My Alpine Home

Monday, August 4, 2014

Delightful Daisies!

The pretty petals of the Daisy are just delightful don’t you agree?

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I mean, what other flower let’s you pluck them one by one to find out whether or not that special someone loves you?

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They’re especially delightful when you finish a quilt that you have had the fabric for 7 years.

Don’t ask me why after 7 years I finally decided to get this quilt made.  Guess there’s something to be said about the 7 year itch. lol!

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I must say, it’s a fabulous feeling to have this one behind me.  I’ve never cut so many 1 1/2 inch strips only to sew them together again and cut them back into 1 1/2 inch strips. You quilters know what I am talking about.

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I picked this quilt up at the quilters just before I left for my Napa Valley vacation.  My cousins, Aunt Hazel loves to bind quilts.  I decided to take it to her and knew that she would have it ready when I returned home.  Now mind you, she is 90 years old.  I took it to her on a Friday afternoon.  The next morning we were on the road heading to Reno for the first night. She called and had it finished.  My, this is no small quilt.  Our bed is King size.  What an amazing lady!

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I started to make two pillow shams but decided I liked just one tucked between my two red euros.

I knew that this quilt would look nice with my yellow painted wall. A much prettier color than it looks in the photo.  But oh my gosh, look how the colors match my canvas print hanging above the bed.  Not Daisies, Poppies; still the colors are perfect!

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The quilter quilted it with a pretty rambling Daisy and leaf pattern in gold thread.

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Of course I had to pick some Daisies to put by the bedside.

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It makes a lovely summer time spread.  And guess what?  He loves me!!

Celebrating 42 years of wedded bliss today!

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Hope yours loves you too!

hugs,

Jann

I will be sharing with these lovely parties:

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44 comments:

Sarah said...

Jann, how wonderful that you finished this quilt. I admit, I'm guilty of letting projects sit for years too. It does feel good when one gets back to it and completes the project. Your quilt is lovely, and I especially like the "Good Morning" red work pillow. Did you stitch it?
Love the daisy bouquet too!
Happy Monday, my friend!

Junkchiccottage said...

Oh Jann the quilt is just gorgeous. Your grandmother binding it for you is too precious. What a beautiful gift and memory every time you look at that quilt. It is so pretty.
Kris

Maureen Wyatt said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! The beautiful quilt, made with such love, is a fitting cover for your bed.

Deb said...

Your quilt is simply gorgeous. I love the daisy, too, so I am so drawn to the fabric. Lovely. Happy Anniversary, Jan. Enjoy your day. Deb

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Jann, your quilt is gorgeous, i love the colors and even better that you Aunt finished it! A new family heirloom. The pillows are perfect.

Di said...

Love the good morning pillow so cute. Daisy's are the best.

Jonell Harrison said...

Ohmy...My Colors. Thank you for sharing this.
I have long had the [back burner] goal of "one day" making a quilt. It has not happened! I bought one-almost 100 yrs old in great condition. I shall enjoy it..btw I use it too..not for display only.

Susie said...

Jann, I love your quilt. I truly admire people who can quilt. My Aunt Helen made quilts all by hand. Ted's mother did too. What wonderful talent it takes. Blessings on all those happy years of wedded bliss. xoxo,Susie

Kris said...

Oh Jann, it is fabulous! I love the fabrics in this quilt! I adore red and yellow together too. These are the colors of my kitchen. Such a happy and serene place!!!! Nice work! And congratulations on your anniversary!!!! In a day where we see so much divorce, don't you feel so proud to have been committed and happy? We will celebrate our 35th on September 01!
xo Kris

Salmagundi said...

That quilt is a perfect blend of pattern and fabric -- love the interwoven action and that great border. Happy Anniversary. Sally

Ivy and Elephants said...

Your daisy quilt is just gorgeous!
You did an amazing job, the room is so bright, sunny and sooo inviting!
Hugs,
Patti
Your steak dinner has my mouth watering, too!

Debbie said...

Oh I love everything about this quilt! It's beautiful. Love the colors, pattern, and daisy's! And wow on your 90 year old aunt doing the binding at all, let alone in such a short amount of time! She did a fabulous job! I know you are going to enjoy this look...it's fabulous!

Art and Sand said...

Daisies are my favorite flower - I carried them in my wedding.

I love the Good Morning & Good Night pillows on the bed surrounded by color.

kate steeper said...

love the colours , its a hint of autumn

Deborah Montgomery said...

so gorgeous Jann! And everything coordinates so beautifully. I'll bet you are glad you finally finished it. congratulations on your anniversary.

Kitten said...

Happy Anniversary...and I love your quilt...such pretty colors...perfect with those daisies from your garden.

lynn said...

happy anniversary, jann! and your quilt is stunning and beautiful! love the colors and the gold thread of the quilting--it's all lovely!

Roselle said...

