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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

For George

trees and birds quilt

My dear friend George has a new grandniece who needs a quilt. Of course I'm happy to make one for her!

George and I have known each other for about 14 years. He worked with me long ago and we argued all the time ... and we still do. He is a sailor and the reason my kids got started sailing, he enrolled C. in her first class, and has supported all the kids as they grow in the sport. George has also been extremely helpful to me over the last few months and has been very loyal and supportive. He's family, and I'm so glad to have him.

So George has a new grandniece and he asked me to make her a quilt.

trees and birds quilt detail

The inspiration for this quilt was actually the backing fabric. The map is really cute and sweet. I used those colors for the strips on the front and then appliqued trees made from minky with brown polka-dot trunks and branches, mimicing the tree fabric on the frontside. The birds are stitched on ... three of them because the new family has three people in it ... Mommy, Daddy, and baby.

trees and birds quilt front, binding, backside

The map fabric is very cool. You'd think it'd be neat to use for a boy, huh? Well ...

trees and birds quilt backside

Look at the names of the places! Sparkle, Fairy, Glitter, etc. No, not for a boy!

Enjoy.

trees and birds quilt backside detail

4 comments:

  1. Who makes that backing fabric? It's adorable!

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  2. Oh yes, I think I need to know where to find that fabric as well. Adorable quilt! I love the little trees and that fabric at the top with the trees. mmmmmm

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  3. THAT is absolutely beautiful. Just when I think you can't possibly make a more gorgeous quilt than the last one, you go and prove me wrong. I LOVE this.

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  4. I'm so glad to hear that you have some great support.

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