Thursday, February 24, 2011

This is love

The Bible says, "We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us."  If quilting had a Bible, it would say "We know what real love is when we receive handmade quilts using multiple, non-coordinating licensed prints."

This quilt attests to the fact that I love my dad.  He requested a quilt showcasing all of the Detroit sports teams (except the Red Wings).  If you are not from the Detroit area, let me show you what this entails.  They don't match at all!

And it translates to this with licensed prints (the Tigers don't have licensed cotton prints).

After some serious procrastinating I had a conversation with Julie who suggested using solids only - brilliant!  I saw this photo on Flickr, which is actually quite similar to the rough idea I had in mind already, so I went with it.

I now present you round 1 - Detroit Lions blocks.

I think they actually look pretty good!  We'll see how this goes once the other three color groups are mixed in.


Chicken Julie said...

Oh, the first set of blocks looks amazing. And I had marked that very same Flickr photo as a favorite as well. Great minds and all that stuff, I guess. So, that's the route you're going!?!? *love, love, love* It's gonna look so great and your dad is going to love it. I hope he realizes how difficult (and gnarly) his request was! :) Can't wait to see the progress!

April (Polkadot Sparrow) said...

Great blocks! Great "solids" idea.

If he had requested Red Wings then you'd have even more fun with this, wouldn't you? ;)

Candace said...

I think it is going to be wonderful. It has been 3 months, so I imagine it may be further along. Just wanted to let you know that you are missed and that I hope that all is well with you. I just finished some University of Florida Gator quilts for my brothers. White, blue and orange, boy are they bright, but they are certainly Gatory.

Elena said...

Lady, we miss you! Whatcha been up to? :)