Monday, January 20, 2014

Quilt Doodle Designs 2013 BOM Blog Hop

Today it's my turn to show off my 2013 BOM Quilt Doodle Designs quilt.  This QA was so much fun.  The fabrics used in this quilt were quite sentimental because they were picked out by my mom.  My mom passed away 1-1-2012.  The main fabrics were from one of my Mom's WIPS back in the 70's.  My grandmother was an awesome quilter; my mom tried.  My mom liked to sew squares together and knot them for quilts.  I saved some of her sewn-together blocks for the back of this quilt.  The other fabrics in this quilt were garage sale finds.  Most of the fabrics are scraps, of course.

It wasn't easy getting a picture of it in the Ohio winter.  Here it is flying on the line after being dropped in the snow.

Then the wind died down a little and I ran around to get a picture of the pieced back.

This is the first quilt that I longarmed different designs in each block.  I was okay for a few of the blocks and ran out of ideas.  Eventually something came to me.  It was a longarm learning experience.

Today is the last day of the 2013 BOM Quilt Doodle Designs Blog Hop.  Make sure you check out the other sites to see this quilt done in other fabrics.  They all look great!  Thanks, Cynthia Staub for so much quilty fun.
I'm also linking up with Elizabeth at Such a Sew and Sew. for the January Finishes Linky Party.
I am also sooooo excited that I have met my January goal for the 2014 A Lovely Year of Finishes!

A Lovely Year of Finishes


  1. Wonderful color and fabric choices - love quilts with a story. And a memory quilt on top of it makes it even more special. Thank you for sharing you lovely quilt with all of us. This one is special.

  2. Beautiful quilt and the story about make it more special.Love your fabrics combo.

  3. That's lovely that you were able to use fabrics picked by your mom. My mom sewed when I was a kid but all I remember her making were elastic waist double knit pants! It was the 70's after all! She died before I started quilting so I never thought to sort through the fabrics for anything useful. Wonderful that you have a quilt with sentimental value!

  4. Your quilt is beautiful! I love that you were able to incorporate your mom's fabric choices and some of her blocks into the quilt. It will be a special memory for many years.

  5. Dear Kathy,
    wow, your quilt looks stunning. I love the brown and cream color range, so totally different from the others! And by the way, the photos of the quilt with the snow look funny too. Beautiful back, your quilt rocks!!! Martina

  6. You did a fantastic job and the memories that it contains makes it all that muc more special.

  7. Beautiful! I love the backing too~

  8. What special memories this quilt holds for you. It's like a hug from your Mom when you are snuggled in it. Great job.

  9. I love the colors in this quilt! How wonderful to have a special remembrance of your mother. Congrats on a beautiful finish and thanks for linking up!

    xo -E