Saturday, February 14

I Did It



Yes, I finally finished my quilt. I have learned one thing from this project....I'm not a quilter, but I plan to be with practice. I worked without a pattern because that's the way Mom made quilts. I wish the colors were more realistic in this picture. I just used my point and shoot camera and didn't do any modifications in PSP. At least you have an idea what it looks like. The colors are actually very vivid.

In the 1970's my Mom began making my daughter an umbrella girl quilt. She died before she was able to finish it. In the 1980's I took the pieces to a lady to piece it together for me. I wanted to do the quilting myself. I am now going to finish that quilt as my next project. I also bought more material to start another quilt. You could say the quilting bug has bitten me.



Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!!


12 comments:

Smilingsal said...

You are so wrong! You ARE too a quilter. It's so pretty. Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours.

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Good afternoon Linda, wishing you a sweet Valentine's Day.. your quilt is very lovely and the colors are cheerful!!! Did you make this by hand or on a sewing machine?? I would not have the patience to make one. Hugs, Baba

Betty said...

I just love the quite, Linda, and I think you showed it once before and I told you it looks a lot like the one that was quilted using my Mom's scraps from dresses she had made for herself. It's a treaure for me.

Sanni said...

Oh so pretty. I adore this quilt!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Patti said...

Linda, your quilt is very pretty! I know there was a lot of hard work put into it. I hope your having a very nice Valentine's Day!

Renie Burghardt said...

Your quilt is lovely, Linda. I love the colors. How special that you plan to finish the quilt your Mom never got to finish.

Happy Valentine's Day! And Happy Sunday!

Hugs,

Renie

Shirley said...

You, my dear, have been busy. The quilt is so nice.....and yes, I'd say you are a quilter. I too have been doing more baby quilts and blankets. Will share later.

Hope you had a good valentine's day!

storyteller said...

Congratulations ... it's lovely! Hope you had a delightful Valentine's Day.
Hugs and blessings,

Marsha said...

Terrific job Linda! This quilt is beautiful but I love the idea that you will be finishing something your mother started many years ago. I think that would be very satisfying and even more meaningful to your daughter!

I agree with Smilingsal... I also think you are a quilter!

Suzy said...

The Quilt is very pretty and every one will get better!Practice makes perfect!
Hope you had a great Valentine's Day.

Mary said...

Very, very nice Linda!

Cherdecor said...

I wish I could see it up close and personal. It is just gorgeous and you did it without a pattern!!!!! You are good!!!!! I bet the colors are so bright!

Oh, I wonder if I should make one. I do not know the first thing about even choosing fabric. Yours is just lovely!