She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. Proverbs 31

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Grandma's Quilts

Well my mom has been busy again sewing up some quilts for the family. Last year, Colton was the lucky recipient of one of Grandma's handmade quilts. This year Luke and Aaron each received their quilts at Christmas.

Mom, Luke and Dad


Mom, Nephew Aaron and Dad


Mom lovingly hand-appliques each piece, and her quilts are so colorful and beautiful. She even designed the Tennessee Volunteer quilt to match the bedrooms of my nephews while she made Farmer Boy quilts for each of my boys. I just love how she added the little footballs, don't you? And all those little "T's" at the corners ... each hand-appliqued! Amazing ...

And for my upcoming Springtime birthday, Mom has created the most amazing yellow & white flower quilt for me. Yellow is one of my favorite colors, but I don't have a yellow thing around. So this spring, our bedroom is getting a springtime makeover with all yellows and whites.

Here's a sneak peek at my quilt that I'm not allowed to use until April!



Isn't is so pretty? The flowers are blue & purple & green & pink & all the shades of wildflowers. So I'm shopping the Goodwill now for a white duster and curtains to give my room a cheerful springtime feel ~ lots of lace and linens! There's not a primitive thing about it, but I love it just the same. Thank you, Mom!

Smiles,
Lea

53 comments:

Nancy Jo said...

Oh LEA, what beautiful quilts. How wonderful that your Mom made all of these. 'HI MOM'
I can just see your yellow and white room. How pretty that will be. We must see a picture when its ready.
NANCY jO

QuiltedSimple said...

These are all beautiful quilts - very pretty! Love the flowered one - will be great for Spring! Happy New Year's!
Kris

Julie S. said...

Beautiful quilts! Your Mom has done a wonderful job. Such heirlooms!

Homespun Simplicity said...

Such beautiful quilts!! The flowered one will be so pretty in the spring. Your mom did an excellent job!!!!
Karen

Nancy M. said...

Those are so gorgeous! I love handmade quilts. Your mom is so talented!

lindanuts said...

Lea, I love them all! I see where you get your sewing talent! I really, really love the one she has for you! It is gorgeous!
My Sara has a birthday in April! The 30th to be precise and Mallory has hers on the 11th.
Have a great week.

Living Life with a Joyful Heart said...

Lea, beautiful, beautiful quits your mom made. It will be so nice to wake up to those wonderful colors in the morning. Now I guess I will have to move next door to your mother too, (lol) so I can learn to quilt.

Have a blessed day
Mary

Becky said...

What beautiful quilts! All the hours involved!!! How very special each one is. Have fun making your yellow and white bedroom. Becky

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

How beautiful, Lea!!!! Your Mom is so talented and so generous!!!! I'm sure the boys will cherish those quilts forever. And yours. . . . .!!!!! Can't wait to see the bedroom when it's done. I love yellow, too --- but nothing in my house is done in yellow either! Strange, isn't it????

Cora

Lanny said...

Since I am an "orphan" you could let your mom know that I am always up for adoption! I'd sharpen her needles for her! Sweep, dust, make myself useful!

Okay, I guess that might be a little impractical. I'll just covet from afar, your quilts and your mom!

basketsnprims said...

What beautiful quilts, Lea. Just beautiful workmanship, too. I have always wanted a simple yellow & white quilt to go at the end of our bed, an older one. Have a wonderful evening.

Pam

Connie W said...

Such wonderful quilts from your amazing mom for the lucky recipients.

theoldestonehouse said...

Lea
Your mom's quilts are beautiful. They mean so much more knowing each was stitced with love. She put her loving touch on them.
While searching for a duster don't pass up lacey curtains or tableclothes. I made my duster out of 2 older linen tableclothes I tea dyed and added a border. I try to do as much as I can without buying something "new". It helps to give me that prim/make do look I love.
Rhonda

mary said...

Now that is one sweet mom and grandmother! Quilting is a true labor of love. I absolutely love your new quilt!!!! I think I would wake up happy every morning if I slept under those beautiful flowers :) Thanks for showing us a peek!

Kim at Thistle Dew said...

Lea, please tell your Mom I'm completely impressed with her quilts! I couldn't imagine doing all that applique!

Hope your family's Christmas was Merry! And have a blessed New Year!

Kim :-)

Jill said...

Beautiful Quilts! Gee, I can't remember what all I ordered. I got a cookbook, and some of those thyme and parsley window sill garden (for gifts) and I got the 40 card set of all occassion gift cards and so on! I can't wait to receive everything!
Blessings,
Jill

Linda said...

What treasures your mom has created. Family heirlooms for sure. I can just imagine how pretty and cheerful your room will be after your birthday. The perfect way to usher in spring!!

Happy New year Lea - may it be the best one yet! hugs, Linda

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Your Mom did a beautiful job on each quilt. Those are sure to be treasures for each that receives one. Lots of love and time I'm sure went into each stitch. Happy New Year to you and your family!!
:)Ginger

Wanita said...

The quilts are beautiful, and I know they will always be treasured because Grandma made them.

Happy New Year Blessings,
Wanita

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Oh my gosh so much beauty. The craftsmanship is so awesome...m..

