This quilt for Jacob is his present for going away to college--even though he hasn't decided which school that will be. I decided that I should make a color scheme that a man would like, and not a bunch of mixed colors. I got the idea for the block from Gwen Marston's book Liberated Quiltmaking II. You can see more about this quilt on my blog
Saturday, July 2, 2011
This quilt is made up of Irish quotes, sayings and slang. The flower I found under Irish flowers ( sorry I do not have a name) the . It grows low to the ground and than the bloom pops up a bit like a crownf. The flower was fused on to the quilt and thread painted. I add a few beads and some dried foliage for effects. The Irish words were hand printed with a fabric marker. Machine quilting brought it together. Size is 24 inches by 24 inches.
I was apprehensive about the Irish theme in June. Being a free spirit I went into create mode. It was great fun looking everything up. There is is even a quote from Sandra Bullock and one from Gregory Peck. I totally enjoyed this challenge. I have never been to Ireland, however my Great Grandfather was born there.:)
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