Saturday, October 29, 2011

Sweet Quilts


Look at this adorable mini thimble quilt!!  A fellow blogger and friend sent this to me this past week. I received in the mail a few days after my mom's fall. We both know it was meant to be because it was in the mail before my mom had her accident. I wanted to cry right into it when I saw it, but I didn't. (too cute for that!!) It is so precious and it will remind me of all the support I received from my quilt friends. I do not want to embarrass the sender but I will say she is very generous to many quilting bloggers. Thank you dear friend!!

All of your comments really do touch me. Thank you all so much.

I thought I'd show this wonderful humble quilt from the Aurora quilt show.  The blocks might be all 5hst x5hst but they are all different sizes.  Oops, the second row down, far right is only a 4x5! hahaha The maker did a fantastic job of making it work. Gosh, why do we always have to make everything so darn perfect??


There's nothing symmetrical about these blocks! It is so sweet!!


38 comments:

  1. What an adorable thimble quilt. I just love them.
    And that was so sweet of your friend. Very touching.

    I just love the quilt from the quilt show. Those are some sweet colors in it. Do you know how old it is?

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  2. You deserved this mini quilt, it is very nice. Love the quilting too.

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  3. I hope healing continues at a steady pace for our mother, and I hope you're finding time to relax and catch your breath. The adorable little quilt was meant to be.
    Timing works out in mysterious ways for us quilters. A while back I regularly had drawings at dept. meetings at work, giving quilts to my coworkers. One lady's name was drawn the month her husband passed away, and another lady's brother suffered a tragic accident, and her name was drawn that month. There's just something about quilters and timing and things that were meant to be.
    How sweet of your friend to think of you.
    That humble quilt is charming. Thanks for sharing it.

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  4. What a lovely thimble quilt...and sew well deserved!! Love the quilt form the QS too!! Some things look better with age!!:o)
    P

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  5. It is always fun to received a quilt no matter the size. A very generous person indeed.

    I love the triangle quilt. We worry so much about sewing things just right and yet your quilt shows how things can be made to work even with some quirks to the blocks.

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  6. Hope your mom continues to improve. Loved the reminder about worrying about perfection. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. A very sweet quilt! Love the antique quilt - yes, what is it about that perfection thing??

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  8. Love the little thimbles! It is so happy. :)

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  9. What a sweet and generous friend to send you the thimble quilt. Like the unique way that she did the quilting. Love the "make do" look of your pink quilt. Hope your mother continues to do well.

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  10. The little thimble quilt is wonderful! What a lovely gift. I adore the pink hst quilt! I wouldn't want to have to do the math to make 5,6 and 4 hst blocks work :0) I really like how it is quilted as well. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Lovely little thimble quilt!! Friends are priceless!! I love the Aurora quilt. I am an Aurora Colony history fan!! Might have to make one like this one!! It is awesome! Can I copy the picture for my files? Blessings

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  12. That little quilt is adorable. From a sweet friend to a sweet friend - doesn't get any better than that.

    The humble quilt is fabulous - I love it.

    Sending more healing thoughts to you mom!!!

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  13. I love that little thimble quilt Lori. I really like how it's hand quilted. I hope your mom gets better soon.

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  14. Nothing like a little quilt to stir a quilters soul. Very thoughtful gift from your friend. And just in time too.

    I think it must be all the teachings growing up telling us if you want to do some something do it right. In the Convent there's no place for imperfect stitches!

    But now as time passes I think we become more relaxed ... and will settle for being imperfect humans! :)

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  15. exactly what i always say "darn why does everything have to be perfect!"
    hope mom is healing....

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  16. I love the effect of movement in the quilting on the quilt from the quilt show.

    Quilters make the best friends!

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  17. What a precious little thimble quilt. I just bought a tiny template to make one of those. How thoughtful of your friend to send it at "just the right time."
    I love the humble quilt--just make do and do the best you can with what you have.

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  18. How special is that thimble quilt!! What a treasure to receive when you needed support. The other quilt is wonderful too! I hope your mother is feeling better.

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  19. Adore the irregularity of these old quilts they bring a quirky character of their own!

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  20. Thank you for posting the antique quilt; I love it. They seemed much freer than we are.

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  21. The little thimble is darling...OMG I love that old quilt...I'd love to know what the maker was thinking...so fun! Hope your mom is doing well.

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  22. They are both so beautiful,....
    :o)

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  23. What a precious gift...it surely must have lifted your spirits! Humble, but lovely quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. I love the thimble quilt Lori. I wish accuquilt would make small dies for small quilts. I also enjoyed seeing that lovely pink in the vintage quilt.

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  25. You've touched the life of so many in blogland. It is nice to receive back in not only well wishes for your family but also a little special quilt as a bonus that we are here. Hugs

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  26. It's nice to see the quilts you picked as being drawn to. They seem to be the same era as I picked but different quilts. I love the background pink in this one. Did you notice some of the triangles are whopped off to make the square the right size? And would we dare to do that today?

    I hope your mom continues to heal. Receiving the little quilt sounds like the hug you needed.

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  27. What a sweet gift! Love the triangle quilt, too. There was another version of this in an internet auction, and the wonkier blocks were the ones that made it so memorable.
    Good luck to you. It is hard when our loved ones are hurting.

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  28. I hope your mom continues to improve. The tumbler quilt is adorable and I love the pink/brown HST quilt. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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  29. Half-Square triangle quilts are among my favorites! It seems I spent a couple years making them! Now Medallion Style has struck my fancy!

    Is the Aurora quilt show in the town established by the Bethelites mid 1800's? I have the Aurora colony book....keep it handy to glance through from time to time.....loved Emma Geisy's story....have listened to the audiobook Twice and probably will again!

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  30. That humble quilt is my kinda quilt *s* And the tumbler is just darling. Thinking about you often - hope things continue to improve.

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  31. Charming thimble quilt! So nice to have something cheer you up.
    I never get tired of looking of looking at antique quilts. Thanks for sharing this one.

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  32. Some lovely quilts. Hope your mother is doing ok:-)

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  33. I do wish your mother well and love the freedom in your designs! It is not only the month for Halloween, but breast cancer awareness month!!! Treat yourself or a loved one because you care! I am just stopping by with a reminder to do your self breast exam.
    Here's a fun place to start! Everybody loves boob lube! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9p8pIHy2GRI

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  34. what a sweet little quilt! so cute!! Love the pink hst quilt too.

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  35. I love the little thimble quilt, everybody needs one. The pink beauty is wonderful. I think in this day if we did something free and easy like this quilt, we'd be afraid of being branded a not so great quilter which is a bit sad. Mybe we shouldn't worry so much about what others think but it's not easy.

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  36. great quilt! loved seeing the close ups of the fabrics too, wow wouldnt we love some of those!
    glad you like the little quilt it is living with the right person in mho:)
    continue to think about you and your mom....
    Kathie

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  37. The Thimble quilt is adorable. What a lovely little surprise. I have one all cut out....residing in a baggie.Poor thing, just waiting.
    Love the quilt show quilt. It is fun to look at all the fabrics.

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  38. Lori, I just wanted to tell you I have been praying for you, for strength, and for your mom, for healing. Lovely little quilt...and what a cool old one too!

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