Thursday, August 6, 2015

Throwback Thursday

Are you ready for another blast from the past?  Before sharing my throwback quilt today I'd like to invite you to share your own over at Krista Quilts.  It's a brand new linky party and we're having fun sharing the quilts at the beginning of our quilting journeys.

My quilt this week isn't the one I wanted to share.  It just happened to be the first older quilt picture I came across while searching my old picture files.  Mom started this quilt when I was pregnant with my daughter back in 1987.  Well like mother like daughter, it became a UFO for 20 plus years.  This is what it looked like when she gave it to me to finish for my first grandchild.  All I can say is UGGGGGLY!  It needed a bit more character.  At the time I had a full time job that left little time for quilting, so it was laid aside and forgotten.

A few years later while rummaging through the ever growing UFO pile I ran across the hand embroidered blocks that I had removed, washed and pressed.  It was time for a shopping trip!  I took the blocks with me to the LQS and found that the colors mom used in the hand embroidery matched very well with 30's reproductions.

Luckily I was able to find a muslin that matched perfectly with the fabric she had used over 20 years ago.  The quilt pattern was a freebie called Hugs and Kisses.  Moms embroidered blocks had to be squared up and enlarged using the muslin.

I didn't have a frame quilter at the time so I did some straight line stitching to secure the blocks for quilting with my embroidery machine.

Instead of giving this quilt to one of my grandchildren I gave it back to mom on her birthday in 2011.  The label reads

Embroidered 1987
by L.F. Mason
Pieced and quilted 2011 
by L.A. Brummett

It's not very often that my grumpy ole momma gets teary eyed but this put a lump in the grumpy Gerties throat.  Not the reaction that was expected...but better.  

~ Lea Anne ~
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  1. That's a lovely quilt, and what a beautiful gift for you mother. Thanks for linking up at Throwback Thursday.

  2. That looks fabulous and I know your mom must have loved getting it back. The Irish Chains have always been some of my favorite quilts.

  3. I like the quilt very much. You did an awesome job! I love hand embroidery (which I do while watching TV) and, coincidentally, I am now working a a Hugs and Kisses quilt using a 1930's FQ bundle that was gifted to me. Thanks for all the pretties. =)

  4. The embroidered blocks are so wonderful, and your setting for them with the 30's fabrics is perfect.That quilt is such a treasure!

  5. Such a great gift for your Mom. The 30's print really work well with the embroidered blocks.

  6. What a beautiful re-do! I'm sure your mom loves it!

  7. Love the quilt and all the emotions behind it. Great job!

  8. Your mom's embroidery is adorable, and your quilt is the perfect setting for the blocks. What a great combination, one I 'm sure will be treasured for many years to come. You're a wonderful daughter!

  9. You hit this one right out of the bal park!! Awesome job!

  10. What a beautiful quilt you turned those embroideries into and I loved the story that went with it. I'm not surprised your mum was all teary eyed

  11. Such a wonderful way to use those blocks. A beautiful story to go with a beautiful quilt.

  12. what a lovely quilt and love how Mum got i back

  13. I love your quilt, what a great idea to give it back to her!


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