Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Wednesdays Flowers

This week I have used some fabrics that were given to me by my aunt who has since passed away . Aunt Mammie as we called her was an avid sewer and made lots and lots of aprons as well as dolls galore for the church sales and these fabrics would all have been used for that purpose . I did already make a quilt using some of her fabrics and gave it to my parents a few years back but made sure that my aunt got to see it before she left us and she was thrilled that her scraps had a new life in a quilt , I used the nine patch along with the snowball block if my memory is correct and I because most fabrics were like these small calico prints with flowers I named it Mammies Garden , I must see if I have a picture of that somewhere to share it with you . My aunt was a very special lady and I am thinking I will make a few more with her fabrics and make something special from just those hexies to remind me of her . Happy gardening everyone and thanks for stopping by.
Sheila
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23 comments:

  1. What lovely flowers to remember your aunt by. Aren't these fabrics just gorgeously vivid??!

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  2. I really love these flowers and I really loved the story of your precious aunt:) I would love to see the picture of 'Mammie's Garden'. That is just the sweetest:)

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  3. What a lovely keepsake those flowers will make. Thanks for sharing the story behind them.

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  4. The fabrics are really lovely Sheila :)

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  5. Flowers with such a story are the best.

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  6. What a wonderful treasure! I love those fabrics, so rich and vibrant. Making something with just those hexies made from your aunt's fabric will be such a great reminder of just how special your aunt was to you. I, too, would love to see a photo of "Mammie's Garden" if you find it!

    XOXO,

    Cyndi

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  7. What a wonderful quilt your garden will become. I am sure your aunt will be thrilled to know her fabric is being put to wonderful use.

    Love Leanne NZ

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  8. sheila, your flowers are fabulous!!! Bright and cheery.

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  9. What pretty fabrics! I'd love to see the quilt you made! I imagine it's just lovely! :0)

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  10. Sheila, thank you for sharing Aunt Mammie with us... her flowers are just gorgeous and now knowing the background makes me certain that this quilt will be oh-so precious!
    :)

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  11. I love your fabric, they make great flowers.

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  12. What a beautiful reminder of your aunt Mammie, the flowers are lovely.

    Greetings
    Ines

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  13. Great flowers! Especially when you know where the beautoful fabric comes from!

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  14. Thanks for your comment Sheila on my blog, your fabrics are so lovely whit this colors.

    greetings, jeannet

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  15. Gorgeous flowers Sheila. Hugs, Jeanette

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  16. Your Wednesday flowers could also be a 'tuesday treasure'.
    A perfect way to use some of those bright cheery fabrics.

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  17. Mammie's Garden sounds wonderful! Your flowers are bright and happy!!

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  18. Oh what a wonderful, dear lady your Mammie was! You know... some of these fabrics remind me a lot of the ones my great granny used in some of our quilts made in the 70's! Very pretty and what special flowers you have !

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  19. What a special garden those flowers will make, so pretty and so meaningful. Lovely.

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  20. What a lovely story behind your flowers; these will make a bright and happy quilt.

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  21. What a lovely colourful garden you are making.

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