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Monday, August 12, 2019

A Quilt To Remember Mama



I started working on a quilt last week
in remembrance of my Mama.


I'm making it as a 
"Quilt As  You Go"


Adding old photos


and family history.


I would not want her life to be forgotten.

I love you, Mama.

~~~💙💚💗💛💜~~~
 
Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

36 comments:

  1. Connie, I wish we were neighbors. I would love to watch you make that quilt. My aunt was a fine quilter and I wish I had one of her quilts. I do not know what her children did with them. Oh course you want your sweet mother remembered. I keep telling my daughters and grandkids....we all want to be loved and remembered.
    Steve and you are in my thoughts and prayers. Blessings, xoxo,love, Susie

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    1. Susie I think it would be delightful and up lifting to spend some time with you working on a project like this. I am sure that we could each build one another up in our love and faith in the Lord as we worked together.

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  2. What a precious and beautiful project!

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  3. Connie, that is such an amazing idea. You will have a true heirloom there.

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    1. Thank you . . . I hope it helps her great-grandchild and those after to know a little bit about her. She was a strong women and lived an interesting life.

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  4. Connie, that is an incredible way to honor your Mama's memory. I love how you are quilting as you go and also writing personal memories on the blocks. This will be an absolute work of art to be passed down through the generations. You are so talented.
    Dennis and I are continuing in prayer for you and your husband.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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    1. Thank you so much for your prayers, they are a precious gift indeed.
      I have been wanting to start this quilt for my mama for years, but never knew how to get started, so I decided to just jump in, now I'm going to slow down and follow this direction, but take my time and make my blocks as meaningful as possible. I want this to be sometime that will help her grand-grandchildren know more about this dear lady.

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  5. Such a lovely idea, to make a quilt to honour your mother. I'm sure you will enjoy planning and stitching every block.

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    1. This is just the start, know I want to slow down and give more thought to each block.

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  6. Hi Connie what a lovely way to keep memories,yes our mums are very special i lost mine last year and i think of her every day,sending big hugs and i love what you have done so far xx

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    1. Thank you so much. I'm sorry about your mother; I know that when the memories are so fresh they are harder to think about . . . it's good though, that are heart become so attached through love.

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  7. What a beautiful quilt and way to remember you mother.

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  8. Making a quilt to remember your mother is a wonderful idea. I love the squares you've finished.

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    1. Thank you so much . . . now I'm going to slow down and try to put more meaning into each block. It has been a project that i've been thinking about for a few years, but just didn't know how to get started.

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  9. what a lovely idea to keep your sweet mama's rememberance. It is bittersweet though, in thinking of my own. I miss her, she's been gone a long time, and never really got to see what I'd been like all grown up with 2 of my own. Lovely work, and think about the generations which will be glad you put something into this for them to see. A generational heirloom.

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    1. That's exactly what I am hoping . . . that it will keep a little bit of her alive in the hearts of those that follow through the years. I know that I would love to know more about the women in our family that came before me.

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  10. Oh Connie - this is wonderful. A real treasure for sure.

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  11. What a precious idea. I wish I could figure out the Quilt as you go method. It makes no sense to my over-thinking head! LoL

    Grace & Peace,
    Pam

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  12. What a wonderful idea for a quilt. Not only a work of love but a family treasure to be enjoyed for years to come

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  13. That is so nice! I am glad to see you back working on quilts. I have never tried to put a picture on material. And when I look at the quilt as you go directions I think it is more work and I don't even try. Not a good excuse! I hope things are going well for you and Steve now. Nancy

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  14. Connie, it is going to be beautiful! We made one for my inlaws years ago. My sister in law did all the work. We just each made a block and used photos as well. It really is a gorgeous quilt.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  15. What a sweet remembrance quilt of your mom. Your family will always treasure it as will you.

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  16. It is beautiful. My cousin did one for Her Sister-in-law.

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  17. What a wonderful tribute to your mom.... I've always wanted to do that for my mom and dad... and also one with pictures of my son who passed away 10 years ago. It was somehow too hard to get those photos out of my son for a quilt, but I think I could one of my parents who both passed 18 years ago. I've often thought of doing a wallhanging with pictures of them. I think your quilt will be just beautiful, and I"m sure it's wonderful therapy to be working on it right now. Hugs and prayers... Marilyn

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    1. Marilyn I know what you mean about your son. Some memories run deep and every thought stirs the heart to tears. My mama lived one day short of 100 years and had a very full life. There is a much difference feeling with her, she was ready, her poor old body did her well, but it was worn out and ready for rest. She will be remembered fondly :)

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  18. Such a beautiful quilt honouring your mother with all those glorious photos. Love all those photos, especially the one in Arizona. I feel I am looking at a snapshot from an old western movie.

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    1. My mama was quite the cowgirl or at least horsewomen. Most of that was before my time, but I've heard lots of stories :) Automobiles were a new thing when she was a girl, so horses were everywhere and my grandfather was a blacksmith. She was raised on a farm with a blacksmith shop and community store as well as having 10 brothers and sisters. She learned early how to do many chores and the knowledge that she brought with her into her marriage with dad was very helpful in so many ways. Then after marring my dad they did a lot of traveling and living in places like Texas, New Mexico and Arizona, that is were her love of cowgirl and cowboy came to be :)

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  19. What an original and beautiful way to remember your mum - I think it's a wonderful idea! Thanks for your visit to my blog too xx
    Hugs LLJ 10 xxx

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    1. Thank you and I might say that I enjoyed my visit, your blog is very nice.

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  20. Beautifully done, Connie.
    I am amazed at your talents!

    ~K.

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  21. Oh such a precious way to remember her by, and so future generations will remember her also, I love this idea and how you write what the pictures are, there are so many I have that I have no idea where taken or who all is in the photo.

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  22. Connie
    Such a sweet tribute, beautifully done!
    xo Lisa S

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  23. This is so wonderful, Connie! God bless your mama in heaven, and God bless you for keeping her in these memories. ♥

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