Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Mom's Quilt

Hey peeps! Happy, Happy New Year!

Can we all say good riddance to 2009??? It was a rough year for many people. As such, I wish you all much love, prosperity and merriment in the coming year. Let's put some distance between us and 2009, shall we?

I so wish I were beginning this year with my divorce and loss of my home behind me (don't think I've shared this ordeal with you all as of yet), but alas, unfortunately, this is not my current state of affairs. However, I have every hope that 2010 will bring about an end to the destructive forces that have plagued me during the previous year. It's about time this crafty chick caught a break you know???

At any rate, the holidays were a lovely respite from an otherwise dismal year. I crafted my butt off prior to the festivities so that I might bestow upon my friends and family a bit of LadyLinoleum handmade goodness. As such, my mother was the recipient of my third quilting project...



Yes, while simultaneously working on our wedding quilt for Jenny and Rich, Jenna and I were also working on individual quilting productions.

I know, crazy talk right???

Right. Or at least I thought so while spending many an eve sewing into the wee hours of the morning. But just look at the results...



I am just so pleased at how much better I am getting at this whole quilting thing. AND I have developed such a love for Double Irish Chain during this process, I cannot begin to tell you. I love a piecing challenge, what can I say?


Check out them borders!

It's good that I am falling in love with quilting, because my family and friends have begun a quilt queue, sending me color swatches for quilts that they assume I will be making for each of them this year. No, they're not pushy or anything. Jeesh.

Love you all!


Lining.

Anyway, Mom loved her quilt and I loved being able to make it for her.

Definitely more quilt projects to come in 2010!

19 comments:

Ellen Bloom said...

Wow! The quilt is positively gorgeous! Lucky Mom!

Annika said...

Regina, it is beautiful! Your fabric choices, OMG.

kathy said...

Your choices of fabric are amazing.
Fantastic colors.
Keep pouring on the healing creativity.

Deneen said...

Beautiful, you are amazing.

The divorce, yes, knew. Condo, no and I'm sorry.

2010 is gonna be better, promise.

Anna said...

That's just beautiful!!

Unique2wh0 said...

AWESOME!!

Lisa said...

The quilt is wonderful! I hope that 2010 is a much better year for you. I think you should teach spinning at Abuelita's! I would sign up in a heartbeat.

Caroline B said...

Simply stunning quilt!
Wishing you a far better 2010 - I'm glad to see the back of 2009 as well!
Take care.

drenka said...

Wishing you a better year!!!
This quilt is fabulous!!! I love it!!
I wish I could do quilts. I tried and never seem to do the right job. My seems don't look straight!

Walden said...

The quilt looks wonderful! I love the colors together.

Katarzyna / Kathryn said...

Wow! What a fantastic work! I look here very often and I always can find something very interesting and pretty! This page is one from my favourite!

Needs Coffee To Live said...

I am new to following your blog, but I wanted to tell you that your quilt is GORGEOUS! I am an avid quilter who has just begun crocheting.

And I'm so sorry to hear about your home. I recently ended my own 2 1/2 year long, drama filled divorce. Good luck with this new year! Things will get better!

And again, BEAUTIFUL work :-)

Knot By Gran'ma said...

OMG! That is gorgeous. You really are a lady of many talents.

Alison Friday said...

Cool;-)
A family air loom.

pleintexasgirl said...

You are not alone, good riddance to 2009. I got rid of the man and kept the dogs, fabric and yarn. Enjoyed your choice of fabrics, the little bird feet is a nice compliment. You may enjoy art quilting as well-have you looked into it? I cannot live without it. Lets have a good 2010.

taralynnjane said...

I love the fabric! Great quilt :D

Lori Bowling said...

Love it!!!! The fabric is wonderful I would love to duplicate the fabric choice.

thread bear said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I wish I had the patience to create something this beautiful.

Kirsty said...

This is absolutely beautiful!

Kirsty x

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