Sunday, April 27, 2008

Hold on To Your Hats!

Hi Everyone,

I'm back from Vacationing in AZ! We had wonderful weather, in the mid 80's and sunny everyday. I'll tell you, you just can't beat it! Long walks and sunshine daily does a body good!

Anyway, now hold on to your hats... As promised I finished my Cherrywood Quilt and gave it to the recipient over vacation, my father!! It was a 75th birthday present for him and he loved it. I had to finish binding over vacation, but it was completed only a few days in.

Here is a picture of the birthday boy with his quilt!


There are more pictures posted here if you are interested in seeing close ups! I quilted it with Cherrywoods new dyed to match variegated thread from YLI. It quilted like a dream.

Of course, while in AZ I visited some of my favorite quilt shops and assisted in keeping the economy going. I will post some pictures of my takes. Also, found some great shoes too! So stayed tuned for more later this week.

Happy Quilting!!

Jackie

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22 comments:

BeverlyKayeGallery said...

Lucky Dad! Great quilt and thoughtful daughter!

amy said...

What a beautiful quilt and a wonderful present!

Dandelion Quilts said...

Wow is that nice. He looks pleased.

Dawn said...

So glad you had a fab time in AZ. And your quilt---wow. The colors and blocks are so...appropriate for a dad. Beautiful work, Jackie.

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

Wow Jackie! It is georgeous! I love the colors so much. Beautiful work.

jona said...

That quilt is gorgeous and your dad looks tickled to have it!

I'm glad you enjoyed Arizona, it just started heating up into the 90's so you came at just the right time!!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Welcome back again, and what a great quilt, how lucky is your Dad.

Kim said...

So happy to hear that your vacation was wonderful and this quilt for you dad is just great, I really like the design and colors. Your dad looks very pleased with it. :)

Cheryl said...

That is a great quilt and the recipient looks mighty happy to have it! I have to tell you I love your kitty widget on your blog! It's cute how you can make him (or her) move all around. Think I need one!!!!

Jacquie said...

The quilting is spectacular. Looks like a happy man!

Helen said...

Your dad is one lucky man. The quilt looks great. Had a look at the close-ups. This is one great present.

Sonnja said...

The Quilt is beautiful!
Kind regards

Sonnja
Beertje Zonn

eileen said...

Your Cherrywoods turned out gorgeous! What a wonderful birthday gift. Very masculine.
Can't wait to visit all the places you went on vacation. :)

happy zombie said...

What a stunning quilt! I love the simplicity of it - it's stunning, simply stunning!

And now I can't stop playing with your cat!

PamKittyMorning said...

Love it. Happy Birthday Dad.

Now get to the shoes so I can copycat you again.

Lettie said...

Hi Jackie!
It sounds like you had an amazing vacation. Your dad looks very happy to have received such a stunning and thoughtful gift from you. I'll say it again, you do the most fabulous and inspiring quilt work. Take care.
Aloha,
Lettie

Thimbleanna said...

That's a great quilt for a man! Happy Birthday to Dad. And he has the same tv unit that we have -- only we don't have the black wood option!

from little acorns said...

Oh Jackie! . . . it's so rich & elegant & beautiful! I'm sure your Dad will cherish it forever.
I'm so glad that you had a great time (& great weather!) while you were in Arizona. Today we are hitting 95 degrees. . . & I"m sure that Phoenix is a little warmer (hotter?) than that!
xo, Bren

Sweet P said...

I love the quilt. It is so stunning and your dad looks so proud holding it. Great job.

julieQ said...

Don't you know he loves that! It is beautiful!

AnnieB said...

beautiful...and he looks so pleased with it too

Tine said...

It's beautiful, those colors work really well together!
And the quilting!! I looked at the close-ups, and you are one talented quilter!!! WOW!

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