Gorgeous room! I love Daisies and think they are a "happy" flower. Visiting from Thoughts From Alice link up.
Roselle

C Weaver said...

Hi Jann,
I just love the way you tell a story in your posts...all the way to the fabulous ending (of your anniversary)...Hope you are having a wonderful day with your hubby. Enjoy that beautiful quilt. I happen to have a beautiful appliqued "Red Poppies" quilt that my aunt gave me...she made it with her church ladies quilting circle in 1963. It would look good with your painting!

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your quilt...it's so pretty! Happy Anniversary!! We have our 35th anniversary next month.
~Cindy

Lady of the Manor said...

Your quilt is lovely!!! What is the pattern! Happy anniversary!!

My thrift store addiction said...

Beautiful quilt Jann! I love the red & yellow. Daisies are one of my favorite flowers! Blessings, Cecilia

Rose L said...

Daisies remind me of children-bright-faced and big smiles. I love your quilt. I love quilts.

Debbiedoos said...

I do agree! I adore that quilt and the print above the bed is such a perfect compliment. What a delightful bedroom!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

That quilt is absolutely gorgeous! So many colours in the middle and such a nice border! Daisies always make me think of my mom who married with a bouquet of daisies.

priscilla said...

Gorgeous quilt Jann ! Happy Anniversary !

Kim - Exquisitely Unremarkable said...

Jann, I am speechless, that quilt is just stunning. Red is my color. The fabric is gorgeous, I am in love. Your work is perfect and your aunt is one amazing lady...90, huh? AND in the immortal words of the great Nora Ephron, yes, I think daisies are the friendliest flower! Happy Anniversary.

Jonell Harrison said...

Jann, I never ever in my whole life long thought of a DAISY that way!

Helena White said...

I have always thought of Daisies as the happy Flower...Quilt is gorgeous and to have your Aunt Contribute is a blessing. The colors are beautiful Jann.


Helena
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living from glory to glory said...

Hello Jann, I adore daisies they always seem like clean and simple flower! The white just makes me happy; and don't forget Ho loves me- Or he loves me not...
Blessings to you, dear friend!
Roxy

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

it's a gorgeous quilt, Jann! hat's off to your aunt...I always put off the binding! :)

Nancy Reinke said...

Gorgeous quilt, Jann. I love the colors, and the daisy border is beyond sweet. It looks great in your bedroom. xxx ~ Nancy

Burlap Luxe said...

I am enjoying my visit, and love your quilt of colours, red, yellow and the mix of whites and woods. It such a farm house feel yet crosses over with a bit of French flavor with all your country tones. I have recently added a touch of yellow, very faded yellow so as to blend with my tone of muted whites and grey's and the whites.
I love the grain sack muslin feel to your accents and this also tugs in the direction of a cozy wonderful farmhouse feel.

I am the one who created the Number 4 for. Jeanette using vintage solid mahogany and 40 year old zinc plates nailed with zinc nails. I read that you wanted to make a 7, I also have a 7 in my etsy shop as well as a number 2. They were used in Fifi O'Neills new book Prairie Style Weddings, the numbers stage a wedding as French address numbers and used as table markers.
I thought I would let you know that my ready to hang numbers are in my etsy with just a couple left, besides my N0. 7 on my wall

Thank you for your share
Will see you soon, now I am going back to visit some of your older postings.

Xx
Dore

Donna Wilkes said...

I have always thought daisies have happy faces - love the quilt. Happy, happy, happy anniversary.

Rettabug said...

Long time, no visit, Jann...sorry to have missed keeping up with you!
Kitty told me about this fabulous quilt so I came running over to see it for myself. Just BEAUTIFUL!!! BRAVO!!

I'm SEW glad you finished it & now it can be used & displayed so lovingly.
Happy Anniversary to you & Mr. Olson...may you have many more happy, healthy years together.

fondly,
Rett

Susan Clayton said...

I'm in love with this quilt and the side table with daisies.

Michele Reynolds said...

Pretty flowers and decor:) I <3 flowers in every room!

Creative Dream said...

Great post! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams, starts on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

Laura Lane said...

Absolutely amazingly beautiful! I love the way everything goes together. You've a real artistic eye!

Blessings from Harvest Lane Cottage,
Laura
who has her quilt frame out and is hand quilting again!

augcott said...

What a beautiful quilt.
I have to say that daisies are my favorite flower.
diane @ thoughts and shots

Ana Lopes said...

Beautiful quilt and the daisies are really gorgeous!Thanks for sharing!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Debra Howard said...

Daisies are one of my favorite flowers and that quilt is drop dead gorgeous! Love the room!

The Charm of Home said...

That is an awesome quilt!

pbrenner said...

What a lovely quilt, your bedroom just looks so happy to me! What quilt pattern is this (I'm new to quilting, but trying to learn :-) I have scads of bluebonnet fabric that I want to do 'something' with, and I think it would work similarly to your daisy fabric.

Patty