Saturday, 29 March 2014

Vintage Nine Patch Memory Quilt


My Cherished Mother passed away last year just as I was about to make this vintage wallhanging. The flowers and leaves are from her wool blazers and vests that I felted and dyed. The buttons are hers too. The 9 patch blocks were put together a new way that worked up quickly. My friend Janet from Olde Crow Primitives and I were sharing the dark fabrics, but more often than not they were the same as we both love the reproduction, cival war fabrics. I worked on it off and on over the year. It was comforting. Because it was vintage, I hand quilted it in tiny stitches. I just LoVe how it finished up and I know Mom would too as she knew I was going to be making it.  
In the wooden bowl are some of my primitive finds from an awesome Primitive show, "Spring Plantings" I went to last week in Holly Michigan with my friend Janet. We had a wonderful time.
Memories are for sharing.
Have a great week-end.
Hugs,  Marg

20 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous! Love this quilt!

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  2. Beautiful quilt. I also love reproduction Civil war fabrics.

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  3. I think it turned out just lovely Marg......funny how we have the same taste in fabrics and colors etc.........Kindred Spirits :)
    Have a wonderful day.
    Blessings,
    Janet

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  4. Just visited here from MGCC's post today and am falling in love with your quilts. I'm a newbie quilter, have always loved primitive art and quilts and your blog is inspiring me to follow and learn! Your memory quilt is just beautiful!

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    1. Thank You for all your lovely comments ladies.They are so appreciated.
      Blessings,
      Marg

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  5. Hi, Marg, that is a beautiful memory of your Mother. I made my son a memory quilt out of his father's shirts, just a simple and durable nine patch. I hear that you saw my friend Lauren and the Holly Hills show, she said she met Marg the quilt lady from Canada!
    Melinda

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  6. Evening Marg, I love it, how special with your Mom's memories. My Sister made me a runner out of my Father's shirts after he passed, I treasure it.....wonderful prims, I sure would love to go to that show, Hugs Francine.

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  7. A beautiful quilt and a beautiful remembrance of your Mom.

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  8. Oh Marg, this is just beautiful. How happy (as well as sad) it must make you feel to see it. I didn't know your Mother of course, but as a Mother, I bet she would be Oh so proud of this, and you. It made me teary eyed.

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  9. Marg,
    What a beautiful quilt made of wonderful memories.
    {{Sending hugs}}
    Lauren

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  10. Thank You All so very much for the heart warming comments. They really mean so much to me:) It is truly a "Treasure of Beautiful Memories" I will always hold it dear and the quilt will be a Cherished Family Heirloom. Mom was so proud of all my quilts. I got my start watching her and my Grandmother sewing and quilting. I still have to make a label for it.
    Hugs to all.
    Marg

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  11. What a beautiful quilt and remembrance of your mom! I am sure that each time you see it that it brings back a beautiful memory of her.Momma made me a quilt of Daddy's shirts after he passed and I treasure it.Whenever I feel sad or I am having a bad day I can wrap up in it and it is like a hug from him.Thanks for sharing your quilt.Be blessed,Jen

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  12. I love that you used your Mom's wool vests and jackets.
    This quilt is a treasure ;)
    Rose

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  13. What a wonderful memory quilt..I'm sure your mom is smiling. So glad I got to meet you! Janice

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  14. I was just trolling through Google images of 9-patch quilts and your beautiful piece came up.It is so special to read about your mom and see what you made. Thank you for sharing.

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  15. This quilt is so pretty! I love it!

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  16. This is absolutely beautiful, and how meaningful and special to use pieces of your mother's vests and blazers. The buttons are precious. I found you through your comment on Aiken House and Garden. I so very much enjoyed seeing this post. Your work is exquisite. ~ Nancy

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  17. This is almost unbearably beautiful and so very personal. Truly a family heirloom.

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  18. Your quilt is stunning and has such a beautiful story to tell. Thank you for sharing this treasure with us.

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  19. What a sweet remembrance of your mother.

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