Thursday, April 9, 2009


I visited my mother and dad this past week and came home with pics of what we had done.. some of what we had done...LOL

Mother made the most gorgeous butterfly quilt...all the fabrics were from my stash...amazing what someone else can do with your fabrics!! This is Mom's first quilt on her own that is hers to keep she has made quilts for her organizations but this is her own. She picked her fabrics to make the butterflies and then appliqued them herself. Mom also bought the embroiderie floss at an auction for a little change.

The quilt is a king size and without further ado I would love for you to see that any beginner can create the most gorgeous masterpiece...did I say that I love this quilt??!!!
click on the picks and you will get a closer look

Now the purpose was to have these 3 quilt tops that she has completed, to put the boarders on and then to mark and baste to the backing and batting. Well, good intentions we were able to baste one of the quilts after working hard the night before to get the boarders on... while mom was busy putting the design she wanted on the quilts

We bought widebacks of course but you know what? they were only wide enough for one of the quilts and just!! we thought we had a good sized queen wide back but they were to small... so there was some disappointment... but we are ready when we get the right size. So lesson learned measure your top before you buy.. we said queen and I guess queens can start at 96" hers are bigger than that!!

this quilt below is the one she did as a BOM through a store in Leamington.. I am sorry I can't remember the name of it if mom tells me I will edit.. but she did all the log cabins all by herself after the blocks were done... she is going to hand quilt this so that she will have lots of practice for her butterfly one. This is the one I was able to baste...see we had 2 tables going at once we were lucky the Masonic Hall let us use their facilities.. it was perfect!!

I also had to throw in a pic of the princess "Ruby" this is one of Mom's kitties I have the mother this was her first kitten. Poor Ruby had to get some teeth pulled and now she is the ruler of the household of 4 kittens (cats but will always be kittens to me) They were all ferral outdoor cats and for the first time have all come out when I was there and let me pet them.. but could not get pics of them all.. as you can see Ruby poses..
Then for my Bear friends.. we are happy to say that we have saved these bears from the darkness of green garbage bags. My Aunt B had stored them when my Gram had passed and she has now relenquished them to my mother. My Aunt G in Florida makes bears and the big Purple one is from a wrap that my Great Aunt used to wear. The beige beauty is one of my fav's as you can see they are all very happy. The rocking chair was also in my Gram's house and mom was very happy to receive this as well... so the bears feel right at home.. they all have adoption papers but I neglected to read who they were and what their whole history is.. later.
We got so much done when I was down there that it took me about 3 days to recover once I got home.. a 4hour drive took 7 due to a little rain fall...but that was okay good music was playing and I had a new (almost new) van to listen to it.. I was the recipient of mom and dad's Dodge van 2001 cause they bought a new 2009 Dodge Van...and then Dad ended up taken my 1999 Dodge van (they thought they could manage with one vehicle.. but with the nice weather it is more difficult) so here is dad.. I love this pic of him..

So as you can see it has been busy and I have been keeping up with your wonderful posts the last 3 days.. many to catch up on..everyone is very very busy I see trying to squeeze in that last stitch before the weather is nice enough that being inside is no excuse.

I am still working on my mini's for the Auction on May 13th. The Anvil quilt is quilted I am just putting on the binding for that one.. was going to be prairie points but I goofed on the cutting.

Well mom has just walked in the door they are down for Easter.. happy Easter to you all..


  1. I am so glad that you visited my blog and that I found yours. I love your mom's quilt, and the teddy bears are wonderful! I am now an official follower of your blog. It is wonderful!
    In Ireland

  2. I love the butterflies and the prairie points. I'm a huge fan of the points, think it just finishes off a quilt magnificently. Your Mom has to be proud of her first quilt.

  3. Oh..... lovely quilts! Thanks for sharing! Cheers!

  4. I just love that butterfly quilt! I have never done prairie points but now I must.

  5. Deb, the butterfly quilt is fantastic! I love the prairie points!
    Hope you have a good Easter.

  6. You Mum did a fantastic job on her quilt and I love the batik border with the prairie points.

    I have a soft spot for bears - I have quite a collection and those ones are just precious.

    Happy Easter.

  7. All the quilts are wonderful, but I just love the butterflies!

  8. Gorgeous quilts ... you must be so proud of your Mom! Sweet bears to cuddle.

  9. The butterfly quilt is fabulous. Your mom did an amazing job on it.

    Have a great weekend,

  10. Oh, I am so glad that I found your blog! I love the butterfly quilt! Amazing what can be done with scraps! I love the other quilts too. What are widebacks? Are they something I should know about? Great photos. Sounds like you had a terrific weekend!

  11. Hi Debra,
    Your mom's butterfly quilt is absolutely gorgeous- it looks like a beautiful summer day in a garden.
    You have made some lovely pieces - I went back in your blog to look and loved your one block wonder..
    Thanks for sharing your terrific pieces.
    Regards from a Western Canadian quilter,

  12. How clever of your Mum - and lovely points, it finishes the edge perfectly.
    Spray basting is wonderful for getting it all together quickly, btw...
    Jas in Oz

  13. Love the butterflies.


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