Tuesday, December 23, 2008
For lovers only. By Lauren Howard. She's gonna kill me for writing this.
My 20 year old sister Lauren has a friend who has been in Italy all semester long. He teases her constantly about quilting. I'm not sure he even knows what quilting is. But Lauren is a sweet girl, and she decided to make him an Italy quilt.
This was a really family effort. I drew out the layout and offered logistical and color theory advice. My husband Jason drew major portions of it, namely, the awesome gladiator, and our mom (AKA the Craft Fairy) pretty much did all the work. Well, Lauren sewed the applique pieces on it, but mom assembled and quilted it.
If she breaks up with this guy, she better steal the quilt back. It's one of my favorite quilts ever.
It's mostly made with fusible webbing around the large shapes and the blanket stitch (blind hem will work as well) on mom's sewing machine. Mom quilted it freehand.
Here is the older post with more details and artist photos!