Friday, December 10, 2010

KEEPING WARM!!

I don't know if any of you remember this quilt?

My mother hand pieced and hand quilted this for me. She showed it to me a few years ago but I left it with her while in Amerika Samoa.

When I recently visited my mother, I hugged her and went straight for this quilt. Had to hug her first but I was a woman on a mission.....

When those chills hit...this quilt becomes my best friend.



One problem tho....there is a mystery pin in this quilt somewhere and every once in a while it rears it's ugly head and gives me a quick jolt....

OUCH!!!!

22 comments:

BubzRugz said...

It is a lovely quilt.... beautiful soft colours.... pity about that pin.... ouch..... I guess we all have our sharp sides?????
Hugz

Mystica said...

So nice and that sashing color brings it all together whilst keeping the squares separate! you know what I mean don't you?

Robin Quilts, etc. said...

What a wonderful quilt.

Many years ago, my granddaughter had a friend go on a vacation with us and she brought along a quilt that her grandmother had made for her probably 12 years earlier. All of a sudden she got a nasty scratch. After a close examination of the quilt, I found a pin that had been left inside all those years earlier. I managed to get it out through a seam. It was very old and very rusty after all that time.

My guess is she's still using that quilt that she loved so much.

Crispy said...

The quilt is beautiful!!! You will need it since your blood has been thinned by living in the tropics. Maybe the first time you use it, pull it into your lap one inch at a time until you find that darn pin!!

Crispy

Kaye said...

it is indeed a treasure, Mom did a great job. I see where you got your talent. How many blocks are in the quilt?
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Cyndi said...

What a beautiful quilt! And how fortunate you are to have such a talented mom! Guess it's a bit difficult getting used to the cold weather again, huh?! Watch out for that pin!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Cheryl Willis said...

rub a magnet over it and 'find' the pin. then you can work it out. I have a couple of older quilts with the head of the pin left in but the metal part removed. I think I would rather have a small hole then a spot of blood. cw

Sarcastic Quilter said...

I would think that this would be worth a few pin pricks when the weather turns like this and you aren't used to it! lol

SewCalGal said...

Beautiful quilt. I'm happy to hear it is back with you. But watch out for that pin!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

JustCindy said...

The quilt is beautiful! Hope the pin will let you snuggle in your beautiful quilt.

Gene Black said...

nothing warms the heart like a quilt.

Yvette said...

What a great quilt! LOL on the mystery pin. I hope you find it before it gets you again.

AnnieO said...

Pretty! And it looks very cozy and warm. Sorry you gotta stand a jab or two to enjoy it :)

Inch Worm Fabrics said...

Whoops, I had a pin in a quilt once. I finally got the head broke off and got the sharp part out. Good luck.

Deanna said...

Much like a mother's love--warm and soft, but with a prick from time to time to keep you on the straight and narrow.

wackywoman said...

What a lovely quilt. Enjoy.

hetty said...

Beautiful! Hope you find the pin and can get it out.

Needled Mom said...

I hope you gave her another hug after you received it. Glad she held onto it while you were gone as it will definitely come in handy in VA.

Bridget B said...

Nice quilt- keep warm

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Barb, what a beautiful quilt..and welcome to the mainland..glad you are on terra firma..your new home looks lovely!

thank you for stopping by and saying hi..always appreciated..
have a wonderful weekend..

Barb

Michelle May said...

Oh wow is that ever gorgeous!
xx, shell

Vivian said...

Thanks for showing your new home. Hopefully you'll be so busy that the 30th will show up sooner than you expect.

I think Cheryl's suggestion about using a magnet is a logical plan for finding that pin in the beautiful quilt. Good luck finding and removing it.