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Tuesday, 30 June 2020

A Quilt for Lily

        For anyone who knows Miriam, either personally, or via this blog, it will come as no surprise that as soon as we learned that Heather was pregnant, she resolved to make a quilt for the new baby - and we knew it would be a girl.


     A couple of years ago, before she was even married, Heather had brought over an afghan she had been crocheting to ask a little advice of Miriam, and it involved creating a border for a piece made of hexagons, a shape Heather liked. Miriam remembered this and incorporated that shape into the quilt she made for Lily.


     No doubt a charge of bias could be levelled against me, but I think Miriam did a remarkable job, and created a work of great beauty, with precision and attention to detail that is second to none.
     Heather was thrilled. But best of all Lily liked it too!


     We hope that she will enjoy it as much as she appears to be doing here for many years to come.
     The term "Labour of Love" may be a little overworked; this quilt truly was!

69 comments:

  1. The work is, indeed, of a special beauty.

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  2. Hello David!
    Such a nice thought from Miriam to make this gorgeous quilt for little Lily!
    Like the fabrics and the pattern of the quilt! Thank you for sharing! Enjoy your day!
    Dimi...

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  3. The quilt is a masterpiece, and Lily is darling!

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  4. Hello,

    Miram made a beautiful quilt for Lily! I am sure it will be treasured. Take care, Enjoy your day!

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  5. I love the quilt, with its predominant pink colours, and I greatly admire Miriam's multi-talents: photographic, culinary, sewing etc..
    May God give her long years of creative activity!

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  6. The quilt is gorgeous, just right for lovely princess Lily. I'm sure she will enjoy growing up with it, bedded on roses, and it will be an absolute family treasure. Kudos to Miriam and blessings for Lily! Hugs, Valerie

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  7. Those colors are so beautiful and her workmanship divine. Love that you showed the back of the quilt. The piecing is always the showstopper but a lot of the work is the actual back quilting, I think! Well done -- I know it will be loved forever.

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  8. It's beautiful - delicate colours and so neatly and expertly worked. And it's fun too.

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  9. The quilt was beautifully made, David. Miriam makes wonderful quilting. Lily is a lucky girl!

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  10. Beautiful, made with love and I am sure will become a treasured heirloom.

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  11. Hi both,
    What a remarkable quilt, so very well done Miriam, and best of all the correct colour and Lilly appears to really love it.
    You both stay safe and well
    John

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  12. La colcha está bellamente confeccionada y además con todo el amor del mundo, ¡más imposible de pedir! Es un privilegio para Lily y una gran satisfacción para su mama. Mis felicitaciones a Miriam por ese grandioso y bello detalle.
    Un fuerte abrazo querido amigo y compadre David.

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  13. Hari OM
    outstanding work! YAM xx

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  14. Beautiful! Miriam did a wonderful job creating this masterpiece. Well done, Miriam.

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  15. You may indeed be biased, but you are also right. Emphatically right.
    What a treasure Miriam has created, for the brand new treasure that is Lily.

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  16. Miriam, what a great work you made. The pattern, the colours it is wonderful and good to see Lily enjoys it as well.
    Regards,
    Roos

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  17. This quilt is beautiful, and beautifully done. I'm a bit prejudiced on finishes, and I'm so happy to see it is finished and bound exactly as I do/would have done. No distracting borders, just sew it to the edge and bind it. Done. Beautiful, Miriam.

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  18. Such a lovely precious sight!

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  19. Hola Amigos, buenas noches! a true labor of love of Miriam for the sweet newborn Lily. Hmm.. i think that style is called patchwork and it's very pretty. Cozy and warmth.

    Have a beautiful night, with peace, joy and love observing that beautiful babygirl.

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  20. A beautiful quilt, beautifully done. I still have a quilt my grandmother and her friends pieced before I was born. It's a pattern called Grandmother's Flower Garden, and it's also done with hexagons. I know that this one will be equally treasured!

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  21. What a wonderful quilt. It was good seeing Lily lying on it as the quilt was a lot larger than I had realised. Miriam is very talented but you already know that.

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  22. Such a lovely quilt for a precious baby! The quilt design wasn't an easy one, and Miriam nailed it. You are blessed and will get some major rocking with singing baby lullabies.

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  23. Simply beautiful!

    Baby AND quilt. And there can be no overworking of the phrase "Labour of Love"!

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  24. Apart from the fact that you are allowed to be biased (in fact, we expect you to be!), the quilt looks really beautiful. It is easy to see how much TLC has gone into making it :)

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  25. A lovely quilt and Miriam certainly created something of lasting beauty. I hope it will be with Lily for many a long year.

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  26. Waaa quel beau travail!Le choix des couleurs est top aussi. Bravo!
    Bonne journée

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  27. Just beautiful!!! Happy week and summer...

