Friday, April 9, 2010

Grandmother's Flower Garden


Look what my mom made me! There's a big story behind this quilt. She started cutting and piecing all of the flowers in 1975 after my sister and I started Montessori. Over the intervening 35 years she slowly made more flowers out of our baby clothes and 1970's era fabrics and put them together into a top, then little by little she quilted it, finishing this year!


I love those bunnies/carrots!


And these flannel kitties!


And she even signed it. Awwww, thanks mom.


11 comments:

bettyp said...

What a great idea!! Love the quilt !! I have made one like this a few years ago....

jess said...

I love the green! What a great gift this is, especially because it comes from your mom, but also because it spans so many years. All those memories this quilt holds...

lisawith4 said...

Wow!!! What a treasure!I
love that she used your baby clothes to create it. So special.

Sue said...

what an amazing keepsake, this is so precious and what lovely work.

Lizzy said...

This is beautiful and so special! Love those bunnies, too.

Moom said...

Wendy, this is your mother! I'm glad you like it. I love you.

(and yes, we do spell it "moom" in our family!)

WHATUPDUCK said...

That is amazing! I love quilts that are made of old clothes. They are so special. My grandma made one from my mom's old clothes from the late 40's early 50's. So much fun to look at the fabrics! Enjoy your fabulous quilt! Good job MOM!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Aww...

Kerri said...

it is absolutely beautiful!!

Stephanie in Michigan said...

That's about the neatest thing ever. Love the use of your old baby clothes, and it's so special knowing how long she worked on it! How wonderful.

Denise :) said...

This is beautiful; how wonderful for you!!! :)