Monday, February 20, 2012

~*An Early Birthday Gift*~

Hello Friends! This is a very early birthday gift. My birthday isn't until May... but my Momma made this STUNNING crazy quilt JUST FOR ME... and she couldn't wait until then to give it to me. To be honest, I knew she was making me one ~ I hadn't seen it yet ~ and I was really wanting to get it early! So... I'm tickled BEYOND BELIEF to have this. My Mom worked many hours... put so much heart & thought into every little detail... it brought tears to my eyes when she gave it to me!

The pictures don't do it justice... it was so difficult to take them. Today is gloomy & rainy here... and besides not getting enough light, I couldn't get far enough away to show the entire quilt nicely.

Here is the full quilt...
It measures about 52 by 43 inches... made of wool, velvet, and silk... with so many beautiful stitches! I'm just flabbergasted by it ALL!

Here are some details...
antique glass buttons...
primitivebettys...
the spinning wheel she gave me for my birthday last year...


there is needle felting behind these flowers...

some special life moments...




I can't say enough good about this quilt. I'm touched and love my Mom so very much!

She gave me some extra wool to sew a sleeve on the back. I have plans to hang it in our living room on a curtain rod... but feel I should lock it away safely somewhere because I want to be able to pass this down to my son & grand-kids someday.

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In the next couple of day... I will have a new pattern release. The TNNA Market is this weekend. I had hoped to have more than just one patterns, but work took too much of my crafty time. My big news? Well, I am no longer waiting tables. I decided it would be much better for my family, primitivebettys, and me to devote more time at home... and crafting. The decision has already made a big difference! I have another model for another new pattern release almost finished... and another new chart ready to stitch... and that has just been what I've done today!

Wishing you warm smiles...

Betty

52 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh!!!!!!!! It is stunning!!!!!! Lucky you Betty!

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  2. OMGosh, this quilt is simply stunning. Talk about eye candy. The workmanship is unbelievable. You are one lucky lady.. and congrat's being able to stay home and craft.

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  3. Amazing piece. It shows the greatness of the love of your mother. Priceless.

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  4. Wow! This is amazing:) What a treasure this is, so much talent!!Thanks for sharing it!!

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  5. Ohhhhhhh Betty.....what a beautiful quilt your Mom made for you. It is so gorgeous and she put so much love into it. Aren't Moms special!!!!! I have a lap quilt my Mom made for me along with many other precious handmade gifts that I too will treasure always. They make my mom feel close to me. I can see why your Mom couldn't wait to give it to you....she did such a beautiful job. Happy Early May Birthday my friend. Hugs, Lynn

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  6. Betty,
    What a gorgeous quilt from your mom! All the little details are so precious. She did a phenomenal job on it. I say don't store it away. Hang it and enjoy it like your mom intends and you can still pass it down. Hugs, Lori

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  7. Hi Betty! What an enormously talented, generous, loving mother you have! That is such a special quilt.... I am in awe of the workmanship. I'm sure you will treasure it forever, and that your grandchildren's grandchildren will, as well!!

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  8. Betty your crazy quilt is fantastic!!!! Can I get your mother to make me one too....LOL. :0). I can't wait to see your new patterns too. :0) Glad to hear of your news....you should follow your bliss.

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  9. That quilt is absolutely wonderful, but "wonderful" is not even a big enough word. It is truly fantastic and so beautifully personalized. No doubt you'll share all these comments with her.

    And congrats on your partial retirement. A wise choice, I'm sure.

    Best wishes and an early happy birthday! ...jan

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  10. What a special treasure forever Betty!! It is beautiful!!! You are a loved and lucky girl!!!

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  11. This is just gorgeous, so much love and time put into it I am sure. My husband has a crazy quilt that his great grandmother made that we just love.

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  12. Stunning!! What a truly fabulous gift, beautiful and made from the hand and heart.
    I have plans to make a crazy quilt one day and this gave me so much inspiration.

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  13. This is a stunning piece! Such a labour of love!! It is so beautiful!! You are blessed. An heirloom to treasure for sure!!

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  14. Absolutely lovely!!! both of my great grandmothers made quilts like this and I have given them to our local historical society. crazy quilts have a certain charm that is quite unique.

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  15. Oh Betty that quilt from your mom is gorgeous. Beautiful work. She put so much love into it, you can see that. Enjoy it and treasure it. I'm so glad to hear you're back at crafting full time. That's your niche and that's where you belong. Happy for you!!

    hugs
    cyndi

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  16. Betty ~
    What a beautiful quilt made with so much love and so many memories! I, too, say hang it where you can enjoy it (just be sure it doesn't get any sunlight!).
    Congrats on your umemployment!!!
    Hugs :)
    Lauren

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  17. The quilt from your mom is definitely a treasure...it is beautiful!! I love the details she put on it. She is a very talented lady...

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  18. What a treasure...hang it so you can enjoy it every day!
    Robyn

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  19. Oh what a wonderful treasure. And the fact that it is made by your mom makes it even more special. Enjoy! - BJ

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  20. Oh Betty! What a special treasure! And congratulations on being able to quit you job! Hooray! Blessings, Shirlee

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  21. Thanks for the directions, Betty. I just wanted to tell you don't you dare put this beautiful quilt away! It was given to you and you need to show your appreciation by displaying it. What a joy for your Mother to see it hanging on your living room wall. I'm looking forward to your new designs.

