Monday, May 13, 2013

hunter's star + bochie's blanket

O-m-i-G-A-H.  How happy am I that the last gift for operation xmas 2012 is bound and ready for delivery?!  So happy that I can hardly sit still long enough to write this post, so I'll make it quick ;)

This one goes out to my parents.  It's based on a traditional block called "Hunter's Star," BB #1284.  When I initially saw the little sketch in my hefty book, I knew my mom would appreciate the design for its simplicity.  Once I read its name, I couldn't help but think of my dad and smile.  Sold.  So I drew up measurements for a 72" block and got to work.

Because the quilt is bound for my father's childhood home, I could think of no better way to honor my grandmother ("Bochie") than to incorporate an unfinished, hand sewn quilt top that we first discovered while going through some belongings several years ago, and then again more recently among my own sewing supplies (as the resident sewist, I scored all of Bochie's old fabrics, notions, and a few pseudo-finished pieces like this).  Originally I had other plans for the back (a nautical print paired with an Artisania peeping duck for some added irony), but the reappearance of this nine-patch was just too perfect to pass up.  It just wouldn't feel right housed in any home other than hers, and makes for the perfect dash of nostalgia amongst otherwise contemporary decor.

So there it is.  Check.  Mark.  Done.  And Merry Christmas people ;)  Now, time to get back to the 13+ other projects {impatiently} waiting in the wings ;)  Hooray for finishes!

Happily linking up with crazy mom quilts.


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  2. I love it! What a great melding of the two! Congrats on the big finish!

  3. Hooray! It looks awesome. Love the story of the backing too, it's really perfect.

  4. wow! this quilt is an eye catcher! It's so mesmerizing!! :)

    -Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  5. Wow hurray! Great looking quilt!

  6. Love the contrast! Both with the black and white top, but as well with the front and back. Lovely way to meld what will surely be a family heirloom :)

  7. I love that quilt. i wish I could size the small block up like that!


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