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3.07.2009

a quilt for my brother.

My brother finally got this in the mail last week. He lives up in Portland, Maine and suffers through icy, long, cold winters that scream for quilts and beg for spring.

Aside from Robert Redford being incredibly good looking and an accomplished actor, he also has a little catalog called Sundance. It was here that I found my inspiration vis-a-vis Denyse Schmidt, whose work is featured in the catalog.


I paid little attention to color except when it came to distribution of red. I think it came out well.
There are both new and vintage fabrics incorporated in this quilt. I also made sure to use a few bits of Denyse Schmidt's fabric for good measure.

The quilt in the catalog is hand-quilted. I love my brother but......... you've got to be kidding.
~happy sewing!

22 comments:

MichelleB said...

It's WONDERFUL! You did a fabulous job. I'll bet he is thrilled with it.

Terriaw said...

I love love love this quilt so much! I can't stop looking at it. I think I would carry this around with me everywhere. I love the colors and the way you pieced it together.

leslie said...

this is gorgeous! i love the back, too - must stop being so lazy with the backs of my quilts...

alittlebitofscrap said...

Wow! It is beautiful!

Carrie said...

Wow I love it!!!! I always think I'm going to do something fancy with the backs but haven't yet....you have inspired me out of my laziness!

Christina said...

It looks great! I'm with you on the hand quilting. I don't think my brother would appreciate it enough, personally. :)

cutfinger productions said...

A real favorite for me! I love the red! This quilt stands out!!! Good for you!!! Your work is growing like crazy all the time!

annie said...

I love the quilt. great work erica!

Beth said...

The quilt is really beautiful! It's the kind I'd like it make if I actually ever finished a quilt. What kind of sewing machine do you use for piecing and quilting?
Thanks! Beth

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Great quilt! Hope it keeps your brother nice and warm. Thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

A great way to use so many different fabrics and colors. I love the back.

Zonnah said...

I LOVE this quilt! Very nice job.

Serena said...

wonderful work and what a great gift....very nice

Miri said...

Very nice! Looks wonderful on the bed!

Granny Lyn said...

you did a wonderful job! I love the strippy beauty of it! must be a great brother!

Mary-Kay said...

That's one nice quilt. I hope your brother loves it!

Quilt Rat said...

Terrific quilt. You mean you would not have hand quilted this for your handsome talented brother? Just teasing weren't you

Quilty Conscience said...

What a great gift And I love that you did somethin interesting on the back of the quilt as well. I'm sure it will be loved!

A Girl Called Dallan said...

Beautiful!

Patty said...

I really like this quilt!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

I love all the variations in your strings! Great quilt - I hope he loves it! Thanks for sharing :)

stitchinpenny said...

What a beautiful quilt. Your brother must love it.