Friday, May 28, 2010

late to the party... my quilt for the festival

Friday, May 28, 2010
better late than never!

so i didn't want to just show you something for the festival that you have already seen...  so i went digging through old quilt photos... till i came upon one with a "story" worth telling.

my mom's teapot quilt
made in 2004-2005



you see my mom loves teapots.
and collects them...
and had been asking for a quilt...

so i went searching on google and found this image
{ i apologize that i don't know the source.. i found the image 5+ years ago }

but it wasn't the right colors for my mom...
and didn't showcase "her" teapots.

so i photographed a bunch of her teapots...
more than 15 of them.


one of the many i've given her...

gotta love the pepper!

my favorite set.
mrs. potts & chip... gotta love it!

and through the magic of photoshop i came up with this plan.

my mom likes batiks...
and when i found this one i knew it was perfect for her...

i also wanted the teapots to "pop"  so i added an extra 2 layers of batting on the back before i did a satin stitch around each teapot...  i then cut away the excess as shown below
then layer.. quilt.. and bind.

this was the 8th quilt i finished.. and i still had a lot to learn!
it isn't flat.. or square...
but my mom loves it.
and it hung in her kitchen for 4+ years 



details



fabric is assorted stash

no pattern.. quilt inspired by image found online



quilted by me



started on 11/27/04



finished on 7/11/05



measures.. ?  i need to check!



quilt for my mom



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30 comments:

mykidsarecooler said...

You just made me cry happy tears! You are the most special daughter & it is an honor to be your Mom!

SewCalGal said...

Ahh. So very cute. Love all the teapots. Great post too!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

Wow - what a creative idea! I bet your Mom loves it!

rebecs said...

what a fun idea! and adorable quilt.

Kelli said...

That is such a great idea! The extra touches of her teapots being in there is really cute!

Anne at Film and Thread said...

That is sweet that your Mom got to have two of her favorite things hanging in her kitchen - her teapots and something from you!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a creative idea! The quilt looks great!

Denise said...

such a fun quilt...and special gift!

BaileyGirl5 said...

Now that's a very thoughtful present! I bet your Mom was just awed by all the design and work you did for her. Aren't quilts made for loved ones the funnest to work on?!

Jeannie said...

That was very creative! and looks great on top of it.

mascanlon said...

Amazing creativity Julie and a very proud Mom...the best!

peggy said...

I too love teapots and have a couple that are very unique...like my wicked witch of the east and the pillsbury dough boy.
I am getting tired though of dusting and keeping them clean!
I have some wall decorations in red that I used to hang in the kitchen that I took down...must be in a clean out mood.....

Good job on the wall hangings..your mom will love them i'm sure!

Peggy in NJ

Micki said...

What a gorgeous teapot quilt and I am sure that your mom loved it!
Micki

zarina said...

What a grand idea. Too bad my mum does not have neat collection of teapots - ours is all chipped or just the plain shape for using.

Tricia said...

So awesome Julie! That's a great story!

Patty said...

Very interesting quilt. I'm sure you mom treasures it.

Cathy said...

Fabulous quilt, i love the process you took to come up with the finished quilt, how lovely for your Mum. Her teapots are great too xo

Dresden Quilter said...

Wow, just when I think you have wowed me so much, you wow me some more! I love teapots and love how you put together the quilt for your mom. Thank you for the reminder of how amazing quilting can be.

AnnieO said...

Very creative from start to finish, and obviously well loved. Thanks for sharing your (mom's) quilt's story :)

Rita E said...

Awesome! Very creative.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

lovely quilt! and extra-special with your own take and design ideas!

Blessings & Aloha!
(I finally have some free time so am trying to get to more amazing Quilt Festival posts!... so happy to see yours. I would love to have you pop over to my place. And if you get a chance, please let me know by leaving a comment on my post. :o)

Monika said...

Very original and it looks fantastic! I too love teapots!
Well done.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Glad you made it to the party! Love the teapot quilt. It's such a sweet and personal gift.

Diane said...

love the quilt and the story!

janet said...

That is a wonderful quilt, and you are a wonderful daughter to your lucky mom!

ktquilts said...

Love it when a quilt is so personal!!!

Blessings,

KT

Eileen said...

what a fun quilt and a great story to go with it--just love this. thanks for sharing. wonderful colors and materials!

Michelle said...

Simply stunning! What a special gift for your mom.

sewpam63 said...

What a special treat for your Mom! How clever of you to photograph her teapots to adapt into applique motifs. : ) VERY special indeed. Thanks for sharing!

Jeannette said...

Your post is as cute and nicely done as that great quilt. I did a one teapot wall hanging for a tea loving friend and it was fun to do. I think your ability to conceive, personalize and plan your visions will take you far.