Saturday, May 1, 2010

This is the quilt that became my Dad's 80th Birthday present.  In a previous posting, I showed the Lone Star I attempted to make.  I finally gave up, and decided to use the blue and brown strips in another design.  This is the result!  My Dad was a fox hunter, and this represents his favorite pastime.  At 80, his foxhunting days are long past, but this commemorates a part of him that was important for so many years.  I think I am much happier with the end result than I would have been even if the Lone Star had turned out!  The blocks are called Roman Blocks, and I machine appliqued the figures in the center panel and then embroidered the borders of each.  It is machine pieced and machine quilted.

Sweet Roses For Baby