Monday, January 11, 2010

A Valentine Quilt

I have shared in previous posts what a talented quilter my mom is.  She has made some amazing quilts for me that I will treasure forever.  Most recently she completed a quilt for me that I could hardly wait to share with you all.  It is perfect for the coming Valentine holiday and looks so sweet in my red kitchen.  I placed it on my table and took lots of pictures to show you.  However the lighting in my kitchen is not the best and with another cloudy day on the way I just could not capture all of it's beautiful detail.  A dilemma for sure for this blogging girl.  Then the idea came to me.  I should take the quilt outside where the lighting is much brighter.  With the temperatures reaching a high of 11 degrees today, I grabbed my coat,  my furry boots, and with camera in hand headed outside.  I only hope the neighbors didn't spy me in all this silliness.  I was freezing but I finally captured some pictures for you to see......... 


Can you see the icicles hanging from my neighbors house.  I think I must be crazy :) I took some close up pictures as well so that you could really see just how fun this quilt is. 


The last picture is of the back of the quilt.  I wanted you to see how fun  this fabric is and the whimsical way she quilted it. I also wanted to share with you this simple table decoration that I put together.  It keeps with the theme of my quilt.  


Just fill a vintage ball canning jar with your favorite Valentine candy.
****HINT****buy extra bags to allow for taste testing :)
Top each jar with a  "clay pot" shaped glass votive.  Add a little tea light and there you have it.  I made three and arranged them on top of my vintage milk glass cake stand.   


(Thank you to my wonderful friend, Joyce from Scrap for joy for sharing this "sweet" idea with me)
Stay safe and Warm!!!!!

12 comments:

Joanne Smisko said...

Mimi you bring a little sunshine into an otherwise gray day. I hope your neighbors don't call the looney police on you. Enjoy your quilt; I'm sure it fits right in with your red kitchen. (love the idea for the center piece...I might have to try it.)

Love Mom

Scrap for Joy said...

Your Mama sure does love you! This latest addition is so much fun with the Valentine/Love colors and adorable graphics! I guess your neighbors often say..."There she goes again..taking pictures of the darndest things outside!" Let them talk-it really makes a difference in the colors. I have to get hopping on some Valentine projects myself. Thanks for sharing these Mimi! xoxo

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I had to giggle at what your neighbors might have thought of you outside with your quilt. It is beautiful! Have a great week! Twyla

Celestial Charms said...

Mimi, how talented and loving your Mom is to make such a magical creation. The detail is astonishing. I really liked you Valentine centerpiece you made. Thanks for sharing how to do it. Have a lovely week.
Maureen

~Kim~ said...

I totally understand what you mean about the neighbors...There's a reason why it's best that I live in the country and don't have any! ;-))) Seriously, I'm really enjoying your blog and your creative ideas!! Your quilt is just lovely, and I'm sure the envy of all the neighbors who were peaking out their windows watching you take pictures! ;-))

Shirley said...

Mimi, I love the quilt that your mother made for you. My mother quilted a lot which I have several. They are special and shows how much we are love. Enjoy and thanks for sharing.

Country Dreaming said...

Beautiful quilt--it looks sooo cozy and fun!
She did a great job.

Melinda

Mimi Sue said...

I see where you get your talent from. Beautiful quilt. Great idea with the candy thing. The dollar store has jelly hearts, so cute. Mimi

Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

Oh Mimi!!!!! Your Mom's quilt is absolutely gorgeous!! It actually made me sigh out loud when I first saw it!!!! Thank you so much for sharing the pics with us. Your mom sounds like such a special lady and you are so blessed to have her in your life. :) The other pics are absolutely candy for the eyes!!! What a scrumptious post!!!! :)

~ Wendy
http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Donna said...

Love everything...the quilt is amazing...

I celebrate my 50th on the 13th of February....I plan to go all red for that day and Valentine Day.

Thanks for the idea for my table.

Wishing you the best in 2010,
Donna

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Creative Breathing said...

Mimi, I haven't even begun to craft for Valentine's day, and you have already given me so many ideas! Inspiration Station for sure! What a beautiful quilt your mother has made for you. I AM going to begin a quilt this month with block one to come BEFORE the end of the month. (I have said this for a year now!)I think this was just the push I needed! A lovely week to you! Elizabeth

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