Thursday, January 24, 2008

A very special Birthday!

My lovely Mother turned 70 today!

So I can finally show you my secret project.

The Present

We went for afternoon tea and presented her with this!

The Birthday Girl

It's based on Judy Newman's lovely pattern 'Vintage Comfort'. Because I wanted it to go on a queen sized bed I had to adapt it slightly by taking out the smaller blocks and then added a yellow sashing and border.

Mum's quilt

Now I just have to hand quilt it - and hopefully she will get it some time before her 80th!!

Mum's quilt

Happy Birthday Mum!!!

39 comments:

christina said...

Louise, the quilt is beautiful and your mum is even more so. Happy 70th Birthday! What a loverly gift.

Gretchen said...

Lovely! The colors are gorgeous and so is your mom! Good luck on the quilting...

pink-petal-designs said...

wow wow wow !!! it's fantastic, i bet your mum is over the moon with her new quilt.Lovely colours for a lovely lady.
Sarah x

Mirre said...

What a wonderful present!!
Happy birthday to your mum!

French Knots said...

What a wonderful present, she certainly doesn't look 70!

rhonda said...

Absolutely gorgeous... as usual! I love tuning into your blog; it's always so cozy and sweet!

lindamade said...

wow, it looks great! and so does your mom- i never would have guessed her age!

Kristin said...

It is beautiful! Happy Birthday to your mom.

Ali said...

Aren't you just the bestest daughter! Apart from the part when you outed your Mum as a 70 year old. Because she does not look it at all. So Happy Birthday to her and a big hooray for good genes!

luv Abby said...

ohhhh lousie that is beauiful... well done. Wow your mum is sooooo gorgeous I can't believe she is 70 I hope you had a wonderful day.
luv Abby

Tamara said...

I was going to ask how you had quilted it - so your going to hand quilt it. It will be beautiful, hopefully you will be a bit more speedy about it than I have Edward's cot quilt.
Happy Birthday to your mum.

Christie said...

wow- that quilt looks beautiful, guess you have many nights in front of the tv ahead of you to hand quilt it!

Hope I look as good as your mum when I am 70!

Melody said...

My goodness your mum looks fabulous for 70!! And what a wonderful gift. It is stunning...

Beth said...

It's gorgeous...and so is the wrapping!

dizzyjadey said...

Super fab quilt, Louise! Your mum must feel so chuffed. Lovely colours and piecing...great pattern.

Jelly Wares said...

Wow... Your work is just gorgeous!!! Those colours are so vibrant... Your mum could pass for 50, not 70... I hope I look half as good as she does at her age. What's her secret???

Jodie

Kloth & Bolt said...

oh this is beautiful! such a fantastic present! -kb

Donna said...

Beautiful fabrics. I love it!!

Lola...again said...

Beautiful!!! and the quilt is pretty too!!

amandajean said...

what a beautiful quilt for your beautiful mother!

two hippos said...

What a wonderful quilt, your mum must have been delighted.

Katy said...

No wonder she looks so happy getting that for a present!!! Happy Birthday - she's looking good for 70, isn't she?

Sarah said...

That quilt is beautiful! I was nosing around at some of your earlier posts and have some good ideas to use when my sewing machine finds its way home. I hope this isn't prying, but is your hubby Armenian by any chance? I have gained my mother-in-laws penchant for spotting Armenians (even when they aren't), although I know they have some family in Australia so it isn't too much of a stretch. Long story for such a short question. I am glad to have met you and your blog even if he isn't!

iSew said...

You're crazy! I've never hand quilted anything. That quilt is just gorgeous though, good luck.

Busy Woman said...

What a lovely gift. That is very special.

Jodie said...

Louise it is just gorgeous. She must have been thrilled. The colours are divine.. Your mum looks so happy.

Sarah said...

Oh well my radar is off, but still there is alot of food in common at least. I brought my sewing machine home tonight and I have plans for aprons and bags. I hope I can channel some of your creativity!

Thimbleanna said...

OHMYGOSH Louise! It's beautiful! You've done well to keep it such a secret. And your mother is so beautiful too -- Happy Birthday to her!

Sarah Jayne said...

The quilt looks great - bright and sunny. Must make you get up in a great mood every day - what a lovely present for your mum.

Cathy said...

the quilt looks great, Louise, I hope the weather cools down for you so you can begine quilting it.

Who looks just like their mum????!!!!
She looks great for 70!

h&b said...

What a gorgeous quilt, and how happy ( and young ! ) does your mum look with it ?

What a good daughter you are :)

Mina said...

What a gorgeous quilt!

A glance at my world said...

That's a beautiful quilt! Great job on it :)

Jacquie said...

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sue said...

Happy 70th to your mum. I hope I look that good when I turn 70. Your mum's quilt is gorgeous and I can see from her smile that she loves it too. What a wonderful present.

Ravenhill said...

What a wonderful gift for your mother! The quilt is so beautiful. She must have cried with joy and pride that her daughter would be so creative and thoughtful. Your mom looks like a lovely woman who radiates warmth.

a friend to knit with said...

oh louise! your mother looks absolutely lovely.......as does the gorgeous quilt!!!
hope her day was fantastic. :)
(and i KNOW you will get that quilted soon)

Ragged Roses said...

Happy belated birthday to your mum! What a beautiful quilt! Such a lovely present
Kimx

julia said...

Hope I look as good as that at 70!
Gorgeous quilt, well done.
Julia xx