Thursday, January 20, 2011

Traditional Uncle-Niece Quilt-Giving on the North Pacific Coast


So now that she's seen it herself, I can unveil Niece #2's coming-of-age quilt.


Those of you who pursue The Craft have probably already seen a number of problems and figured out why they happened.  But what the heck, it's soft and warm and N#2 seems to dig it.

I flatter myself that it's a distinctive design.  It was, mind you, inspired by and vetted by N#2 herself, although giving it a cherry-red flannel backing was on my own initiative.  It's arguably something of a contrast with Niece #1's quilt (right).  But then, I've got no two nieces alike.  There will be two more of these to go, and I don't expect those to look like each other, or like either of these.

Specs and lamentations at State of the Craft.

7 comments:

eavanmoore said...

It's gorgeous! And will undoubtedly add character to any room she occupies.

Jenners said...

You are one neato uncle!

Ben said...

Wicked, dude!

Elaine said...

I can feel your struggle! The design is really cool. It is always hard to manage your own design and pattern--the DHubby speaks of shrieks emanating from the sewing room. Some dressmaking experience has helped me from time to time. (By making a whole 61 x 90" 'background' and applying the red/black pieces, one might prevent the distortion. Basted stay-stitching can also control edges. Once the red/black is in place, you can cut away the excess black/white behind it, leaving seam allowances.) Having said that, though, look at the Gee's Bend quilts! Nobody minds the wavy edges on those, either.

Aviatrix said...

I know the rule about what I'm supposed to say now, but I've forgotten the modification for when the quilter has already admitted imperfections. I had a friend who was the son of a Canadian ambassador though. He was really good at commenting on things. He'd say, "It's black and white and red! And stripey!"

Michael5000 said...

Elaine: Yay! I am very pleased to have someone acknowledge the problems of this quilt. And problems it has. And for the record, ~I~ kind of mind the wavy edges on the Gee's Bend quilts.

Michael5000 said...

@Avia: Well done. And correct.