Thursday, October 29, 2009

One done, a bunch to go

I started this quilt quite a while ago for my friend Rosie. She loves blues and so I tried sticking with blues for her quilt. Tropical Blues seemed an apt name for it. The back features fabric she had given me when she moved to Hawaii. The center part was a nine-patch pizzazz, which I then grew a bit to make it a queen.

My quilt holder uppers, Dale and Jim, didn't do a very good job--so she took the picture of it on their queen bed.


pirate said...

this quilt layout is *awesome*. Lately, I have noticed (at shows) that quilts look lovely hanging up on a flat surface but then ... if they ever made it to a bed, the design integrity would be lost.

Contrarily, quilts that were *designed* for a bed, as this one so obviously is, looks odd hanging up BUT when you put them on a bed, the design genius shows up!

I love, love, love the way the 9-patch pizzazz fits the horizontal surface of the bed and the wonderful borders you added drape wonderfully across the pillow, down the sides & foot of the bed.

This is just one awesome quilt. Aside: blue would fit nicely in my home as well. :-)

ROZ said...

What a lovely quilt. It's really difficult to match blues successfully, but you did it so well.

Rosie said...

This is Rosie, the very lucky recipient of the beautiful quilt! Hilda has been my BFF since the early 1980's, and it's been amazing to watch her quilting skills grow and blossom.

I have to confess that I have always had a strong preference for symmetrical quilt patterns, but this quilt just knocked my socks off when we put it on our bed. It's soft, comfy to sleep under, just the right weight and feel.

Since I've never posted a comment on any blog, and may not do so again for a long time, I will also tell a tale out of school on Hilda.

When we both lived in rural Colorado, we occasionally took some crafting classes together (basketry, etc). When I invited Hilda to take a beginner's quilting class with me in Pueblo, she declined, saying she didn't see that she would ever be into quilting. I took the class, which wasn't all that, and I'm still a novice quilter. But every now and then I like to give Hilda some grief about her "not ever getting into quilting". ;-) I am so glad that she did, and I am happy to benefit from her generosity. Plus I so enjoy using our quilt, made with love by a good friend, every day.