Retirement Quilt

posted by MNnancy
Sun, Dec 23 2012


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When I retired, a group of friends at school asked what they could get me to remember them by.  I suggested that if they each purchased 3 to 5 fat quarters that coordinated with dark brown, that I would make a quilt to remember them by.  Some bought very traditional prints and others bought bolder designs, but this pattern showed them all off nicely.  It's called "African Fire Flower" by Birch Creek Quilts out of Hopkins, MN.  The flower petals were a nice easy shape to begin my needle-turn applique lessons with Gini.  

I kept the overall quilting very simple - outlined the flowers, sketched in some leaves, and did lazy curves down the scrappy panels.

The Virginia Beach retreaters (April 2012) may remember that this quilt was at one time mistaken by the gremlins as a kitchen ruffle.  LOL

DH just finished constructing the quilt hanger, and it is now displayed on the wall next to the bed he made.

Comments

chocake2 wrote re: Retirement Quilt
on Sun, Dec 23 2012 2:32 PM

Beautiful!! What a treasure!

Kelley wrote re: Retirement Quilt
on Sun, Dec 23 2012 7:01 PM

love it... great remembrance quilt...

Debbie-do wrote re: Retirement Quilt
on Mon, Dec 24 2012 3:46 PM

This is beautiful, Nancy!

MaxNTopeka wrote re: Retirement Quilt
on Tue, Dec 25 2012 3:14 AM

Beautiful, Nancy!  It will hold so many memories for you!

Sukochi wrote re: Retirement Quilt
on Wed, Dec 26 2012 1:27 PM

Nancy what a great diea for a retirement gift for a quilter. And, what a wonderful quilt you made!!

Maggie aka Grandma Sunshine wrote re: Retirement Quilt
on Wed, Dec 26 2012 6:07 PM

What a nice quilt, Nancy. I'm sure everyone who contributed fabric was amazed at the results.

Leslie wrote re: Retirement Quilt
on Thu, Dec 27 2012 6:16 PM

Nancy, beautiful quilt

Pat Ann wrote re: Retirement Quilt
on Thu, Dec 27 2012 11:24 PM

Nancy, Your quilt is amazing. I recognized it right away. I knew it had to be yours. Much better than wall border. Love the prints

Kris wrote re: Retirement Quilt
on Fri, Dec 28 2012 5:20 PM

Nice work Nancy. It looks great as a quilt too.

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