Friday, October 28, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival Oct 28 - Nov 4, 2011


The fun is at Amys Creative Side.

Amy ask us to pick a quilt that we made to link to her Blogger's Quilt Festival.  We all know which one I picked.  Ive made lots of tops, but I've only quilted a few. 


My Grandma Jessie embroidered these blocks many years ago.  She passed away in 1983.  You can see a closeup of her block on my banner at the top of my blog.




I made them into a quilt for my Mom's 89th birthday  It's hard to see, but I did hand quilt it.   This was the third quilt I've finished and the only one I've hand quilted.  It was fun to learn handquilting and just make up the design as you go.


When Mom was little, Grandma Jessie called her Betsy Bug.
So I decided to name this quilt "Flowers for Betsy Bug."


This is a picture of My Mom's first look at the quilt. 
My Aunt Juanita is on the left.  Juanita
passed away this year at 94 and is dearly missed.
Mom will be 91 in December.

It's not my best work, but it's my most loved work.  I sat on my bed for many months with my legs crossed working on this quilt.  By the time I was finished, it seemed like a part of me. 

It please my Mom.

15 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Such longevity in your family. I just adore this quilt! It's the personal touch that just gets to your heart. Thank you for sharing this again Billie.

Sandi said...

Lovely quilt, wonderful story behind the quilt. You should print that pic of your mom looking at the quilt on printer fabric and sew it next to the label. Just a thought. :-)

Barbara said...

What a sweet quilt.

Allie said...

What an absolute treasure, hon! The quilt is just gorgeous, and I can see your mum loved it. So beautiful!!

Margaret said...

love the quilt! very touching too~

Margaret
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

Angie Padilla said...

Thank you for sharing this quilt and its story, Billie! So much love in one quilt. That's what it's about, isn't it?

Giles said...

The story behind a quilt has always been an important aspect, and for me (not being able to see very much) it's the main thing and is probably the main factor in what I decide to vote for in a competition! ... the story behind this one is lovely! :)

... I wonder if I wander across to that blog if I can enter a quilt? hmmm, let's go see :)

Shannon said...

How special. love to hear stories about quilts like this. What a great way to celebrate your family.

Quiltingranny said...

Very Awesome. Years ago (over 30), my grandmother crocheted a wool blanket for my youngest son at the time. He passed away at the age of 18 months, I still have the blanket over a chair in the living room...reminds me so much of both of them! What a blessing!

Connie said...

It is a beautiful quilt and the memories that are built into it! Your mother has to be so proud of you!

ANudge said...

I've always loved this quilt since you first put it in your header.

Hilachas said...

What a lovely quilt and what a beautiful history it has. Thanks for choosing thIs quilt to share with us.

Eileen said...

What a precious gift for your mom. It's a lovely quilt. How great to finish what was started years ago. Thanks for sharing nad have a great day

Julie Fukuda said...

Your story ties it all together as much as the stitches do. Thank you for sharing such a special quilt.

Kit Lang said...

Lovely quilt - thanks for sharing!