Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Bluebirds of Happiness

If Christmas lasts all year then finishing a gift today is no big deal. This is the bluebirds of happiness quilt for my mom. She did open the box Christmas morning with the quilt inside, though unfinished, I think she loved and appreciated it immediately. I'm going to deliver it to her today when I finish hand sewing the label.

I love this quilt. My mom loves bluebirds. I love my mom.




64 comments:

Erika said...

I love it as usual you have the talent girl!
Happy New Year

Buzz's Food Lady said...

What a nice present.

Allie said...

Love it--Your Mom is lucky!

Kim said...

Such a nice Christmas story to go along with a beauty of a quilt!

I have bluebird envy, lol, couldn't find that fabric online, sad huh?

Tine said...

My goodness! This is stunning! Your mom is a VERY lucky lady ;)

Vicki W said...

Your Mom must have been thrilled! It's a lovely quilt. It seems very soothing with that lovely blue and white working together.

Trisha said...

Love the blue and white! I love how each square is like a window looking out at the birds. Wonderful quilt! Nice gift!

Lisa said...

Awww, I sure can feel the love over here!

This quilt is beautiful. Funny how the quilting seems to "bring it to life" or something. I liked this quilt when I saw the top, but I LOVE it now.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

when I saw that quilt, I wanted to just scream for the beauty I saw. I love it and your Mom will love it not because she loves bluebirds but because she loves you!

Cami said...

Such cute fabrics! YOur mom is really lucky!

Exuberant Color said...

this one turned out so pretty. It is a shot of spring to brighten a bedroom. You really made good time on this one too.

QuiltedSimple said...

Oh this is pretty. Your Mom will surely treasure it - another great one Jacquie!
Kris

Amber said...

This is just beautiful Jacquie. I love how you highlighted the fabrics in different ways and I LOVE the back!
Happy New Year!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Lucky Mom .....lucky daughter.

Tina said...

It's lovely! What a special gift.

KateKwiltz said...

It's gorgeous! Lucky, lucky Mom!

Patty said...

Very nice; I love how the quilt turned out. Your mom is going to treasure it always!

Darcie said...

It's even more adorable than I anticipated. Your Mom will truly love your afternoon of togetherness, I'm certain.

Happy New Year, Jacquie!

Stephanie said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the back too.

mamaspark said...

This turned out beautifully!! Your mom had to just love it!!

Christina said...

Beaufitul! I was in the same boat. My sister was very disappointed to have me tell her I had to take her quilt home with me to finish it. It's so wonderful you found the help on your blog and those unnecessary spaces!

Diane said...

It is a lovely quilt. No doubt your Mom's heart will smile every time she sees or touches it, and yes, that is Christmas that lasts.

Beth said...

I thought the front was the best thing ever, but then I saw the back. *sigh*

Linda said...

Just gorgeous, love the piecing you did on the back. I'm sure your mom will love having it in her hands all finished.

~D Spack~ said...

OH My Jacquie! You are a genius! What a great quilt! and so quick!!! I absolutely love it! I ordered that fabric several days ago and still have not received it.?

Alissa said...

Oh it's wonderful! The back is as great as the front!! Isn't it just wonderful when you love the gift and the recipient and they match so nicely?? What a beautiful quilt.

jovaliquilts said...

It's wonderful! That fabric is really something. Bet your mom is thrilled.

Joanna said...

Once again, you have made another winner! Do you ever sleep? You finish so many big quilts!

Laurie said...

I've been WAITING for this picture!!! Great job Jacquie!!
laurie

Leanne said...

I also love your bluebird quilt. How lucky your mum is to have a daughter like you.

HomespunMary said...

Wow, the quilt is absolutely gorgeous! Your mother is a lucky lady and I know she'll love it!

Happy New Year!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a beautiful quilt Jacquie!! The fabrics you used are delightful - your Mum is very lucky!!

Shari said...

I'll just add my "Wow!" to the other 32 comments... looks so happy...

MelissaS said...

so pretty!

