Thursday, July 9, 2009
Dad's Quilt FINALLY Done!
Blogged for Fiber Arts Fridays
I did actually finish this earlier this year, but didn't officially sew the label on and give my dad his very belated multi-year birthday/Christmas present until this week. Thanks goodness my parents are patient (because my mom is still waiting on hers)!
This is a throw quilt, approximately 65x70", pieced & quilted on my Bernina. The pattern is a hexagonal block design from Maxine Rosenthal's book One Block Wonders. I had previously been doing Bethany Reynolds' hexagonal Stack'n'Whack quilts, but those required choosing an accent fabric to coordinate with the main fabric, which was often the most difficult step in the whole process! One Block Wonders can be made with just one main fabric (though I did choose to put an accent stripe around the border because I happened to have some matching solid green cotton). When I started this quilt several years ago, I did write down the name of the fabric line, but don't ask me where that information is now! I think it was from a Tracy Porter line for Joann Fabrics...
The backing is some vaguely Art Nouveau pattern that I bought on clearance some years ago and have been meaning to use for ages. I'm hoping to get Mom's quilt finished a lot faster. Really!