Thursday, July 9, 2009

Dad's Quilt FINALLY Done!

IMG_7668x Dad's Quilt finally completed
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...
IMG_7663x Corner of Dad's QuiltIMG_7664x Back of Dad's Quilt
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!

10 comments:

juanita de la vega said...

Gorgeous! Your father will treasure! You are so talented in all the things you do!

Terri Kahrs said...

Carolyn, this quilt is GOR-geous! You have such patience and talent! I'm sure that your Dad will cherish this beautiful quilt - so meaningful and each stitch sewn with lots of love. What a special gift! Hugs, Terri xoxo

vintagepix said...

Thanks, juanita & Terri - I probably should clarify that this was meant to be a faster quilt pattern, but a variety of things slowed down its production! :D

juanita de la vega said...

Carolyn, thanks for stopping by! Yes, that big old house it's a typical italian farm house, (by the way, it's on sale; but too expensive, because they sell also the lands around it!) I looked and dreamed about it, since we bought our house,and I open the window and see it, eighteen years ago, looking how it's caming down, makes my heart break. Hope some fortunate will redo it.

fiberdance said...

beautiful quilt-much bigger than an ATC-hey?

vintagepix said...

@Juanita - so hard to watch beautiful old buildings fall into disrepair.

Everyone should go look at the photo in question on Juanita's blog http://lita-gattochepesca.blogspot.com/2009/07/corner-view-where-to-reflect_07.html (Click on the image and look at the house in the distance on the hillside)

@Kathi -Thanks!, if ATCs were this size we'd never have anything to trade :D

Cheryl said...

It's wonderful Carolyn! And I love the pic of your dad with it!

vintagepix said...

Thanks, Cheryl - My mom's quilt will be the same pattern but look completely different because she picked a fabric with tropical flowers and fruit.

shirley said...

wow wow wow your quilt is beautiful!

vintagepix said...

Thanks, Shirley!

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