Monday, December 07, 2015

The Gang's All Here

Honestly, I don't know where November went! Seemed like we were just morning-after-Halloween and now here we are, well into December.

I picked up some quilts from the machinist right before Thanksgiving and now they are all bound and ready for their recipients.

My younger granddaughter Aberdeen doesn't read my blog, so I'm feeling as though it is safe to post this photo. This quilt was begun back in the summer of 2012 during the Olympics, when I organized a swap with a whole lot of other enthusiastic quilters, some of whom live in different countries. It was quilted with a paper-doll design. I suppose the sashing interferes with the idea of all of these diverse children holding hands, but I thought they would show better with some space between them. I love this quilt and I hope Aberdeen does, too. It will be her Christmas present.

Many of the athletes are no longer in the news, such as that cute British guy in the tiny swimsuit at the start of row three. He has a french knot for a belly button. Usain Bolt is in the center of the top row, and that darling American gymnast is somewhere in her purple leotard. I thoroughly enjoyed every step of making this quilt.

My gratitude to Lynn for getting us going on this wonderful idea.


OT Quilter said...

What a wonderful quilt! Your granddaughter will be delighted with all the figures (as am I) and I'm sure it will be treasured.

Quiltdivajulie said...

I love it and I'm quite sure Aberdeen will, too. I LIKE the addition of the sashing . . .

Barbara Anne said...

How delightful this quilt is with the many real-life athletes depicted as well as others filling in the rows just perfectly. Aberdeen will love these paper doll friends keeping her cozy.

Applause, applause!!


Karla said...

I love this! Aberdeen is one lucky girl!!

You amaze me.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I absolutely LOVE this quilt and all that it represents, it is fantastic and perfect for your granddaughter... I just know that she will treasure it always. You're the best!

Janet O. said...

I recall you making this quilt. It is delightful. I think the woman in the kimono was one of my favorites. I had to search to find her. : )

LizA. said...

Oooh, I LOVE this quilt! I remember when you were making and receiving all those lovely people. This turned out GREAT.