Thursday, November 6, 2008

A Quilt For Someone Special

After getting home last night from work I was trying to decide what quilt to work on next. I have tons I want to do eventually but decided on one for a young man that I grew attached to last summer on our Canada trip. He is a young man, 26 I believe, that has had heartache in his life already, he was engaged to a young woman who was killed in a car wreck. You can still see it in his eyes, and I think that is why I took such a liking to him. He felt comfortable with me too, he asked me to cut his hair, I patched his jeans when he ripped them, and he even took me for a ride on his 4-wheeler. Anyway, when we got home from our trip I decided he needed a quilt to remind him of the Canada trip and so I got online and ordered these Batiks that I thought would be perfect. Since he didn't get a bear, he will have a quilt with bears that will remind him of Canada.

Now, I don't like batiks, but these are very soft and not stiff like the batiks I had tried in the past. The pattern is a very simple one from "American Patchwork & Quilting" October 08 issue and they did the quilt in brights. Don't you love how the bears look like they are marching across the fabric. I think Chris will enjoy this quilt and it will be a fun reminder of his Bear Hunting Vacation.

I love the colors of the blues and the brown and will have lots leftover when the quilt is done. No border on this one, just a dark binding that will frame it. I will post a pix when it is completed.
This is just a pix of some of the strips that are still stitting on the cutting table. It sure reminds me of the colors of the woods in Canada.


Milah said...

What a nice thing to do! I'm sure he will love it! I have never worked with batiks, I think that might be a refreshing change for me sometime. I look forward to seeing the finished product.

Jan said...

Beautiful thought and beautiful quilt. OOOOHHHHH! Love the scraps. Will send you by email a pattern for a scrap PIG. Would be great in those left over Batiks.

Jean said...

This is awesome fabric, love the bears. I like working with batiks, but they don't always have the give of cottons.

Can't wait to see this one finished.