MichelleB said...

It is wonderful! I just love it. I can only imagine how much your mother loved it, as well.

Anina said...

My oh my! It's absolutely beautiful!

shellysquilts said...

Just beautiful! And I do love a pieced back!

ellen said...

I am just about speechless. It is so lovely, so special and filled with love and connection between two such wonderful and loving women. No unbroken threads, generation to generation, a gift from hands expressing appreciation and love, back to such a source of love, support, gentleness and guidance..a circle, unbroken and shared, hands held in mutual love and affection.
(oops..who said I was speechless..tell me to be quiet..I just can't when I see such loveliness.)

hetty said...

It's absolutely beautiful. I love the blue and white. They set off the bluebird blocks so well! Lucky Mom! Glad I'm not the only one who gives presents, with pins still attached and then takes them back to finish them!

Liz said...

I love this one. Blue is my favorite color!

Candace said...

What a beautiful quilt - and such a wonderful reminder of spring to come! Your mom is very lucky, indeed!
Cheers!

Melanie O said...

I love it, too!

Sharon said...

Your quilt is gorgeous! And the best part is that it's for your Mom. You'll be hugging her every time she wraps up in it, and it will make her heart glad. Great job.
And I LOVE the back - it made me smile!

Marit said...

Just lovely!!! Your way of showing off the beautiful print in a simple design is very elegant in a relaxed way. Simply beautiful...

nicolette said...

Thanks for yur visit Jacquie!!

The blue bird quilt is amazing!

Happy, healthy, inspired and loving 2009 to you and your family!!

Hugs))

simplysewn said...

I just LOVE this quilt. I may have to order some of that bluebird fabric! I'm sure your mother was thrilled! What is the size on the quilt?

Janis said...

Just fabulous - as always!!! You amaze me with how MUCH you get accomplished. This went so quickly from top to finished quilt. WOW is all I can say.

Stephanie D. said...

Oh, my, Jacquie, that looks good enough to eat!

(Okay, is it tacky to say the Best Bluebirds of Happiness are the ones that leave no droppings?)

Meagan said...

As usual, I am moved to hyperbole (but not really hyperbole) when looking at your work. I LOVE IT! I especially love the back of the quilt. You might think I'm exaggerating, but I'm not, when I gasped in delight at seeing it :)

Pat said...

I love the colors!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Aw Jacquie - how could she not love love love this. Of course she would! It is so beautiful.

Rebekah said...

this is so pretty! I really love your diagonal quilting and I'm gearing up to try it out on my next project.

audreypawdrey said...

This is so wonderful! I know she will love it. I love how you put it together!

MightyMom said...

oh wow, the back is glorious! the front is fantastic. and you DID get it done (almost) by Christmas!!

2 weeks is not a bad time table!!

way to go

Chookyblue...... said...

another beautiful quilt and love your next post with the round up........

amandajean said...

that quilt is so fantastic! i love the fresh color combination of blue and white. and the diagonal quilting is excellent.

julia said...

Hi Jaquie,
I'm so in love with your quilt. Love the fabric and what you did with it!! {Feathered friends are on my wish list for a while ;o)}.
Thank you for your inspiring blog - I love reading each and every post!
Happy new year,
Julia

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Beautiful! Lucky ladies to have each other :)

gardenymph said...

It's so beautiful!!!!!

Cheryl A said...

Gorgeous! What is that fabric with the blue birds on branches that you used for the borders on some of those blocks? I need to find some!

Rose Marie said...

Great quilt and fabulous fabric!

Simply This and That said...

Beautiful! I loved the fabric when you first showed it. The fabric in the form of a quilt is absolutely beautiful. Seriously girl, I think it's totally time to take the "novice" out of your profile. I've so loved following you and your talents in 2008. Here's to a great 2009! ooxx`jodi

sewtakeahike said...

Wow Jacquie, it is just beautiful! I love the combo of that blue and white together! You are such a blessing to your mom!

ivoryspring said...

What a sweet quilt!!!