Monday, June 13, 2011

Show and Tell

Damask Rose quilt by Pam and Lintott enlarged 4 times the original.
 Mnay of you have seen different photos of the blocks going into this quilt.  The original pattern is called Damask Rose and came from the book Layer Cake, Jelly Roll and Charm Quilts by Pam and Nicky Lintott.  It was a lap quilt.  Enlarging it was one of those mathematical things.  The quilt is actually 4 x the size of the original.  I do not work in muted florals very often but really do like how it turned out.  The binding was not on this quilt when the photo were taken.  The binding is made up of all the fabrics.  Each piece is 12 inches long, so piecing the binding took more hours that I thought it would.  The person receiving this quilt is delighted with it and that is what counts most.
Kevin's design using embroidered blocks stitched by his dad.

This quilt is a project for Kevin, my father-in-law, and me.  Each of us did part of the quilt.  I still have to do the hand sewing on the binding, but that will wait for a couple of weeks.  The scrapiness comes from the fact that the blocks were all cut for other projects.  (Obviously Kevin and I did not count when we were cutting them.)

Now that Kevin is going to fine furniture building school later this summer, I don't think he will be making many more quilts, so this one is special.  Hope his long time friend loves it.

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