Wednesday, January 02, 2013

The Quilts of Christmas 2012: One

Back in the spring, when I finished Pictures at an Exhibition, I showed it to my daughter and she loved it. This was unusual; Sherry generally appreciates the workmanship that goes into my quilts, but the Civil War fabrics just aren't to her taste. Her enthusiasm for Pictures made me think that a queen quilt in similar style would make a good Christmas gift for Sherry and Chris.  

So I started hunting for fabrics with people and characters on them. My friends were helpful, donating bits and pieces here and there; the fabric shop was helpful as well. I needed thirty-six blocks, and I wanted the featured individual to be different in each block. 

The bedroom has white furniture and peach walls there there are blue accents here and there. I had a wonderful time making this quilt, which I gave to my daughter and her husband along with a set of white flannel sheets.






7 comments:

Jean Burke said...

I'm sure she loved it - it is terrific! Love the different folks in each block - great idea!

Lori said...

I love it! I hope she did!@!

Janet O. said...

So much fun to make a personalized gift like this. It looks great, Nancy!

LizA. said...

Love it. The simplicity of the setting really shows off the center blocks and each one is so unique.

Barbara Anne said...

Wow! What a great modern quilt with perfect colors and a delicious variety of fabrics! Well done!!

Isn't it just the best when you have a good idea for a special quilt and it turns out just as just as wonderful as can be and perfectly suited to its new owner?

Hugs!

Bobbi said...

Blackberry seems to approve, also!

Frog Quilter said...

I like this idea.