Friday, October 29, 2010

2010 Fall Blogger's Quilt Festival

Hi everyone! I am so excited to be entering Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival for the first time! Amy's blog is only one of 2 I actually read every day! She is so creative & awesome! It's so great that she organizes this festival. Basically everyone shares a quilt & what it means to them & what they learned while doing it.

Amy's Creative Side - Blogger's Quilt Festival

Mine has to be the quilt I made my mom from my grandma's clothes. :)


Mamaw passed away in January 2005. I held onto her dresses for a long time, unwilling to cut into them. Finally in 2009 I bit the bullet. I got a glass of wine & laid out all her dresses to get started.


I had some help along the way!


Obviously the quilt is very special because Mamaw was my mom's mom & played a huge part in all our lives. My sisters & I used to spend the night at their house on weekend & they let us make mud pies & drink lots of Yoohoos. I gave this to my mom at Christmas last year & she loved it.


That's my most special quilt! I have more fabric left from Mamaw's dresses & I plan to make a quilt for myself & my sister. I have no time frame though. I'm now a mom of 2 boys & own a wedding planning business so my time is limited!

Enjoy the rest of the quilts!


  1. A beautiful quilt with a beautiful story!
    The photo of your mom with the quilt is priceless.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Those dress fabrics are just perfect in your quilt. What a wonderful memory quilt!

  3. What a great way to honor and remember. Beautiful quilt!

  4. This is really a beautiful quilt. I love how you put the fabrics together. What a sweet story!

  5. What a beautiful thing to do for your mom and a lovely way to use your grandma's clothing.

  6. Hey, they were Chocolate Soldiers, not Yoohoos. :-P

    I still love the quilt though sistern. :-)

  7. I agree with Wendi PRICELESS.
    Thank you for sharing, I have one I am gong to do for my boys and their grandpa's shirts.

  8. Hi Jen,
    I love this quilt! I would never have thought to use cothes like this. so beautiful.
    I tried to reply to the comment you left me but your profile hasn't got your email attached!
    The quilt I made is from a book called Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam and Nicky Lintott.
    It is a super easy pattern.
    If you end up making one, can you please send me a photo? I'd love to see it!!!