Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Pete's Album Quilt

 Pete's quilt is finished! I love how it looks on his bed. I'll get to keep it here for a while as he continues his training. He probably won't take it with him until he is assigned to a permanent duty station. This is not a true representation of his bedside table. When he's home, there would be a phone and ipod charging, headphones, and several knives of various sizes.

If you haven't already heard, my son will be graduating from Marine Corps boot camp in December. I'll give him the quilt then, and have his buddies sign a big label for the back. One month to go! I can't wait to be a Marine Mom!!

I'd like to thank my hive mates in the Modern Stash bee for contributing blocks for this quilt. We started with modern reds and blues. I added lots of oldies and goodies from my own stash, including a bit of Boy Scout fabric to honor his past accomplishments.

I totally love the back. The blue print is from the Quilts of Valor collection. It includes the phrases Thank You,  Miss You, Brave One, Home Safe, Proud of You. The bias striped binding is perfect.

It was fun to bring the finished quilt to Ninigret Quilters last night for Show & Tell. Pat, my machine quilter, happened to be holding the other corner. It is always fun to collaborate with her. There is so much you can do with a simple edge-to-edge design- resizing, flipping, shifting. We moved around the repeats until we got it right and it is exactly what I had in mind!

Quilt Stats:
Pete's Album Quilt
56" x 86"
Traditional Block, tutorial here
Pieced blocks from the Modern Stash Quilting Bee


sophie said...

Tina, it's fantastic. What a great graduation gift for your son.

Lindsey Weight said...

Love this quilt, and love the story behind it! I'm sure your son will love it! :)

Cathy said...

I'm trying to find the right words and can't!! The meaning, the love, the memories....You brought a tear to my eye! Hopefully someone will capture a picture when he sees it for the first time. Let the countdown begin!

Ms. C said...

The quilt came out great! Love that mug!

Valerie Reynolds said...

I agree with everyone else...a beautiful finish. Thanks for linking it up at Tuesday Archives. The quilting is nice too! Perfect for this quilt!

Valerie Reynolds said...

Sooo glad you archived this wonderful gift under our Boys theme!!! Still love the idea of your son wrapped in a quilt mom hug!