Sunday, May 19, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival Spring 2013 Edition

This is my most special quilt! I call it my Signal Flags Quilt and I made it as a Christmas gift for my husband.  I wish I had some newer pictures to share, but since this quilt is currently being used somewhere in the Pacific, I can't get any better ones right now.  My husband spends longs periods of time away from home and I wanted to give him something that would comfort him while he is gone.

 Quilt top

I created my own pattern for the flags after doing some research online.  The flags spell out our last name and the Mariner's compass is to point him home.


Signal flags spelling our last name.

Mariner's Compass

I traced our kids and my hand on to freezer paper and then quilted around them as a reminder that we are always with him.

Hands

Details:
All of the solids are Kona and the Anchors are from Out to Sea by Sarah Jane
Size: Approximately 42" x 80" (to fit an odd sized bed)
Backed with flannel and has no batting


I'm linking up in the Bed Quilts catagory over at BQF 2013.

PS ~ I have also written about this quilt here.

2 comments:

  1. That's a really great way to keep him "in touch" with home while he's away.

    Beautiful job.

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  2. Striking quilt with true meaning. You did a great job designing. I love the anchor background on the mariner's compass. A terrific bed quilt! Thanks for sharing.

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