10.15.2014

trees quilt

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Yesterday my brother in law got himself hitched, so last week I made them a quilt.  I didn't intend to start a queen sized patchwork quilt two weeks before the day but life is funny like that sometimes. 

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Apparently by the time I was done I had nothing left in me to take proper pictures... I don't think I could of chose an uglier part of my yard.  But, hey, queen sized quilt!  Not going to lie, it was a bit of a task.

There are about seventy stripes on the quilt, each one about ninety inches long.  It's over twenty seven feet around the outer edge, which is the sort of stat you keep in your mind when you are hand stitching the lining.  Each strip has a dark side and a light side.  I have some kooky idea that this represents trees in all seasons, although I leaned heavily on the autumn colours.  Trees were important, see, because bro bro and his bride met each other at the tree nursery they both worked at and because they're both pretty tall people (that last bit keeps making me laugh). 

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The wedding, by the way, was pretty fabulous, being out in the mountains in the fall.  And it was awesome getting to welcome in a new family member and see that brother in law of mine so damn happy. 

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1 comment:

  1. Absolutely beautiful! Your in-laws will treasure it forever, no doubt!

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