Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Dark days...

This picture is not very good- we have had such dark, rainy days here, lately. It's just not the best weather for taking pictures. Believe it or not, this quilt is actually brighter than it appears, here! No, really. I made it for my second son, Daniel. He turned 16 this past weekend. (I guess 16 is a big deal wether you are a boy or a girl. We put Joe off of getting his driver's license until he was 17 and we might do that for Daniel, as well. Not that they aren't responsible boys...er, young men, but this just gives them a little more time to save up for that lovely car insurance.)

Anywho, the quilt blocks were made from "Talking Quilts." Have you seen these? They are blocks with sayings printed on them- ones about mom's, sisters, friends, babies, adoption- even pets. They come pre-printed on 3" or 9" blocks. The one I choose for Daniel was the ones having scripture on them. There were 15 blocks in the set and I was going to eliminate 3 of them so there would be an even dozen- you know, three across and four down... but I couldn't decide which ones to kick to the curb... I mean, how exactly does one do that? Seemed a tad blasphemous, silly, I know. So all 15 went in and it is a "bit" wigger joggy, but... OK. Daniel carries a little Bible around in his back pocket so I thought he would be appreciative. The quilt measures about 50"x50." Big enough for your lap- but a nice size for the wall across from his bed. Too bad the quilting isn't visible in this picture, because that was my favorite part of this quilt- A little meander around the stars and the borders I treated like a 4-patch. I did these ferny things... All in orange, of course. It was quite fun to do a quilt in my favorite color for someone else! Daniel is a big Chicago Bears fan, and their colors are orange and navy blue.

I was a big nervous about whether he would like it... Needn't have been. Daniel has these huge eyes that wrap around the side of his head- pharoh-like. Well, they got real big and his jaw dropped. I gave myself a mental high-five at that very moment.

I've been building houses this week. Lots of houses... I'll try to take a picture and show you later! Have a great day!


7 comments:

Carrie said...

Love the quilt, you did a great job! I'll have to check into those pre-printed blocks, they sound really cool!
Hope you're having a good day!
God bless :)

Peni said...

I LIKE the jigger-walky. And I love the fact that your fear of the Lord is so deeply seeded that you cannot toss scripture to the sidewalk.

Glad Daniel like it, too. I'm sure he truly appreicates the theme, the work and the colors.

XOXO mama

teelduo said...

I think it is very beautiful. OXOX

Julia said...

This is such a great quilt. Where do you get the pre-printed blocks? What a blessing to have a teenage son carry his scriptures in his back pocket!!! You must be a fantastic mama!!

Good said...

I love reading about your children. You have a great family.

atet said...

What a great quilt! I've seen those pre-printed blocks but I LOVE your setting for them. Wigger joggy (love that phrase!) or not -- it's perfect. And, um, since I'm from the Chicago area (damp as we are right now) -- GO BEARS! (and happy b-day to your young man too!)

Amy a.k.a. dragonryder4 said...

I love this quilt , orange is my favirote colour :)