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  22. Just amazing and I know you will treasure it and always hold it close to your heart. Also, congrats on being able to stay home and do what you really love.
    xoxo
    Nan

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  23. Betty,
    Oh how wonderful!! I have never seen anything so beautiful!!! All the tiny stitches and the adorable little motifs that have so much meaning! It is one of those pieces that you could see fetching thousands and millions of dollars sometime in future generations!!! Like on Antiques Road Show!! Your Mom is a very talented and special lady!
    You must feel like a huge weight has been lifted now that you made the big decision to follow your heart! All the best to you with your designing and creating talents....... I know where you got them now!!
    Hugs!!
    Cathy G

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  24. Out of this world gorgeous! Deserves a blue ribbon!

    You have a wonderful Mom!

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  25. Happy Early Day! How she must love you, it is just too wonderful for words!

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  26. I have seen her beautiful work before. How blessed she is with such wonderful talent and such a lovely daughter.

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  27. *GASP* how magnificent. It isn't just a quilt, it is a piece of herself.
    gasp!
    How fortunate you are.
    What a magnificent gift.

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  28. WOW! What a fun post! The quilt is absolutely amazing!! How fortunate you are to have such an awesome mom to make this for you!

    Good for you in being able to stay home! When I finally made the decision, I couldn't believe how much better off we were.

    Enjoy your time creating and crafting~

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  29. What a very dear treasure! Your mom did an outstanding job on the quilt and each and every stitch is just beautiful. I'm sure you smile everytime you look at it :)
    So glad you are going to be doing what you LOVE!!!! Wishing you all the best in all you do!

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  30. Oh my!that quilt is amazing, and how lucky you are to receive something so wonderful from your Mom. Congrats to you on the new life focus I will be watching for your new releases. CJ in OK ;-)

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  31. This is a beautiful work out of art! So much detail ~ you're a very lucky girl! And glad that you got to retire!!

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  32. Hi, Betty:
    This quilt is stunning. All of the detail and stitches that your mom put into this quilt and it is full of love and memories.
    Truly an heirloom!
    Hugs,
    Susan

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  33. wow it is so beautiful each and every piece is stitched with love and care..
    sweet treasure..
    hugs for you xx

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  34. Oh my goodness! This quilt is absolutely exquisite!!! Your Mom's a darling and a very talented stitcher! I'm excited about your big news too! You sounds so much happier (even through your writings)! :-)

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  35. What a beautiful gift to treasure.Simply stunning! Warm Blessings!~Amy

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  36. Hello my Friend ~
    First I want to say that we now know where you get your talent for handwork ~ your Mom's quilt is precious & beautiful and you are blessed to be the recipient ~ Happy Early Birthday to you!
    Second, I know how happy (and relieved?) you must be feeling about staying home & being able to devote 100% of yourself to your family, home & business ~ I'm so happy for you, and just know that this change will bring great things for you (and us! haha!!)

    Proud to be your Prim Sister!!!!
    xoxox
    Lori

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  37. A beautiful and stunning quilt! Your mother is a fabulous quilter. My favorite motifs are the primitivebetty banner and Trinity's cradle.
    Glad you followed your heart and made a decision that works for you and your family. Looking forward to the new designs...

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  38. Never commented here before...but just had to today -- this is an amazingly beautiful crazy quilt! I was just blown-away by all the lovely detail and had to comment that I have seen very few pieces as lovely as this! And the added beauty of it being a gift of love made by a mother for her daughter - incredible beauty! Thank you for sharing.

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  39. It's a beautiful gift from the heart Betty.

    Enjoy it~Becky

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  40. What an awesome gift from your Mom!!!! It is beautiful!! I would definitely put it up for display. It will bring smiles every time you see it. So glad you are back to crafting. I know how much you missed it. Keep up the great work!!!

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  41. OMGosh! Betty...that is BEAUTIFUL! I can't even imagine the number of hours it took to create such an awesome piece!
    I can sure see the LOVE...what a lucky gal you are and BLESSED!

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  42. WOW, one of the most beautiful quilts I have ever seen. So very special, it must have taken hours. You are truly loved. Please don't pack it away, something so beautiful deserves to be seen and enjoyed every day. Just found your blog, so glad I did.
    Hugs Jackie

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  43. Betty,
    Please tell your mom how beautiful her quilt to you is. A long while ago before I fell back in love with cross stitch I did a little dabbling in Crazy Quilting, so I know how much and love and time went into this one! It is truly an heirloom, but please don't lock it away... Does Mom have a blog?

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  44. ¡¡Maravilloso y espectacular quilt¡¡
    Desde el blog de Nieves¡¡felicidades¡¡.
    Besos.NievesMª.

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  45. I too am flabbergasted!!This quilt is a masterpiece!! Hope you have a good way to display it.

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  46. oh my goodness Betty, just catching up on some posts. The detail in the hand stitching is just amazing! what an heirloom :) Treasure it always....

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  47. What an amazingly gorgeous quilt! I can feel the love oozing from every detail. How lucky you are to have such treasures...your mom and your quilt!

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  48. Without a doubt one of the most beautiful quilts I've seen. I am a lover of Crazy quilts and this is a beauty and one that you will treasure for ever. You are a very luck lady to be blessed with such a wonderfully talented mother. Early Happy Birthday.
    Jan

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