My entry for the Bloggers Quilt Festival - big thanks to Amy for hosting this fantastic festival again!
I am very pleased to be sharing this special quilt for the quilt festival. Thank you for stopping at my small little part of the web.
I pulled it from the dryer this morning, in all it's crinkly goodness. This quilt is definitely an all time favourite. In fact I think it rates in my top 2 favourite quilts of all time.
This quilt was made with love for my Father in Law John. Tomorrow is his 70th birthday. While I made this quilt I thought about all the wonderful things John has done for our little family and for me. He is the loveliest person you could ever hope to meet. Patient. Kind. Selfless. Generous. Humble. Gentle. Always there to listen. Always there to care and help.
John's become such an important person in our life and for such a special birthday I wanted to make him something special.
This quilt is made with an Arcadia Layer Cake and Kona PFD white. The binding is a gorgeous solid aqua I bought from my LQS. I think it's a linen blend by Moda?
A quick trial run on our bed... Needless to say I am tickled with how this quilt has come together.
A close up of the quilting ...
Arcadia. Yum. The perfect manly line.
Blowing away in the wind.
I chose a very simple pattern, 9 patch blocks sashed in white. The patterns in Arcadia are so striking that I thought they didn't need a fussy quilt pattern. I'll be giving this to John tomorrow. I hope he will love this quilt.
An oldie but a goodie. John sneaking in some early morning cuddles with Oliver before work.
Wishing you the happiest birthday and many happy returns John. Here's to many more opportunities to celebrate!
I am also linking in with Finish it Up Friday even though it's Saturday. This quilt was finished up last night.
Thanks again for stopping to have a look at my wee entry this year. And many thanks to Amy!