Friday, February 04, 2011
Raiders Quilt Finished
For housekeeper Cristine's boyfriend Victor
Four Queens quilt block and variations
62" x 76"
Partly from stash
I finished the Raiders quilt this afternoon. My housekeeper Cristine was supposed to come over at 3:30 to pick it up after work. I still had a little bit of tying to do when she arrived at 3:15. She sat upstairs with me for an hour or so while I finished tying the quilt.
The quilt is for her boyfriend Victor for his 30th birthday. Cristine asked for Oakland Raiders fabric and I used a couple of different ones. I needed some clues to decide on a block so I asked Cristine what Victor liked to do. She said he liked to play poker. I searched QuiltersCache.com and found a few blocks whose names related to pirates and card-playing. I chose the Four Queens block. Using Electric Quilt, I designed the quilt using Four Queens and a couple of simplified variations of the block. The variations were created from what I learned in the book Hidden Block Quilts by Lerlene Nevaril. I added checkerboard borders to the top and bottom edges for length.
Cristine really likes the quilt. I hope Victor likes it, too.