I did it! I did it! Finished in time.

toolgrannyMay 5, 2014

I finally got this done in time to take with me to Mom's for Mother's Day. I was beginning to think I'd never make it. There's one problem on the back but she's not a quilter and won't know.

The back story to this for those who are new - My Mom has always refused to have a quilt until she saw one similar to this (but not nearly as nice) in a quilt show. I asked her if she'd use a quilt if I made that one and she agreed. So, I took a picture and made this. In the process, I had shoulder surgery and couldn't sew for months. But, I found I could applique if I held it low in my lap and pulled the thread sideways. So, these flowers were a part of my recovery process and then once able to sew, I assembled it and now quilted it. Took awhile as life gets in the way but now it's done. Mom is only 94 and very frisky so I hope she gets a few years of enjoyment out of it.

And, I'm glad it's done as I have baby quilts on the back burner.

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nannykins

Oh! Linda! That is absolutely stunning!
Words fail to describe how beautiful it is.
Hope your Mom is thrilled with it.
Theresa

    Bookmark   May 5, 2014 at 3:59PM
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K8Orlando

It's magnificent and knowing what you went through to get it done makes it even more impressive. There is so much love in this quilt that it makes me tear up just looking at it.

Kate

    Bookmark   May 5, 2014 at 4:03PM
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magothyrivergirl

Gorgeous! I am so happy you were able to finish it on time.
I love the colors & I am sure it is more beautiful in person.
Wish your Mom a Special Happy Mother's Day & give her an extra hug!

    Bookmark   May 5, 2014 at 4:23PM
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msmeow

Linda, that is SOOO beautiful! Funny that your mom didn't want any quilts. But, my mom has some funny quirks, too (like she won't eat pizza for lunch, only for dinner).

I know your mom will love it.

Donna

    Bookmark   May 5, 2014 at 5:01PM
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littlehelen_gw

Congratulations on your perseverance in finishing this stunning quilt! I know your Mom will love and cherish it for many a day....I marvel at your talent...
V.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2014 at 7:02PM
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quiltnhen

Gorgeous, amazing....not enough great words for it. Lucky Mom.
LindaB/CA

    Bookmark   May 5, 2014 at 8:02PM
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grammyp

That is another outstanding quilt. Some day I would love to applique half as well as you do.

beverly

    Bookmark   May 5, 2014 at 8:11PM
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teresa_nc7

Oh WOW! How beautiful is that? Very well done, Linda!

Teresa

    Bookmark   May 5, 2014 at 8:17PM
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loisflan

Linda, your quilt is exquisite. I can't imagine the hours of stitching it must have taken. What a labor of love. Your applique skills are over the top.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2014 at 8:54PM
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jackier123

Just beautiful!

    Bookmark   May 5, 2014 at 9:30PM
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nanajayne

What touching and beautiful gift of love. Your both so lucky to have each other. She will be so thrilled. Please take pictures of her enjoying the gift. Congratulations.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2014 at 11:20PM
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bee0hio

Beautiful!

    Bookmark   May 6, 2014 at 8:54AM
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wanda_va

Your quilt is fantastic! I know your mother will cherish it. I hope she has a special Mother's Day.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2014 at 9:05AM
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tinyteena

What a beautiful pattern and excellent production. I'm totally amazed that you accomplished this stunning work while recovering from shoulder surgery. your mother is sure to be extremely pleased with the result.

Kristene

    Bookmark   May 6, 2014 at 9:57AM
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quiltingfox

That's a beautiful quilt!!! You did an outstanding job on it.

Best to you,
Sandra

    Bookmark   May 6, 2014 at 2:09PM
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jennifer_in_va

Bowing down before you, oh great one!!

It's spectacular!! May it be well-received, because it's certainly well-executed!!

    Bookmark   May 6, 2014 at 2:33PM
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calliope

Beautiful

    Bookmark   May 6, 2014 at 8:18PM
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polardreams

Linda,
What a beautiful quilt - I am so glad you got it finished. I hope your mom loves it, too!
Sue

    Bookmark   May 6, 2014 at 10:31PM
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rosajoe_gw

It's a stunning piece of art Linda! I'm sure she will love it. Congrats on being able to finish it for Mother's Day.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2014 at 4:51PM
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csackett

Beautiful!! Great job!

    Bookmark   May 10, 2014 at 9:54PM
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bev2009

I love how you say so casually, "so I took a picture and made this". It is stunning. You are so talented. I'm glad you were able to finally make your mom a quilt she will love.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2014 at 7:17AM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Yes, Linda, you are one talented lady! If your mom liked the one she saw at the show, she'll be over the moon on this one!! It's awesome!!!

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   May 11, 2014 at 10:19AM
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