swimming in a deep sea of blankets

hey guys, how are you doing tonight? i hope if you’re here you’re enjoying a minute of downtime!

i’ve been jamming as much as possible into my days and as usual blogging is last on the list. well something special got me here today. it was fresh inspiration from my very own mom.

my mom and i have a mutual love for quilts. slightly different versions, i revere them them, she creates them. and today she sent the quilt of my dreams! it was a year in the making but as she says, it has to be done stitch by stitch. it’s white on both sides and shows the intricate hand stitching, the cotton is soft and the flowers are puffy. and just what i always wanted!  thank you mom, i’ll have this forever!

well i better get to tuning out. it”s past midnight and i’m apartment hunting in morning…et maintenant,  beaux rêves to you!

May 1, 2012. Life.

28 Comments

  1. Gail M Caldwell replied:

    Just beautiful you are so lucky to have a mom that quilts. I have made a few they are a lot of work as I do mine all by hand to.
    Thanks for sharing and now you have a family heirloom how special
    Hugs sassy Gail

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  2. Nikon replied:

    They look beautiful. You’re very lucky!
    Have a great night….

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  3. Rosemary replied:

    Your mom is a true artist. Both my grandmother, and mother quilted. So, this post really spoke to me. It’s a beautiful gift.

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  4. Jullie Joy Dodds replied:

    omg what a mum that is to die for,I adore it its an heirloom for sure,If she wants to adopt a daughter down under here i am.
    PS i think it needs a whole new room decorated around it,
    PPS and i can have your old room hehe

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  5. Donna replied:

    Stunning!!! How lucky you are, and what a wonderful mother you have!

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  6. curiousclare replied:

    Your Mum’s amaaazing! How wonderful!

    ~ Clare x

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  7. Jean replied:

    Wow! That’s incredible. I never even saw that one in the works. No coffee in bed!

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  8. Shelly Gregory replied:

    What a beautiful gesture! So much work goes into the making of a perfect quilt, and yours has love in every stitch! To have a quilt that your own mother made is definitely priceless, and to have it made in ALL WHITE is beyond words!!!

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  9. vintagerevivalnz replied:

    Its beautiful. Your Mum is very clever. Its so precious to have beautiful treasures from our Mums. Rare talents that may not exist in a few generations.

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  10. whatwereuthinking replied:

    Well thats a great mom….and an exquisite quilt.
    My mom went to paris and all i got was a tee shirt LOL

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  11. Style Maniac replied:

    What an incredible gift. How could you not sleep well with all that love wrapped around you?

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  12. Sara replied:

    How absolutely marvelous! I love it!

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  13. The Paris Apartment replied:

    hi all! i just woke up from under it and had the best sleep ever!!!!!

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  14. Peggy Braswell replied:

    How Fabulous is your mom! I have some from my Grandmother(the quilt maker in the family)+ I so treasure them. Yours is beautiful. How is the apt. hunting going? Thinking of you xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

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  15. andrea smolensky replied:

    Just beautiful! My Mother and her sisters always quilted and this is truly a wonderful gift to you.

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  16. Heidi replied:

    I wish I could apt. hunt over there…..love your gift what a lovely Mom you have…..have fun hunting!

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  17. Teresa@ Splendid Sass replied:

    Claudia-
    The quilt is amazing! Lucky you!
    Happy Tuesday.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  18. vintageandart. replied:

    What a wonderful keepsake and the embroidered dedication makes it even more special…a modern heirloom for sure.

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  19. Rebecca Grace replied:

    This is beautiful, Claudia! Your mom did all the quilting by hand? If you get a chance, please post a close up shot where we can see the stitches better. I love hand quilting but it took me an eternity to do a little lap quilt. I’m in awe of the labor of love that went into a quilt this size, one stitch at a time.

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    • The Paris Apartment replied:

      YES! she recently got a quilting machine and i asked for a final hand done one before she went techno. got in just under the wire! i’ll send you a photo of the closeup.

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  20. Carla J Bryant (@cjbryant) replied:

    Simply stunning. I have quilts made by my great grandmother, grandmother and mother and I will treasure them always. There are few gifts as precious as one lovingly stitched by hand.

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  21. Trish replied:

    Wow, Claudia! That is SO beautiful…how incredible your Mom is!! Thanks for sharing it! Trish

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  22. Avril replied:

    I’m sure I was adopted and your mum is my real mum, she wouldn’t want to give one without the other – I can wait a year.
    It is beautiful

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  23. Paris Rendez-vous replied:

    Wow..it’s gorgeous Claudia….you are obviously a lovely daughter and your Mum wonderful!

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  24. Carla Coulson replied:

    Claudia, this is heaven and how fabulous that you will have this forever to remind you of your gorgeous Mum……..so talented!
    Carla x

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