It's Friday again, and you know what that means - it's time to get our whoop whoop on!!! It's been a great week here - I absolutely love fall, and this week has been a great example of the best of it. Lots of sewing, cool weather, the occasional pumpkin spice latte - life doesn't get much better than that!
This week I've got an old finish, but I couldn't show it to you until now - it was a 50th birthday present for someone and he just received it!
You may remember seeing this one in progress a couple of months ago...
|And the only shot of the back I have!|
My friend Tracy commissioned this quilt for her husband. She collected up 30 photographs of him and their family, everything from shots of him as a young child to pictures of their grandchildren.
I adjusted the color on all the pictures to sepia tone, which coordinated well with the Kona colors that she chose for the background. Each picture was printed out on fabric at 6" square, or as close to it as I could get.
I cut strips of each color in different widths and built modified log cabin blocks around the pictures. I didn't want the pictures to be in rows straight across the quilt, so they aren't centered in each block.
A random meander around the pictures, and some invisible thread to tack down the pics so it will hold up during washing, and it's finished! I bound it with scraps of the background colors, and the backing, as you could see above, is large squares of the background fabrics.
The man who received the quilt came up to me on Sunday and gave me a big hug! He said he loved it, and he cried when he saw the whole thing. What a compliment!!
So - - - can I get a whoop whoop??
And I know you are all wondering who won the What Shade Are You blog hop giveaway - a fat quarter bundle of the beautiful colors I used to make this quilt...
I really enjoyed reading all of your questions and answering a lot of them! I think my favorite question was, "If your life had a theme song, what would it be?" It's always fun to see what people are thinking about.
But enough of that - let's get down to business! I consulted with Little Miss Random, and she said....
Number 179 turns out to be Kathy, who said...
Yet another really great question! For me, it's bagpipes, as long as they are being played by a man in a kilt!
Just sayin'..... ;-)
So congratulations, Kathy! I'll be contacting you by email about your goodies!
And now it's your turn!
What are you whooping about this week?
|I've been watching The Walking Dead this week - this seemed appropriate!|
What's got you dancing the happy dance?
Share - because we want to dance with you!
And it's always more fun to dance with friends!
The party will stay open until Sunday midnight -
Hope to see you there!