Amy at Park City Girl had a great idea to organize this online quilt festival, complete with great prizes! (and you know me, I can’t turn down anything that provides fabric as a prize!)
It’s hard for me to pick a favorite quilt, so instead I’m going with my favorite quilt story. I originally posted this after Christmas, and honestly, every time I think about it, I still laugh.
(as posted 12/29/2008)
This year my family each selected just one person to buy gifts for. I ended up with my brother, and before you think that I just forced my love of quilts on a 29 year old guy, let me preface this by saying that he had previously mentioned that he’d like a quilt (though maybe he was just being nice!)
I used the orange Amy Butler striped fabric for the majority of the binding, and also pieced in a few other prints from the quilt top because I really do love a pieced binding.
(Once I finished quilting it I just couldn’t resist taking it outside in the snow)
Now I must tell you a little bit about my brother. We tease Ryan for his OCD tendencies – he really likes everything to be straight and to line up correctly, and he does love everything to be clean (let’s not tell him I had his quilt out in the snow!). We discovered that he has a real issue with blankets or quilts when he can’t tell which end is the top. In his opinion, you should always have your feet at the same end of the blanket so you’re never putting your face next to the side where your feet may have been. (Personally, I don’t care, and maybe that just means I’m the one with the problem!)
Maybe you have to know him to find this as funny as I do, but I really got a kick out of making the back of this quilt -
And it looks like he’s pretty happy with it as well…
Merry Christmas Ryan! May your head never be where your feet have been…
Recently I stopped over at Ryan’s house (you know, to check up on the quilt – make sure it’s being used…) I didn’t see it on the couch so of course I had to ask. Apparently ever since I gave it to him he’s been using it on his bed, rather than as a throw on the couch (had I known that I would have made a bigger quilt for him!). I commented that perhaps the arrow wasn’t necessary then. He turned and looked at me like I was crazy and said “I look at the arrow every day – how else would I know how to make the bed?!”
Well, I’m glad to hear the arrow is serving its purpose…
Hope you all have a great weekend!
(oh, and yes, the Far Far Away quilt is finished, and I love it!)