Mum’s Quilt

If I know my Mum she won’t be too happy about me showing this to you- she’s a bit shy!

But, this won’t be the first (or last) time I’ve been in trouble, so never mind…

Mum Quilt

Mum Quilt

It’s really fresh and pretty isn’t it?

Mum if anything, is even worse than me at relaxing. We just cannot do nothing!

So she makes quilts at quite a rate, and has long run out of beds to put them on.

When Mum said that this quilt was just ‘cluttering up’ the house and I could have it I leapt at the chance!

It has been made entirely from scraps and calico (muslin) and is hand appliqued and quilted. In the centre of every flower is a button, a painstakingly, lovingly hand sewn button.

Can you resist running your hands through cool, smooth buttons and watching them slip gently, in a blur of colours into an old biscuit tin?

Neither can I.


17 Responses to “Mum’s Quilt”

  1. driftwood Says:
    October 21st, 2007 at 5:49 pm

    it’s lovely, not suprised you leapt at the chance to have it. buttons in biscuit tins remind me of my gran.

  2. Jenna Says:
    October 21st, 2007 at 10:07 pm

    What a worry to have such “clutter”. What a great daughter you are to help her out. It really is beautiful.

  3. Betsy Says:
    October 21st, 2007 at 10:36 pm

    That is so, soo beautiful! I love it!

  4. Bev Says:
    October 22nd, 2007 at 8:56 am

    Oh your mum is so clever! This is lovely, don’t tell me about buttons, ooooh I love them! x

  5. jude Says:
    October 22nd, 2007 at 1:56 pm

    so simple and nice

  6. julie Says:
    October 22nd, 2007 at 7:41 pm

    What a gorgeous quilt and so lovely that it is staying in your family.

  7. Nikki Says:
    October 23rd, 2007 at 7:48 am

    What a beautiful quilt! You have a very clever mother… no wonder you make such wonderful things!

  8. Lindy Says:
    October 23rd, 2007 at 8:41 am

    such a lovely quilt, you’re ao very lucky.

  9. melissa Says:
    October 23rd, 2007 at 10:32 am

    oh, wow. so, where’s your mum’s blog then?!
    that is such a beautiful quilt. i love the fresh, cheerful colours.

  10. Kate Says:
    October 23rd, 2007 at 10:43 pm

    How lucky – it is gorgeous!

  11. marné Says:
    October 25th, 2007 at 2:06 am

    i love this so much! If your mother needs to get rid of some more clutter, I would be glad to take it off her hands.

  12. monica Says:
    October 25th, 2007 at 8:28 pm

    I love it! That yellow is just perfect!!!

  13. margie Says:
    October 28th, 2007 at 6:21 am

    what a beautiful quilt but i think that has already been said… was trying to think up something original but…. what a beautiful quilt was it… and a big sigh…. happy days margie

  14. Thimbleanna Says:
    November 7th, 2007 at 3:17 pm

    Wow, you lucky girl! This quilt is beautiful — I love everything about it!

  15. Finished Says:
    February 26th, 2008 at 4:40 pm

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  16. Coast and cow parsley Says:
    May 23rd, 2008 at 9:43 am

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  17. Henry’s Dinosaur Says:
    December 21st, 2008 at 7:58 pm

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