Sunday, September 20, 2015

Bulldog with Tiger Stripes Quilt

Yesterday I finished the binding on this quilt, FINALLY!!! :)

It's Bonnie Hunter's Grand Illusion mystery from this past winter (thanks, Bonnie!), made for my oldest sister, Gwynn. She's in the pic on the left and I'm on the right. She (like I) is a lifelong Georgia bulldog fan. She had been teaching at UGA, but a few years ago she returned to Clemson, where she got her PhD. So now she jokes that she's a bulldog with tiger stripes.

I'd been wanting to make a bed-size quilt for her combining red & black for UGA with orange & purple for Clemson. But how to do it? Yikes! Last fall Bonnie announced the colors for Grand Illusion and there were enough colors that I could sub out for Gwynn's colors, plus have a neutral and an extra color leftover (the green), so I knew I could do it. The "extra" green represents the football field for me. For Gwynn it represents camp (her professional field and true love). It's wild and we both love it. :)

Here's a close-up of one block with a little sashing showing, so you can make out the pattern a little better.

And here's the back so you can see the quilting. An easy allover design to keep the focus on the fabrics.

And one last picture. This morning I was up earlier than usual and caught this shot just before sunrise off my parents' dock at Lake Hartwell. Beautiful!

What are you up to this weekend?

Thanks for stopping by!