Happy Birthday Nanette!!!

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Today is our mom (Nanette's) birthday. To celebrate, the two of us (Natalie and Shelbie) decided to post pictures of quilts that our mom has made for us.

Natalie is going to go first in the show and tell about our favorite quilts that our mom made for us.
When any of us graduate from college, my mom makes us a graduation quilt. So far, a grand total of 2 of us have one. My graduation quilt really highlights the aesthetic that I loved at that time. I loved bright colors, and the star shape, so my mom quilted pieced stars into baskets with a star border. Before she took it to get quilted, she asked the family to come up with words that describe me, and had the quilter put these words into the border. It turned out so cute, and is very special to me.









The second quilt is a circle/square quilt that I had my mom make special for me 3 years ago. For weeks and weeks, I picked out my 'favorite' fabrics from my mom's stash - and found a pattern from one of her books. She put it together without any complaining or agonizing over fabric choices. I love having it on my bed now.


Now, I'll let Shelbie tell about her favorite quilt that our mom has made for her.


My (Shelbie) favorite quilt is also my graduation quilt. My mom tried to make this whole quilt about me. She pieced together individual squares that described me/reminded her of me, or described my talents. As with Natalie, she also had my siblings come up with words that described me, but unlike Natalie- she had the words quilted over the actual squares.

Here are some close-ups of some of my favorite squares --click on the picture to the right to enlarge-- my mom told me that the girl on the right reminded her of me , because I used to have tea parties a lot as a child. Something that cracks me up about the quilt is that in the yellow squares on the left, you can see television sets - which as my mom says, were supposed to be microwaves (which were my emphasis in college - note: not microwave ovens).

To us, these quilts represent a kind and generous mother. On who is willing to share her talents with her daughters, friends, and even strangers. We you enjoyed seeing some other quilts that our mom (Nanette) made! Be sure to wish her a happy birthday -

Natalie & Shelbie
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Darlene said...

Beautiful quilts, girls and thank you for sharing!

Happy, happy birthday, Nanette. I'm sure your family made it a very special day!

www.potsandpins.com said...

Hi! And Happy Birthday! It's a rare thing that I get to "meet" another Nanette! A friend forwarded your blog to me and I LOVE it! You are an inspiration! So thanks!

Erin said...

Happy Birthday Nanette! I love that you made special quilts for your girls and personalized it so nicely!

I didn't know it was your birthday...but, I have a confession to make! I sent you something yesterday - and now I'm happy that it can be a Birthday Present and a Thank You present! Hope you had a great day!

Busty LaRue said...

Your mom did such a good job on those quilts! And they are so beautiful.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NANETTE! Hope you had a fabulous day!

Simply This That and the Other said...

Happy Birthday Girl! Hope you had a HAPPY HAPPY DAY!!!!! What awesome daughters you have. Awesome post girls! XXOO ~jodi

Stephanie said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Nanette! What thoughtful daughters you have. I know they will treasure their quilts forever.

erica e said...

i love these colorful quilts! what a wonderful mother. happy birthday to nanette!

Kairle said...

Happy birthday, Nanette!!! What wonderful daughters you have! And how lucky they are to have you as their mother!!! I hope you had a special day!

Sarah and Jack said...

Hapde Burfday!
What beautiful quilts.

Linda said...

Happy Birthday Nanette, I hope your day is filled with all that you love and adore.

Catherine said...

Happy Birthday, Nanette! The quilts you made your girls are fabulous! Hope you have a wonderful day.

Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday, Nanette!
Such beautiful quilts--the love just shines through!

Lola said...

Happy Birthday Nanette!! Mother of Many...Queen of Quilting....you are fun, and inspiring! (You have raised some pretty great girls too!)
Pass the cake please!

Jeanne said...

Sending Happy Birthday wishes your way, Nanette! Hope you have a special day. Beautiful quilts you made for your daughters.

PamKittyMorning said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NANETTE!

Ginger Patches said...

Happy Birthday Nantette!!! What lovely quilts and so sweet the way you personalized them :) Thank you Natalie and Shelbie for sharing them with us!

jlk said...

Happy Birthday, Nanette! I hope my girls appreciate my quilting as they get older as much as your girls do.

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day. I love the quilt tribute, a great way to honour a mother.

eileen said...

You have done a beautiful job bringing up these lovely women. :) Happy happy birthday Nanette! Hope it is full of nice surprises.

Carolyn J. said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, NANETTE!!!
You have been blessed with lots of quilting talent and 2 gracious, kind daughters.
Hope your day is a special one.
Carolyn J.

Mary said...

Happy, Happy, Birthday. Very sweet ... very gracious daughters you have there.

PURPLE AND PAISLEY said...

happy birthday, nanette! post for you on my blog...=)

PURPLE AND PAISLEY said...

p.s. nice job, girls...you're sweeties!...=)

Daisys Little Cottage said...

How very, very,very fortunate you are to have such a talented mother! They are all gorgeous. My favorite one is the circle square. What a blessing to have such memories and heirlooms to pass along.
smiles,
DarLy*~

Karen said...

Happy Happy Birthday Nanette dear, Happy days will come to you all year, If I had a wish then it would be, a Happy Happy Birthday to you from me!

Your girls were great to do this for you (they probably get that from their mom;).

Lily Boot said...

happy happy birthday Nanette! And how loved you must feel with these gorgeous girls around! And what pretty, pretty quilts! What a lovely post!

michelle said...

Happy Birthday to my sister and friend. Loved the quilts you made for the girls. The girls are as special as the quilts. So glad you had a great day. Much love to you.

Julia said...

Thanks for sharing, you are both as sweet and kind as your mother!

Happy, Happy Birthday, Nanette!!!!!

Thimbleanna said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Nanette! You have some VERY lucky daughters to have such a talented mother!

Silver Scissor Quilts said...

Happy Birthday! We share the same birthday! Anyway, your kids are so lucky to have you.

Penny said...

Happy Birthday Nanette! I really love that circle and square quilt you made!

Kim said...

Oh Nanette - we're lost twins :) My bday is June
1st also!!!! I hope you had a wonderful day. Cupcakes look great but we had iced coffee and smores for lunch here on Sunday-lol