Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A Quilt Lover's ChristmasTablescape



My Mother-in-Law, Leila, who passed away on October 31st, was a 
quilter.  She made us many lovely quilts that we treasure. Although I have 
played around with three Christmas tablescapes now, I have decided to go with
this one because it uses two of my favorite quilts.




This red and white one is draped over the deacon's bench.




This charming quilt is pieced together in what Lee called her French style
quilt (no batting).  Leila loved France and anything that had a French flair.  It took her a 
very long time to cut and piece together all of these little squares.  She made three of
them.  One for each of her two daughters and one for me.  



Leila may have been a social worker by profession, but in her heart she was
an artist.  I hope that this tablescape will bring back many happy memories of her
for her son David.




I love quilts too.  So sweet, so humble, so comforting.

I am joining 

and

Bentley ~ have you found that missing Christmas decoration box yet???

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

23 comments:

  1. What treasures those quilts are - and what a lovely Christmas backdrop yours makes. I love to use things that have deep meaning to the family.

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  2. Susan,
    thats a lovely and festive table and using the quilt makes it a memory maker too..

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  3. How beautiful & to have thee treasure of your Mother's, also. Love your table ...
    Merry Christmas ~
    TTFN~
    Hugs,
    Marydon

    PS GIVEAWAY ends 12/9

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  4. The quilts are so special Susan. I am glad you went with this one.

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  5. I am definitely a quilt lover, but never used them on the table. You set a very pretty table with your vintage things.

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  6. Love the quilts, the gingerbread boy, the napkins and your tree! Most of all I love the sentiment behind this tablescape. Merry Christmas, Susan!

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  7. I love those quilts. What a sweet treasure. I know you will enjoy using them.

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  8. So pretty, Susan. I love it!

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  9. This is such a pretty quilt...how lucky you are to have it to remember her by.

    XO,
    Jane

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  10. what a beautiful quilt your mother in law made you. I am sure she would be happy you are displaying it. and I am sure it will make you feel a little closer to her this season. I am sure she will be missed.

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  11. This is so homey and colorful! Quilts always seem to come with happy memories.

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  12. What a wonderful treasure from your mother in law! Beautiful!

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  13. I love quilts and more so when they are handed down in the family. These are beautiful and I love how you are using them.

    Merry Christmas!
    Sharon & Max

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  14. Ooo! That's a bunch of little squares! I love your table scape. ♥

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  15. lovely quilt and so festive! Happy VTT

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  16. Those quilts are such treasures Susan ~ Enjoy them ~ If there was a treat in those Christmas Boxes I bet Bentley would find them ;-)

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  17. The quilts are amazing. A treasure indeed. Thank you for sharing her beautiful works of art.

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  18. Wonderful! So colorful! I love quilted pieces...love your stocking with the buttons. So cute!
    Ruth

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  19. I'm very sorry for your loss, I didn't know your mom-in-law passed away. It's nice that she leaves behind her art/quilts to be remembered and cherished. I also love quilts! Have a wonderful weekend, and hopefully Bentley will find those missing Christmas boxes!

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  20. You are lucky to have all the quilts left behind. I have more than a dozen crafted by my grandmother and great aunt and I treasure them. Good for you for finding a way to use them.

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  21. So pretty, and such good memories with them. Thank you for sharing them.

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  22. Wonderful setting thanks for or sharing your lovely table!

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  23. Quilts are so special. You can feel the love that goes into them with each stitch. Wonderful table!
    hugs, Linda

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