Monday, November 03, 2008

Tops and Bottoms

Thought I would share a top and bottom today. Above is a quilt top my Aunt gave me this weekend! She was going to throw it away! I'm so glad she decided to show me before she threw it away! My uncle's grandmother made it. It is all pieced by hand and is in pristine condition. It smells wonderful and the white fabric is WHITE. I"m going to get it hand quilted for sure. Look at the awesome fabrics in it....









And then I thought I would share a bottom. A different kind of bottom - undies. My middle daughter always complains I never send her packages at college. Well I ususally don't because she thinks I"m a dork still and thinks most fun things are silly. So I got her good this time. She was complaining that over fall break she couldn't find any fun underwear. So while shopping with Emily the other weekend I found 3 pairs of really cute undies. But this one was my favorite.

Now look closely...... Here and there scattered on it is the phrase - Call your Mother!

I thought it was perfect!

22 comments from wonderful readers:

Vicki W said...

Did you highlight the "call you Mother" phrase for your daughter? LOL! What a gem to have that quilt top!

Nann said...

I can see the eye-rolling now: "no one else's mother puts pictures of her underwear on a blog!"

The quilt top is a treasure. You came along at just the right moment!

Libby said...

What a treasure! And so wonderful that top found it's way to you. The bottoms are darling, too. I'm learning (now that The Princess is home again) that secretly the revel in our motherly dork-ness *s*

miniaturequilter said...

Gorgeous quilt, what a treasure!!! Love to see it when it's quilted!

Caroline said...

What an awesome quilt! Thank you so much for giving us close-ups of those incredible fabrics. It's such an interesting variation on a bow-tie pattern as well. Thank you so much for sharing. (If you want to post more close-ups, feel free any time. Those prints are just too precious.)

Tazzie said...

How lucky that you were able to rescue that quilt top - it looks just lovely and it would have been a crying shame for it to have been thrown away.
I love the underwear - very cute indeed!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Quiltbirdie said...

How lucky you were to get that top. If you're looking for a great handquilter to work on it, I happen to know one - me! You can take a look at my work here: http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2306414430047927368KoRMpq. Sorry for the shameless plug, but a life as a professional quilter is my goal!

Amy, aka ABB said...

Throw it out!!! Gasp, be still my heart! SO glad you were able to get the top. Good golly, almost makes me want to go dumpster-diving (NOT!), haha. Just found your blog and I love your quilts!

Elaine Adair said...

Regarding the almost thrown away quilt ... I'm clutching my chest before having a heart attack! It's going to be perfect when hand quilted. LUcky you. 8-)

Undies are tooooo cute! And oh my, look how small they are? Were we ever that small?

Darcie said...

Heeheee! Fun-dies!

What a rescue! I'm so glad that you are the new owner of that quilt!

Zegi said...

Oh what a beautiful quilt! And the undies are cute, too :)

Sew Create It - Jane said...

What a fantastic quilt top...I can't believe anyone would ever have the heart to throw that out! Thank goodness you are there to save it..It's a beautiful timeless pattern and hand-quilting it will suit it perfectly!

Guðrún said...

Is she wearing those undies *LOL* That top is gorgeous.

MARCIE said...

Dawn, it is so funny that you are giving people directions to change the NO REPLY. Hope it helps. Now that underwear! Where on earth did you find it? It is perfect! She really asked for it, didn't she?
Your new old quilt was a lucky rescue. It is gorgeous! What a neat design, and awesome fabric!

McIrish Annie said...

I can't believe she would want to throw that top away! It is fabulous.

and as for the bottoms, do they make them in boxers??? I think my son would love to get a pair from his mom!! LOL

Holly said...

I figured I'd comment on this one mom!

She is going to roll her eyes big time at the underwear. She'll be begging for pillow cases after that :P

The Demanding Doll said...

Thank heavens your aunt told you about the quilt. It would have been such a shame for this quilt to have been put in the trash!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Boy that quilt is REALLY neat. Thanks for sharing that one and thanks to your Auntie, too!

Okay, hilarity on the undies "call your mother!" Love it.

Diane said...

What an amazing quilt, Dawn. From a distance, it looks so soft and pastel. But close up, the fabrics are lively and unusual. Lucky you.

Shasta said...

Your orange crush quilt is beautiful! I can't believe anyone would want to throw a quilt away, especially a pretty one in good condition - so glad you caught it!

Amy Hodge said...

That quilt top is a real gem! Reminds of the fabrics in some of my great grandmother's quilts (I have lots of photos and have posted about one of them here -- lots more family quilt posts coming up, with more fabrics like this!). I personally can not get enough of these fabrics. Can't believe anyone would even think of throwing that away!!

bingo~bonnie said...

so forgive me on being so behind on reading all the blogs... and I know the undies was a month or more ago - but giv an update ;) what did your daugher say abotu them??? Did you highlight the phrase call your mother? I would have had to! too fun! :) :) :) ~bonnie