Saturday, September 24, 2011

Dad's quilt...

My dad loves color. He's got an eye for it, as does my mom.
How does that translate?
They collect art, and, art collections aside, their home is fabulous.
Right now, mine is just a mess.

But since the quilting bug bit hard this summer, I thought about making dad a quilt, a sofa sized one to curl up with.
See, he likes to nap on the sofa, usually sitting up.
But he claims he's just "resting his eyes."

I asked him what his favorite colors were to look at.
Interestingly enough, he picked my favorites: reds and purples.
I decided on some batiks and tried to decide what else to add to the mix.
It came down to a rich, fall palette....golds, reds, burgundies, and purples.
My favorites.
close up of back
Dad's quilt, close up
I'm going to have a hard time parting with this one.
dad's quilt
back of dad's quilt

It also seemed a fitting submission to Celebrate Color over at Stitched In Color.
Celebrate Color
Wish me luck. Dad's gonna love it regardless.


  1. WOW! your dad's quilt turned out stunning - he is a lucky man :)

  2. I'm not a batik's like girl. Everyone wonders why I'm not drawn to them. This is breathtaking! It's a grand job.

  3. Your Dad is one lucky guy. The quilt is beautiful.

  4. Vey striking. The back 's just as lovely as the front.

  5. It's lovely! I'm sure your dad will be touched that you put so much time and thought into his quilt.

  6. My Dad claims the "resting his eyes" caper too. Hard to believe since he's snoring! I'm sure he'll love the quilt, it's lovely. Love the name of your cat too!

  7. Lovely design and gorgeous colour combination. Purple and red are my two favourite colours too!