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

What treasures, your Mom has a special talent! My hanky apron was made with just one hankie, folded, sewn and add lace and rick rack, real easy! Many blessings to you in the upcoming year, it's been a pleasure to share this last year with you! Hugs!!

Doreen said...

What lovely quilts Lea and how wonderful of your mom!

Joyous New Year to you and yours.

:)Doreen

Sharon/primthyme said...

Hi Lea,They are wonderful memories your mom put in the quilts !! How lucky you are !Tell your Mom ,she is making lots of history & fond memories with her quilts !!
Happy new Year !!!
Prim Hugs & Blessings,
Sharon

LindaSueBuhl said...

Love that springtime quilt - just looks like sunshine and gardens! You are blessed to have quilts to pass along - looking forward to seeing how you do your bedroom around that fabulous fabric love.

The Whites said...

Those are some beautiful quilts! Being from Tennessee also, the Vols quilt really grabbed my attention!

I just posted a quilt that my husband's grandma made about 30 years ago. Stop by my blog and check it out!

Blessings,
Mandy

Karen said...

My gosh Lea the quilts are beautiful and how lucky is eveyone to get one!
Yours is just beautiful...the colors are so cheerful.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOR FAMILY.
Hugs, Karen

marie said...

What wonderful quilts and how special that they were made by you mom! A lasting gift with loving memories built in - can't get any better than that!
You quilt looks so bright and cheery - bet your bedroom will be the same. I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of it!!

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

OH MY!! They are all beautiful!! Such treasures too!!!
New Year blessins' to you and your family!! :> )
~Peanut

Carrie P. said...

Grandma's quilts are lovely. Those boys have some real treasures.

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Wow what wonderful quilts. I love quilts and these are just perfect. Spring will be here before you know it! Have a blessed New Year's Day!
Debbie

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Your mother is certainly talented and you are all so blessed to receive such treasures. Have a blessed new year. blessings, Kathleen

Maggie Ann said...

Wow, your Mom is an expert quilter...those are beautiful!!! Yellow is such a wonderful color...I always love to see the dandy-lions come up in the spring lawns and hubby and son are woeful about them. Yellow is the color of sunshine too and how much more cheerful can you get than sunshine...and daffodils and...stop Maggie Ann...stop! Anyway...=)... Lea,warmest wishes for a Blessed and Happy New Year to you and your dear family!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

wow she does great work..I can't wait to see your "new" bedroom when you get your quilt..it is bright and cheery..I love the colors...have a wonderful new year!
Gina ;)

Kath said...

Oh wow-how beautiful! Your mom does beautiful work! How very special.

Happy New Year to you and your family! Best Wishes & Many Blessings in the upcoming year!

hugs-Kath

primlin56 said...

hi there lea....i just wanted to pop in and wish you a happy new years and to say thanks for being my blog buddie.....i really enjoy keeping up with you and your family and i also enjoy seeing what you are up to each day....your moms quilts are wonderful....even if they are not prim...i would do a room around it just like you are....here's to another great year!!!!!!your prim friend lin

Julie said...

Lea--Oh my goodness--I will have to run to the mailbox everyday. I can't wait to see what wonderful goodie you have sent. How very kind of you. I am thankful for new beginnings and a clean new calendar, too--so much hope and promise on those empty pages. Happy new year, my friend. May 2009 bring you many blessings. Julie

Wendy said...

Lea your mom is just as talented as you are my friend!! What wonderful treasures they will have for many years to come!! Happy New Year my friend I pray you and your family are so truely Blessed in 2009!!~HUGS~Wendy

Beemoosie said...

What precious gifts!! Have a wonderful new year!

Audrey said...

What beautiful quilts!! Hope you have a happy new year and that 2009 is the best year yet.

Farmchick said...

Your Mom is one talented lady!!!! Beautiful!!! Happy New Year to you and your family Lea!!!

Paula said...

What treasures!! Love receiving homemade items especially hand stitched quilts to keep you warm and comfy.

Will you be posting pics. of the redo of your room with wildflower quilt? Would love to see it.

Hope you and your family have a Healthy and Blessed New Year!!

My*Prim*Cottage said...

What an amazing mother you have! The love she puts into those is just wonderful! You are so blessed! Happy New Year to all! ~Beth~

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Hi Lea!
Wow! such beautiful quilts. You and your family are so blessed to have your Mom in your lives. What wonderful memories she's made for your kids.
Patricia :o)

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Rose Mary said...

Great quilts!!

Happy New Year to everyone in your home!!!

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Farm Chick Paula said...

Those are so pretty, Lea!!!
I know your boys will always treasure those!

Toby Parsons said...

Your mother is a talented quilter. You are so blessed to receive these. :) I love them! :)

Karla Dornacher said...

Lea... what beautiful quilts! What a blessing to have a mom who loves you so much!

Thanks for visiting my blog and now I understand even more the sincerity of your comment on my blog about the boxes I made be treasures.

Blessings to you for a glorious new year!

Toni said...

Wow Lea!What beautiful quilts!I would love to learn to quilt!!I`m still trying to get the hang of crocheting though:)One thing at a time I guess!!Hope you have a new year full of many blessings!!!Lovec and blessings,Toni

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Beautiful quilts, Happy New Year.

Janet, said...

Those are beautiful quilts! I especially like yours. Yellow is my favorite color.

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