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A Mother’s Day Quilt

quiltI certainly know how to make my mom cry!  This Mother’s Day I gave my mom the quilt I had Megan from A Crafty Handful finish from some of my grandmother’s quilt squares.  Even when I met Megan at Starbucks to pick up the finished quilt I got chills and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t tear up a bit.  She did an AMAZING job on the quilt and surpassed my expectations.

When I gave the quilt to her, this is what she focused on:

labelI’m almost hesitant to show the video of her opening her Mother’s Day gift because I honestly hate the way I sound on camera.  Yes, I know I have a crazy southern accent and I still haven’t embraced it at the age of 31.  I’ll confess I was hoping my voice wouldn’t be heard in the video, but it was.  I apologize.  Since it was such a special/ thoughtful gift I’ve decided to show y’all the video (the condensed version).

Here are some more pictures I took of the big day:

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I managed to capture her reaction when I told her the quilt was made from Nanny’s squares.
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Here comes the waterworks!
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Mom is still crying + holding onto her quilt
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Mom (no more tears & all smiles) with her beautiful quilt!
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Watch out Anthropologie… y’all have some competition!

xoxo

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Trimming the Edges

Looks like the quilt I’m having worked on for my mom is coming along!

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Megan has been doing an outstanding job preserving my grandmother’s squares for the quilt she is putting together.  Not much has to be done with the squares itself, except for tidying up the edges.  Out of all the quilts my grandmother has made,  this one will have a white rectangle in each square with a different pattern outlining each rectangle.  Most of her other squares usually contain 4-5 different patterns, so this one will be very unique (not to mention the patterns are vintage, which I LOVE).  I wouldn’t be surprised if I try to take it from my mom after I give it to her!

 

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Pieces From the Past

So I was going through my old closet at my parent’s house and discovered a random bag of fabric.  Upon further investigating, I found several quilt squares my grandmother had made.  Immediately I knew I had to find someone to finish her quilt, if I didn’t then all the squares she had made would continue to just sit in the bag.  If I knew anything about sewing I would attempt to do it myself, but knowing me I’d sew my arm to the table with the sewing machine.  I should look into a sewing class.

Note to self: learn to sew and quilt.

I don’t know about y’all, but it was hard finding a local quilter that met within my budget. Thankfully one of my good friends has a sorority sister who does quilting and after looking at her work I knew she’d be perfect for the job!

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Quilt squares my grandmother made + now I’m planning to surprise my mom with a complete quilt!

I love how vintage the fabric is and I want to say my grandmother started working on making the squares in the late 80’s or 90’s.  This is one project I’m super excited about and Megan (the quilter) will be sending me pictures along the way which I’ll post.  If y’all are looking for someone local in the Raleigh area to make a quilt using existing squares or even a custom quilt you need to contact Megan at A Crafty Handful.