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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Eric's Quilt

I am entering quilts to the Bloggers quilt festival, so if you don't want to see this again just keep moving.
If you haven't seen this yet, by all means stay.
I have since removed this quilt from the party, I guess you can only enter one.



Last Year I went to Europe, My brother was stationed in England with the air force. One of the problems I was having was how to get there. My budget for this trip was little, and the fact that an airplane ticket was going to take up almost all of that budget was about to put me over the edge.

We have a family friend who is a flight attendant, he flies for United. My husband thought I was crazy for wanting to call him and ask for a buddy pass. I put on my big girl panties and made the call. I told him that I would love him forever and I might even make him a quilt for his kindness. He said no big deal, made all the arrangements for me, and even helped when I was stuck there with the exploding volcano. I don't think he believed me on the quilt thing, when I got home and asked about colors and things he might like for his quilt he was a little surprised.

I went and it was wonderful, heavenly, fabulous, all the things that you might imagine. We went to London and Amsterdam. Saw the tulips, and the naked ladies in the windows. It was the time of my life and now a year later I miss it. I would love to go back and take Good Looking, his ancestors are from Holland and I think he would like it even if he doesn't think so.

When I came home and started looking for fabrics it was tougher than I would have thought. I didn't want a flowery quilt for the man and didn't want to use just solids either. I was about at my whits end when I saw this post and I was sold, I was a little bit afraid that he might be offended but sent him a link to this sight anyway. He loved it and liked the cowboys the most.  So with out further ado.

Eric's Cowboy Quilt


I used the double Irish chain pattern, I have made it about 20 times and could make it in my sleep.

After cutting up the cowboys on the front I wanted to keep them whole on the back.

Front

Back

Yes I did have my quilter, quilt save a horse.

Ride a cowboy.

It was fun to make it, of course after I was all done I found this pattern.
I could have saved all those cowboys from being chopped up.

I told him if he ever wanted to send me somewhere else I would make him another one, maybe firefighters or police officers, they even have campers.

I guess we will have to wait and see.

2 comments:

  1. I love your sense of whimsy.....

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  2. I have to say that I have seen this fabric in the stores and wondered what in the world would I do with that?! Here is the answer! What a perfect quilt for a man from Utah! Love it and your thoughtfulness and follow-through to make and send it to him!

    Nancy

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