Tuesday, May 10, 2016

More Littlies!!

 I have been playing with mitering corners, and small flower quilts, for the wall...well, someones wall, anyway.  Above it one with just plain fabric as the border.
 Hers is my quilted and finished example, with a string border.  My husband likes the one above, much, much better.  I think that the first is more formal, and the second?  Is more like me!  Kinda off kilter and a bit wild looking!  I have enjoyed them both, and plan to hand quilt the first one, much like the second.
 Just some leftover pieces and parts...and I made this block.  It will be a candle mat, or something...
  A little red heart quilt that I found, quite unfinished, in a stack of small quilts...so I put it in my busy bag, to take with me when I find myself in a waiting room, or with a few moments to spare...
 Some gorgeous Mother's day flowers!  Thank you so much, dear son and dear DIL!!
And speaking of mothers...here is mine. I love you, Momma!!  Gone since I was 12 years old, I have felt like an orphan since then...any of you have that experience??


Hugs to all, and have a great day!

Julie

14 comments:

Tired Teacher said...

I like both of the blue littlies with the mitered borders. I've never tried to miter, but when I saw the littlies, I had a "duh" moment when I realized, I should try it on something small.

Lovely roses!

My Dad died when I was 15. Watching him struggle with cancer, surgery, and treatments for two years changed my life considerably.

Ali Honey said...

I prefer the top little blue because the darker coloured flowers are more dominant and are the focal point. Both are lovely.
That is far to young to have your Mum die. Whenever they die it is too soon, but, it is nothing you can change. Sad really. Hugs from Ali.

Randy D. said...

Julie, what a beautiful picture of your mom and how terribly sad that she passed away so young. I'm sure she would have been immensely proud of you! Love your little quilts!!

Scrap and quilts said...

So sorry about your Mom leaving you so young. Consider yourself hugged, my friend.
I love both of your littlies. I think they look like cultivated flower and wild flower. Both lovely in their own ways. Great job with the mitring. I just can't grasp that technique for my 365 Challenge. Arrrghhh!! Anywho! Kudos to you for the great finishes. ;^)

Kyle said...

Your littlies continue to be super cute. I love the description of you being slightly of kilter and a bit on the wild side. I'm so sorry that you haven't had your mom near by for so long. That was a young and tender age to loose someone you loved you so much. But it appears she has been watching over you.

Little Penpen said...

You amaze me with how much sewing you manage to accomplish!! My mother passed away last July and I am 52 years old... and I do feel like an orphan. I can't imagine having lost her so young like you did. I'm thankful for all the years I had with her!

Loris said...

These "littles" are quite lovely. The flowers get a nice focus. I like both borders but I'm with you on the strings. Strings really add some interest.
Monday was the 2 year anniversary of my mom passing. She was 92. Had quite some challenges in life but in her small, consistent manner made a positive impact on so many lives...including mine. It's hard to hear that you lost your mom so early in life. She's beautiful to see here in her picture.

Janet O. said...

Even though you lost your mother at a tender age, she seems to have instilled some wonderful values in you. I'm sure she is very proud of you!
I love your little flower quiltlets. So sweet.
And the potential candle mat from leftovers is great, too--as is the pretty little heart quilt. You know I love the little ones. : )

AnnieO said...

I love your littles! Blue doesn't show up in my quilts very often.
So sorry you lost your mom on the cusp of your very important teen years, but I hope you feel her presence when you see your own son.

O'faigh said...

Sweet littlies Julie. I a so sorry Julie you lost your Mum at such a young age.Hugs Lyn

Karen said...

The little quilts you have been making would make sweet gifts. My favorite is the one with the scrappy blue string border.

A young age to have lost your mother. My father passed away when I was 16. Hard to lose either parent but maybe more so a mother.

Lori said...

What cute little wall quilts. I like them all! My mom left the family when I was 12, not the same as death, but painful nonetheless.

Sherrill said...

Oh my gosh! My hubby's mom died when he was 12 also. Very sad but at least he had two older sisters who kinda helped out in the mom dept. He was always so good to my mom I figured because he'd lost his so young. Now I don't have either of them. :-(

Lilac Joan said...

I know what you mean about being an orphan. I lost my mother at age 28. Do matter what your age when you lose your mother you are an orphan. No one can take the place of a mother. The photograph of your mother looks like love. Bet she would be proud of what you are--so giving and cheerful!