Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A significant birthday

Our oldest brother had a significant '0' birthday today so Linda and I have been busy stitching in order to get this quilt delivered to him on time.

No shortage of quilt tops to choose from.  We had discussed that one of our scrappy quilt tops might be appropriate and so we chose one of the ones I had made from 2.5" squares collected during 1999 in a worldwide Y2K swap.  I have four of these in hand and what a great feeling to have one completed, despatched and arriving at its destination on the day of our brother's birthday.

Linda decided on an overall scrolling design and it suited the quilt well.  Looks great on the back too.  No quilt would be complete without having a cat scan and so CiCi obliged for us.

I had not envisaged putting magic binding on this particular quilt but in the end it was the expedient thing to do as it aided in getting the quilt finished in time.  I was pleased with the choice.  This image provides a nice close up on Linda's lovely stitching.

We had some wool batting that needed to be used up and so we put two layers in this quilt.  The quilt's home will be Christchurch and so the double layer of wool will provide extra warmth for those cold winter nights.

Enjoy, Norman, we hope you have many more happy birthdays to come.


Nancy said...

It's beautiful

Linda's quilting is perfect for this design.

Vicki said...

You both did a wonderful job with this quilt! I'm sure that Norman will use it a lot, once winter hits.

Shay said...

Happy Birthday to Norman.

LOVE that quilt ladies. The quilting is totally the bomb!

Mystic Quilter said...

The is a gorgeous quilt and the image does show Linda's beautiful quilting very well indeed. I bet you enjoyed piecing this quilt given that it was for such a special birthday.

FredaB said...

This is a great quilt and Linda's choice for the quilting was so right.
I can picture him with this wrapped around him on a cold winter night.


Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

What a gorgeous quilt! I love everything about it... look at all those lovely squares. Great layout too!

Romes said...

I sure do like that CiCi..