amazing little trim...

Colleen can never say again that she can't even sew a button on!!! She got lots of practice with the beautiful "L"... she even put her initials on it!!!
And Amanda made her sew on lots of buttons all over the quilt...

I was just amazed at the detail, every time I look at it I find something new!





Look at the tiny little rose buttons on this square they are just toooo cute... She knows how much I love flowers...
Colleen had more talents than she knew, making little hearts on this square...

Queen Ann's Lace splashed across these squares is so cute...

Different laces and stitches, I can't imagine how she got this done in such a short time...


She even got my mother to embroidery a square with a cute little garden saying...
It was all the little things like this that made it so special!!!
This one is many years old done by my husbands grandmother, she was a beautiful quilter. They were found in a box of scraps a few years ago at Toms aunts house, probably extras from a quilt done years ago...
This piece was appliqued with her famous tiny tiny little stitches. Just having pieces like this in my hands is special. I can see her now with a needle in her hands, remembering how she loved to sew!

This one was done by my Mother-in-Law when she was 13 or 14 she told us. I am so excited she included these pieces into this quilt, how special this is...
The green one in the center was also done by my husbands grandmother, it also must have been an extra square. Because we have this quilt hanging on the wall in the family room.
I want to really Thank Amanda for taking so much time and thinking out all the wonderful things she incorporated into this amazing quilt. It will be a keepsake I will always cherish for many years to come! You are amazing and I Love You!!! Kiss Kiss...

Mom...

















5 comments:

Balisha said...

I'm so glad that I'm the first to comment on this quilt.It is truly a work of art. I have made quilts before and I know how much time they take and one like this is so special. The gardening touches were beautifully done. I can imagine that you will look at this over and over again, Lynn. I know that I will look at the pictures over and over again. You have a beautiful talented family. They must love you so much. Hugs...Balisha

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Oh, what a marvelous present. It is so pretty. On each block she has added different touches. You can tell it was made from the heart.

Darla said...

This is a treasure for sure!!! and you look just fine..~~!

Robin's Nesting Place said...

What a treasure! I love all of the special touches, especially the family pieces!

Tolentreasures said...

What an amazing gift, so much thought and work in it. Did you cry? That one would have been quite emotiional! Thanks for sharing it with all of us, it is the "feel good" story of the day!

Cathy