Thursday, December 20, 2012
WIP Wednesday 12/19/2012
Quilt for retiring co-worker Chris L., whose living room is decorated in burgundy and gold
Scrappy nine-patch constructed in Stack the Deck style
Partly from stash, original design
Last night I finished a quilt for Chris L., who retired from our office today. Her daughter Misti C., who happens to be my supervisor, helped me out with colors by letting me know that Chris' living room is decorated in burgundy and gold. I pulled lots of burgundy fabrics from my stash and purchased several burgundy fat quarters, as well as a gold fabric. I did a Stack the Deck style of construction to create a scrappy burgundy nine-patch blocks.
Chris really liked her quilt, saying it was the first handmade item she'd ever received, that she'll keep it forever, and that her husband wouldn't be allowed to use it.
Enjoy retirement, Chris!
This is the fifth throw sized quilt I've made from scratch since mid-October. Whoa! I'm taking a brief quilting break before I start the next project, a Superman themed quilt for a friend. I have Superman fabric and a couple of ideas. I'll begin working on a design in a few days.
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