So, I do a lot of sewing that ends up at my neighbor's house. Two quilts for her boys when they were born, one for her, the TARDIS and the Millennium Falcon as gifts she commissioned.... so she and I had discussed how I was shamefully neglecting her hubby -and what I should make for him.
He is a hockey player - but a jersey quilt was not going to be realistic because of the types of fabrics involved.
He is a Boston Bruins fan - so perhaps a logo quilt?
I pondered this for nearly a year. I even acquired a panel of an ice rink to stash away for a backing when I was ready for it.
Aurifil threads came in handy - adding some dimension to this essentially three color top without taking over. There was a black based variegated on the top and a primarily slate blue variegated on the back.
Saturday was his birthday - so "Wraparound" was given to him then. I wasn't there -so don't know how he feels with my interpretation of his beloved team... but now their family of quilts is complete.
Unless I make one for their dog?
Monday, March 31, 2014
Sunday, March 30, 2014
I had seen the pattern on the website All People Quilt, and had been visualizing it, collecting the "camera body" fabrics, and collaborating with a photographer friend for the photographs of RIT. There are 20 different photos from well known sights on campus, different buildings, seasons, events and landmarks.
The orange is our school color, so I put in one orange camera and a narrow orange strip between the body and the border - and the tag on the back is a "Polariod" of my co-conspirator and I.