Thursday, August 20, 2009

Red vs. Blue

I made this quilt for my husband for Christmas. He had been asking for "his very own" quilt for sometime and when I saw this pattern in American Patchwork Quilting (Issue: April 2006) I knew he would love it: Double Irish Chain

I love the way this quilt turned out. It is one of my proudest quilts. I had a few late nights trying to finish it in time for Christmas morning and a few naughty expletives over all my seams matching up. But in the end. I just love it. Machine quilting done by Ella, and she can attest to the swearing and late nights, she was there!!

I collected the fabric for this quilt for about 6 months. Fabric collecting is one of my favorite aspects of the quilting process. I love to find fabric on sale, and most of my fabrics I found on the sale rack.

I love how the colors seem to be at war with each other. In Utah, there is a huge Utah (red) vs. BYU (blue) rivalry and while I was making this quilt it was football season; a daily reminder.

10 comments:

Barb said...

I am sure your husband was thrilled to receive it for it is wonderful

Ella said...

I really love that quilt! I need to make one one day , when I have forgotten what a pain in the ars it was. I was there for every swear word, it was not a pretty sight.

Amy said...

That quilt is AMAZING!!! I love it.

Diane said...

Thanks for stopping by my Blog, I sure love that quilt that must have taken forever. I am in California, but my daughter and son-in-law live in Utah with baby Amelie. Her Blog is enterpinkdoor.blogspot.com
Stop by and visit her.
Hugs, Diane

Fahrenheit 350° said...

Of course you were swearing! Look at all those tiny little pieces! Okay sister, when are we going to work on MY quilting project?

Thimbleanna said...

It's BEAUTIFUL Pam! I've always loved triple Irish chains. I have an antique one that is pieced like yours -- usually you see them with a solid block of something in the middle.

Molly @ Star Cottage said...

Wow! What a pattern! I love it, the colors are fabulous.

Mrs. Organic said...

Oh wow! This is stunning. So nice to meet you too. See you next week?

Liz said...

Beautiful. What a great gift.

Rebekah said...

this is a gorgeous quilt! Those are some tiny squares, too...I'm in awe :)

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