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  28. Hi Miriam and David,

    What a beautiful quilt! I love it, pink is my favourite color and Miriam choose lovely patterns and remembered the hexagon shape that Heather likes and made someting wonderful out of it. I'm glad Heather and Lily like it very much (but I think that's obvious). It's very nice that you can create such beautiful pieces of 'art'. And of course David, you can be proud of Miriam.

    All the best from your friend from Holland,
    Marianne

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  29. It certainly is a beauty, both the quilt and baby.

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  30. It’s perfect and so is she.

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  31. Well done Miriam a fabulous job.

    David I seem to be having a problem getting into some of your posts. I am getting a message to say they are not safe and someone is trying to steel info from my computer!!!! It will just not let me see them!

    Stay safe Diane.

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  32. That's a lovely quilt and I also made a blanket for my daughter like this .indeed it's all special

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  33. It’s beautiful! Well done, Miriam.

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  34. David - a lovely backdrop for adorable Lily. Well done, Miriam.

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  35. That is a lot off work!! Miriam did a great job! beautiful quilt for Lily!
    Regards,
    Maria

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  36. Exquiste! It will become an heirloom. I wonder how many quilts Miriam has made? It certainly looks the work of a pro.

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  37. Kudos to Miriam on making a beautiful quily and Lily is a beautiful and lucky baby.

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  38. My mother and my aunts were all quilters and I own many that they created. They are a treasure beyond price to me. I even have one with a hexagonal pattern such as that used by Miriam. Her quilt is beautiful and I'm sure it, too, will be treasured in years to come.

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  39. Good evening David! those updates are never gentle jajaja! Please, do your things calmly, nothing happens. There are a thousand things to do every day, my friend. You know? i
    hardly have a moment for my own blog... and, now i realized that you have a new frontis, it´s very interesting. Thanks for the information of the artist, i will investigate about him, very soon. Thank you very much!
    Greetings to your wife Miriam and family. Enjoy that beautiful summer, here we are below zero.

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  40. Hi David.

    This is really beautiful what Miriam made.
    It is a work of art and beautiful color all together.
    Well done.

    Greetings from Patricia.

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  41. Hi David,
    It must have been a great feeling for Miriam, having the skills to make such a beautiful quilt, to make a very personal present for Heather and Lily.
    Greetings, Kees

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  42. Preciosa labor de Miriam. La colcha en muy linda. A Heather le habrá encantado y enhorabuena por la niña.
    Buen jueves. Cuídate.
    Un abrazo.

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  43. That's a beautiful quilt David. So a beautiful baby with dark hair. I think she likes her quilt. Greetings Caroline

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  44. Es preciosa la colcha, me gusta como le ha quedado ese hermoso trabajo de artesanía.

    Tiene mucho mérito ese trabajo que has hecho, además de su destrza, también ha dejado en él todo su cariño.

    Besos

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  45. Beautiful. Some of the best things are the True Labors of Love.

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  46. Es muy bonita. Muchas felicidades para Miriam y abrazos para los dos.

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  47. The quilt is lovely and the baby is super cute. The last photo is heart-warming.
    Congratulations to the parents and best wishes to all the family!

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  48. The quilt is beautiful. I like the hexagon shape. Great idea. And Lily looks very happy on it.

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  49. This is gorgeous, blanket and baby both!

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  50. beautiful blanket and adorable baby :)

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  51. ...lots of beautiful and exciting things are happening to you and the people important to you! Thanks for sharing.

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  52. Miriam created a work of art that is now a family heirloom. It's gorgeous! Congratulations on the arrival of Lily. A beautiful baby and an equally beautiful name.

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  53. Congratulations for the newborn baby girl ❤︎ The quilt is outstanding work.

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  54. As pretty as the quilt is, the baby is even more beautiful!

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    1. I doubt that anyone would disagree with that assessment.

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  55. A beautiful quilt and such an adorable little one. My girlies, all grown up still cherish the things my mother made them. The quilt will be a lovely heirloom. Congratulations for Baby Lily.

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  56. Congratulation on the new addition! I know this gorgeous quilt will be enjoyed for a very long time :)

    'My Corner of the World' is happy to see you this week! Thanks for linking.

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  57. How adorable is little Lily and gee the little quilt is gorgeous I love the style and colour,hope you have a wonderful day .

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  58. The quilt is lovely.
    Lily is adorable.
    Beautiful photographs.

    All the best Jan

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  59. Such a beautiful quilt and most certainly a true labor of love. This is a wonderful gift to the little girl and her parents.

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  60. Her name is as beautiful as she is. Lily, a name of beauty and hope. And she seem to like the quilt too. Wishing her a good and healthy world to grow up in.

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  61. A perfect quilt, made with love and so beautiful and delicate.
    Hugs and all the best

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