Monday, August 22, 2011

Design Wall Monday-August 22

This is the quilt I made for Joe
I actually have a design table at the moment. Our Pastor is retiring in December, and I want to make him a quilt for the 10 1/2 years he's served with us. He enjoyed the Trinity Knot quilt I made for Joe so I decided to make him a quilt based on something Celtic knotish (is that a word?).


Here is what I have so far. I made up a drawing, enlarged it with a free poster making program, traced ti onto parchment paper, bought some fabrics and now I have to buy some misty fuse. I'm going to make the knots in the tree and the border from bias tape, I think I'm going to use misty fuse (though I've never used it before) to do the rest of the quilt.

I'm going to make the backing white or very light so that parishioners can sign it. That way, he's got the memories on the back and can look at them when he wants. Also, I can quilt it before it's signed and have it ready for him when he retires.

If you want to see what others are doing, check out Judy's blog.

19 comments:

Bonnie said...

Yikes, letting people sign a quilt after it is made? How about signing on the back? It will still have wonderful memories but your beautiful design will shine. It should be wonderful. Let us know how you like the Misty Fuse. I haven't tried it but know many folks who like it.

Ann Marie said...

Wonderful Celtic knot work!!! I love it. Check around, I have fusible bias tape, it makes the job so much simpler. That is going to be gorgeous when it is finished.

Becky said...

What an extraordinary design. Your first quilt is beautiful as well. I hope your pastor appreciates all your work!

QuiltSwissy said...

such beautiful work. glen

MB in MI said...

That will be a beaurtiful gift!!

Nina-Marie said...

wow! what a nice gift - hope he truly appreciates it. I love how you use the trinity knot as the subject and the colors are just wonderful! Great job!!

Lynne in Hawaii said...

Amazing project! It should be awesome.

Chris said...

That is going to be a gorgeous quilt. I love Celtic Knots.

Vicki said...

What a lovely gift and this looks so hard to do. Wonderful design.

Annie said...

Wow! That's an ambitious project! I love your Celtic knot work!

Wynn_Anne Sibbald said...

The design is just beautiful. Love it.

Allie said...

Oh. My. Goodness. You DREW that pattern? Oh. My. Mary that is absolutely stunning. I've not used misty fuse [yet] but I've heard wonderful things about it. I am so in love with this, it's glorious!

ANudge said...

What a wonderful idea! It should turn out marvelous. He'll love it.

Sarah said...

Wow - what an amazing project - I'll enjoy watching it come together!

LynCC said...

Wow - Joe's quilt is stunning, and the quilt you've got going for your pastor is going to be fantabulous. :D

Heather Buczkowski said...

Hi! Is there a pattern to Joe's quilt somewhere? I have looked everywhere! I love the design! Great job!

Anonymous said...

Same question - is there a pattern for Joes quilt !??

Ingrid said...

I'd love to buy the pattern for Joe's quilt as well... Did you draft it yourself or find it somewhere!! My daughter is getting married next year and wants me to make them this quilt. Help!!

Ingrid said...

I'd love to buy the pattern for Joe's quilt as well... Did you draft it yourself or find it somewhere!! My daughter is getting married next year and wants me to make them this quilt. Help!!

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