Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tyson's Quilt

I finished the quilt I made for my Brother & his family for Christmas. I am pretty sure they don't read this blog so I can share the quilt with you before I mail. I started by calling my SIL and asking what they wanted for Christmas and she said they would love one of my quilts. This was a surprise to me since no one in my family had asked me to make them one. She told me the colors and I sent her a picture of fabrics to make sure she liked them.

For my Bro - 255:365


Most people that don't sew or quilt do not understand how expensive and time consuming it is to make a quilt so I didn't want to make a quilt and not have them like it. That would suck! So once she gave me the go ahead with the fabrics I drew on a piece of paper the half circle for the drunkard path block. I drew out my own since all the downloads avalible were not the size I wanted. I wanted a large block so I would not have to make as many squares. Since I free handed it the block it came out alittle more square than circle but I love it now. I will be making a pdf download available soon so you can make this block to.

Drunkard Path WIP - 261:365


With my parents here for a couple of months I was able with the help of my Mom with the girls to get the top done in a day! It is 54" x 70".

Tyson Quilt


Then the next day was the weekend and I rested since I came down with a bad cold. On Monday I was able to baste and quilt it.

Basting then quilting today!


I decided to spiral quilt in each square/circle and then to do straight lines on each side of the seams on each sides of the rows.

colorful


It is love.

Tyson's Quilt


Here is the back of the quilt you can see the quilting better.

close up of spiral quilting


This quilt is so fun and I think it is on my list next for me to make us one. I already have the fabric picked out for it.

resting


For the back of the quilt I found an Alexander Henry print that is red and aqua which are the main colors of my brothers house and used what I had in my stash. Added in some Kona Azure and Kona Red for the binding to finish it off.

back of quilt


Now I just need to get this folded small and tight to fit in a box to mail it off to my brother so they can get it for Christmas!

folded


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21 comments:

Kate @SwimBikeQuilt said...

Great colors! Great quilt! My brother in law once said, "Um, I hope you are not offended. I don't read your blog." I laughed. I can't believe you have so many left! good luck!!!!

kristastitched said...

it's beautiful! way to go on drafting the block yourself, i just got done messing with 4.25 in finished DP blocks and it was a nightmare! love the prints you used, it turned out so awesome :D

kelly said...

woah!!! i love that! awesome spin on the drunkards path.

Cille said...

Wow... That's a seriously nice quilt. Next year your whole family is going to want a quilt for Christmas LOL

Katy Cameron said...

Oh that looks fab, I'm sure they'll love it!

Jeni said...

So cute Darci! Love your take on the drunkards path! :)

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Very nice and I love the colors you picked.

Diane said...

very cute! Love the colors. :)

angela said...

I love this quilt - especially the colors. I'm with you on the large blocks, too. Can't wait for the PDF.

diane said...

I love the way this turned out and especially love the spiral quilting!

Andrea said...

I love these colors, it has been a beautiful quilt

Hollie said...

Oh Darci, that's gorgeous! They're going to love it!

Debbie said...

oh this is a very fun quilt!

Miss Sews-it-all said...

Beautiful! I love how all the bright colors bounce off each other, nicely done!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Great quilt - they're going to love it!

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Montseta said...

Such a bueatiful quilt! And you are right, most people don't know how expensive and time consumming can be a quilt (multiply US$x3 considering fabric and batting in Spain is three times more expensive than in the US), so it's perfect that you asked for their OK in the fabric.
I'm sure they will love it!

JanuaryT said...

Love the colors, it's so fun!! I love how the quilting looks. It's amazing how that gives a quilt so much personality. Great job!! They will love it.

Karen said...

It turned out beautifully! The colours are perfect as is your block design. I have no doubt they will love it.

Sis-O said...

Love it! So glad you will make a tutorial. Good job!

Tamiko said...

How the heck did I miss this?? I am totally smitten with it - the shape, colours, everything!

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