Saturday, May 9, 2009

A Grandmother's Gift/Pink Saturday


Happy Pink Saturday! Many thanks goes to Beverly over at How Sweet the Sound for hosting this weekly blog party. To see other pink treasures, please click here.

This week I am sharing with you our beautiful wedding quilt. Now, I am not a quilter so I have no idea if there is a name for the pattern seen here, but regardless, I love this quilt! The beauty of the colors and the sentiment behind it makes it near and dear to my heart.

My husband's grandmother quilted this king-size bed cover for us as a wedding gift. Grandma Kueter is an expert quilter and has made us other beautiful quilted gifts including a nine-patch, king-size denim quilt. (That is one HEAVY quilt!) To see another example of her handiwork click here.

Until recently, Grandpa was Grandma's quilting partner. He often helped her with the batting and the piecing. We lost Grandpa to cancer last August, but he lived a wonderfully full life in his 92-years, spending 65 of them with Grandma! (I'm hoping that some of that long marriage karma rubs off on us!)




Until recently, this beauty was hidden away on our 3rd floor (finished attic) in the guest bedroom. I decided that it was the perfect touch to my family room "makeover" that went from primitives to cottage chic. I have often seen quilts and coverings draped over armoire doors and thought I would give it a try. I love the way it has warmed up the room. Layering is so much fun!

27 comments:

  1. That is a beautiful "work of art" that you will treasure always.

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  2. How absolutely wonderful! Beverly sure knew what she was doing when she created a place for all of us "pinkies" to congregate and share our "pinkness".

    Happy Mother's Day to you. I hope you find yourself surrounded by those you love, good food, and a gentle peace in your ♥. We don't need to be a mother to know a mother's life. After all we all started out with a mom, didn't we?☺

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  3. Your quilt is lovely and such a treasure to have. I have several quilts that my Great Grandma made with the little hands of my Grandma, who is now 95. I treasure them.

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  4. What a beautiful quilt. Love how you have it displayed.
    The picture of your home is beautiful. Have a wonderful PINK day!

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  5. Very nice! This quilt is called a Dresden Plate. How lucky you are to have something so lovingly stitched for you!

    I am enjoying your blog. Thank you.

    Wendy

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  6. I love your beautiful quilt! What a special heirloom. It's beautiful and displayed in a wonderful way! It's really something special!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

    Happy Mother's Day!
    Hugs and Blessings,

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  7. You're very fortunate to have some of your grandmother's quilts. And there's some of your grandfather there too! That really makes them special. I enjoyed seeing the pink quilt...it's beautiful!

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  8. What a beautiful quilt and a wonderful legacy!

    Happy Pink Saturday!
    Erin :)

    http://www.fairiemoon.typepad.com/fairiemoon/

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  9. What an amazing work of art! A gift to treasure, to be sure. I love the circle pattern on pink. My husband's grandmother gave us a beautiful white and creme colored quilt when we got married. My husband won't let me put it out until our kiddo gets older!! ;p
    BTW, we're BIG Pinkalicious fans, too.
    Mrs. Petrie @ casapetrie.com

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  10. Your wedding quilt is gorgeous and what a special keepsake, Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Mothers Day too, Char

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  11. Beautiful and very special quilt and a wonderful post for pink Saturday. Happy mothers day too.

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  12. Hey!!! What the heck am I supposed to use now to cover up with on my annual February visit??!! I guess I could look the other way if there were an electric blanket up there next time... I'm just sayin'.

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  13. That is a beautiful quilt! And what a treasure it must be for you. Happy Pink Saturday!

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  14. Happy Pink Saturday and Have a great Mother's Day ~ Susan

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  15. It's a beautiful quilt. I have a Nana that quilts, but she uses the more modern way, via a sewing machine.I still love her work though. Happy Pink Saturday and a Happy Mother's Day to you!

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  16. I'm glad you brought that beauty out to enjoy!

    Blessings,
    Spencer

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  17. what a pretty quilt. Things that pretty and meaningful need to be out for others to enjoy.

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  18. Valerine,

    What an absolutely stunning quilt. I love quilts. I have them everywhere in the house, especially pink and green pastel ones. I love pink as you might have guessed.

    I hope you have a great weekend and enjoy your Pink Saturday.

    xo Cathy

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  19. I was going to say, Dresden Plate but someone else beat me to it! Happy Mother's day

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  20. That quilt is beautiful. I had quilts years ago but I've handed them down to special friends and now I find myself without quilts. I need to start collecting them again!

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    (¸.·´ (¸.·´ Happy Pink Saturday
    Deanna :D

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  21. Hi Valerie! Thanks for coming by my blog! YES we do have a lot in common!! Other than what you mentioned on my blog, I see that we BOTH collect Willow Tree and have school desks. I am so pleased to meet you, and I am adding you to my sidebar daily reads! Thanks again, and have a very blessed Mother's Day!

    Hugs,
    Rebecca

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  22. Oh, and I meant to comment on your blog post! What a sweet story about the grandparents! How sweet that he helped her with her quilting. What a special wedding gift for sure, that you will always treasure.

    Blessings,
    Rebecca

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  23. What a pleasure to have such a fantastic piece. I actually have a quilt that my grandfather quilted for me! It is a real treasure of mine. Happy Mother's Day.

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  24. It's beautiful, and such a special treasure because it was handmade for you with love. How neat that your grandpa helped your grandma quilt! Do you think you'll ever try it? My grandma knits and crochets. I've crocheted, but can't get knitting down! ;)
    Happy pink Saturday!

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  25. Happy Mother's Day. Love the pinkness. The quilt is so lovely and I concur with the added beauty that it was made of love as a gift for you makes it even more of a treasure. Reading about your grandfather helping his wife make the quilts reminds me that true love transcends everything (including stereotypes. Hope you are having a great day.

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  26. WOW!!! Such a beautiful gift that you will always treasure. I love quilts and this one is a beauty. Thanks for sharing. I am late, but happy pink day!
    Debby

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. Your kind words are appreciated! As Mother Teresa said, "Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love."

Valerie