Do you all remember by 'sister' Tianna? This is a post about the quilt that I made for her parents. We were trying to think of something great for their 40th wedding anniversary. A quilt was the obvious choice. She left the design up to me but mom was specific about wanting blue. I knew this was going to be the input she would have because the the I remember most about their house when I was young was that everything was blue! LOL
There was a great pattern called China Girl by Fons and Porter. Of course it was pink and as I have said before, pink is not my favorite. I could easily see it in green and blue, I often say that I learn something from every quilt I make. The think I learned from this quilt is that I don't like using templates. I do however love the result.
There was a lot of pieces to work with...
After making many many blocks, they were then trimmed down with said obnoxious template. Getting everything to line up was actually pretty easy and fun.
I chose to do a simple all over quilting design that made everything feel connected but didn't distract from the sort of Celtic knot pattern of the quilt top.
Mom picked the colors but Dad gets to model it.
Here is to one of those successful marriage stories that everyone loves to hear. I hope this quilt stays with them for many more anniversaries to come!