Friday, 1 August 2014

Spiral Quilt at last!

It's the first day of August and I am happy that I begin the last month of summer with this quilt finished.

I've been in stadium to take the photos. I could not find a better place for this. Only that I did not have anyone available to help me and I did not manage to get better pictures.
It is already at its home, on the bed of a special 15 years old boy, that kind of child each of us dreams to have: handsome, clever, ambitious, hard working, cheerful, affectionate, having the right doze of common sense... Told you! The dream child! :)
This summer he passed the exams for admission  to one of the best high schools in the city making his family so happy and proud of him.
So, it was hard for me to find something good enough for him, even nobody thought in these terms. That's why it took me long time to design the top of this quilt. His mother only wish was to have the Runners fabric from Timeless Treasure I showed her a few month ago on the Fort Worth Fabric Studio site.
The rest was my choice.




 After a long period of confusion, suddenly the light bulb has been lit: I decided to use the spiral motif having two of its significances: in the patchwork layout symbolizing the pathway of life and in the quilting design on the border - the ram horns, for strength, ambition, desire to overcome obstacles.


The colours of the solids I used symbolize his favorite sports, the unknowns waiting for him in life, or some others personal aspects.
 


Most fabrics are Kona Cottons from Robert Kaufman and two solids are from Michel Miller.
I used cotton batting and the wonderful white Kona Cotton for the backing.  I know! You will say it is a little to much for the backing, but my heart didn't let me to choose a poor quality fabric. Not even for the backing.


And one more thing: I worked it using two QAYG techniques. What I have learned doing this deserve a separate post.



Have a beautiful August, my friends!

I am linking to finish it up Friday.
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6 comments:

Beth said...

What a wonderful and thoughtful quilt. I am sure he is going to love it.

Karabeta said...

A very fancy design! I'm curious about your QAYG experiences.

Scrapatches said...

Sew wonderful! ... :) Pat

Valerie Reynolds said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun with this one! Your design is unique and original...he'll love it!

Fifi said...

Wooow... Foarte frumos

Ольга Т. said...

Симпатично!

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