Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Dad's Quilt -- A Matcher to Mom's

When mom asked for a quilt, we decided that our dad could use a quilt as well.  His was a tag team effort. Renae found some solid color sheets that would match Mom's quilt, and sewed up a top/back in record time.  Then it was sent to me for quilting and finishing.  Unfortunately I am a LOT slower than Renae at getting things done.  But both quilts were mailed and received last week, just in time for Mom's Birthday!

About Dad's quilt:  Our dad is an Arizona boy transplanted to the cold!  He and Mom constantly "discuss" the thermostat setting in their house, so when it comes to blankets he likes them to be BIG!  Big enough to wrap his 6' self up good and tight. We made him a "couch quilt" that measures 70" by 90"!  Huge by normal standards, but he will love it!!

Side One: Shown Above
Inspired by the quilt on pg. 108-113 from "3-Fabric Quilts: Quick Techniques for Simple Projects" by Leni Levenson Wiener.

Side Two: Above pic
Inspired by traditional rugby shirts and some of these quilts.

Quilting Detail

Here are the two quilts next to each other for comparison sake.


  1. Both quilts are gorgeous. I especially love the simplicity of your Dad's quilt.

  2. That is so special! They match but are quite distinct too. I LOVE the back of your dads quilt. Great working together on such a great gift.

  3. Beautiful! I'm a total sucker for quilts made for Dads. I love your quilting on it. I'm sure both your mom and dad will be thrilled. Lucky them!

  4. Awesome! I love the idea of a pair of quilt! I am sure that your Dad's quilt will cover his feet for sure! :)



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