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Friday, March 9, 2012

Mom and Dad's Quilts - Part 1

My birthday celebration moved last week from Charlotte, NC to High Point, NC where my sister and I spent 3 wonderful days with my Mom and Dad. I decided to take some pictures of the quilts I've made for them over the years. Here's Part 1.
My Mom collected all different kinds of moose for a while and this is a little wallhanging I made for them. She keeps it up during the winter.
This was the center of a larger quilt I saw in a magazine. I knew it would be perfect for a wallhanging. I love how it looks on their brick wall.
Next are some pictures of their 50th Anniversary quilt. I've posted pictures before, they brought it to their 60th anniversary celebration for family members to see and to do a new label for the back.
This quilt was very personalized for them. Most of the blocks had a special meaning to them.
The angels were keeping watch over their 3 children.
They love flowers and have many bird houses in their back yard.
They live in North Carolina - hence the Carolina Lily block. The birds represent my dad and his sister, the 3 flowers represent my mom (twins) and her sister.
The goats are for my dad, more flowers for my mom and the sunflower block was the signature block.
The back art combined one of the blocks (enlarged) and some left over flying geese units.
I'll be back with part two soon. I'm still in NC enjoying my time away from my "real" life. I did however, have to spend about two hours yesterday job hunting in order to claim my unemployment. So far, no one is jumping up and down about hiring me - imagine that LOL!!
Until next time,
Karen

2 comments:

Ulla's Quilt World said...

The quilts are so lovely! :)
www.quiltworld2.blogspot.com
Hugs, Ulla (from Finland)

AnnieO said...

Love the Anniversary Quilt--what a lovely grouping of meaningful blocks. A true work of love :) Hope the unemployment rate at your house goes to zero soon!