Chapters

12 March 2014

The Retirement Quilt

Some friends have asked what ever became of my "retirement gift" quilt.
I almost ended up having no images of this quilt since I finished it at 10:00 PM on thenight before it was to be gifted. These images, while not perfect, nor complete, were taken in a friend's office just before I took the quilt down to the "retirement boy". It looks smaller in the images becuase of the darker outer border, but it is a queen sized quilt.

                    
My good friend Keri Stone from Island Quilting on Orcas Island did a wonderful job of quilting it - as she always does!

Below: A great circular pattern that Keri used to define the 25 patch blocks - see more below for how this looks on the reverse side.   


I love the feathers!


These are some of my favorite details. 
Keri used a somewhat circular pattern (one of my new favorites) in the 25 patch areas.
 I love how they made the blocks 'pouf' just a bit on the right side!
The featherwork just makes such a beautiful dfference. The recipient LOVED the fleece backing. It's a rich chestnut color- most like the image above.
Our wonderful friend (he was our best man) who is beginning a new chapter. 
 I know that it will be amazing!





2 comments:

  1. the retiree looks content with his amazing gift of fabric and design and time you gifted him.
    thanks for showing how it was quilted and the great backing choice too !

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  2. I swear I think I'd ship a quilt all the way across country to Keri if I need one longarmed! That's beautiful!

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