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Saturday, August 29, 2015

The Making of a Quilt...Forty Years of Light and OPAM (One Project A Month)

5 years on and off in the planning and how to execute this quilt
for my Son's birthday
I even thought perhaps I'll make a Log Cabin one 

Who else to ask for advice but my dear Friend Geo (no blog)
This required a few hours drive and a couple of overnight stays
We arrived and not too long afterwards Geo got into the drawing of The Triangle

I was assigned the ironing in preparation for The Rainbow

Sewing away with a smile lol

Step 1 Rainbow done!!!!!!

Precision work here

Meanwhile Mr Armchair entertains JoJo

As does Geo's DH Lloyd

And loookeeee it's coming together

And wow a Quilt Top in 2 days
We were all sooooooo happy and excited

Geo assigned JoJo the task of decorating the Christmas Tree
She was so happy to do this
I reckon she would do this for a living if she could lol

I'm pretty new to quilting and this was a precise job being very straight angles and lines
Everything had to be exact

Quilting away
Whoever thought I would love this
I need to learn more about it especially free motion and hand quilting

Another day and still quilting

All done and time for a photo shoot
For this one I thought I would choose a bush setting as DS loves the bush and practically 
grew up in it
So we headed off the the Gold Rush Colony home of our Melodramas

All rolled up

The back is black with gold musical notes

The day before we  handed it over
I thought we had to do a photo shoot here in our yard and on the beach our extended front yard

Mr Armchair quite liked the seaside daisies here

We came across this sweet little Love Heart

Then I thought I had to have a bag to put Forty Years of Light into

And it's all done!!!!!

So happy with it all

Thank you so much to Mr Armchair for helping out with the Mathematics of it all
Geo for The Triangle and lots of patchworky advice
Lloyd for entertaining JoJo and keeping the meals up to us all
JoJo for keeping us on our toes

And to both of you Geo and Lloyd for being such wonderful hosts
We had a fabulous weekend
Mmmmmm what will we make next???


The quilt and the bag are my OPAM for this month
Thank you so much Sweet Peg and Kris for hosting again this year


Susan said...

There is nothing better than thinking up a concept for someone special, and bringing the whole idea home. Well done, it's a gorgeous finish and I think he will love it.

Terry said...

The quilt is wonderful. Georgina is looking good and in her element. Fun to share .

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Oh D...that is spectacular.....I love it well done.....
and it will be treasured....xxxx

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra,

I loved this post, every quilt tells a story and this post certainly did it with the story of who and what was involved, loved all the photo's, you should be working for a Patchwork Magazine Dzintra. Happy Birthday to your Son too.

Happy days.

Diane-crewe said...

how wonderful ... you not only have a fabulous quilt .. but lots of lovely memories of the making of it too x ... your BIG holiday will be here VERY soonx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ya know, it does take MATH to make something so mother, though she did not display much knowledge in mathematics, showed her precision and hidden math talents by her perfectly calculated designs in sewing. Hmmmm.....I must remember this.

DEAREST! The design is wonderful and it takes "a village" to care for and create something wonderful, doesn't it? I love your collaboration with your friend, and look at the results! AND.....I'll be waiting for a PARIS quilt one day!

Rachaeldaisy said...

As a Pink Floyd fan I love this quilt!!! And then as I read the story behind it and see the work that went into it I see what a truly special quilt this is. Congratulations on creating such a wonderful quilt!!

RitaGri said...

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Anonymous said...

Hi Dzintra ,wow your quilt is amazing,how lovely to make this for your son,what a fun time you had away with fabulous friends,such a lovely post my friend xx

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