As for the Bloggers’ Quilt Festival, you vote by going here and then click in the upper right hand corner, of your favorite quilt picture. A red heart will appear when you have voted. Thanks if mine was a favorite!! If not, enjoy them all!!
High School graduation is always the time I think about turning leaves, turning the page, starting fresh, a new beginning.
“In every change, in every falling leaf, there is some pain, some beauty. And that’s the way new leaves grow.” – Amit Ray
I started this quilt exactly a year ago.
I knew it would be a graduation quilt for my nephew Seth. Seth is a pretty special young man in this quilter’s heart.
He is also the “only” person I have made a second quilt for, because they wore the first one out.
The quilt was made for him when he was born, back when I didn’t photograph half the quilts I made. I don’t remember it very well, it was worn out well before most kids are ready to give up their blankies. I do know it was very similar to the pattern, Welcome Sunshine, which I used to make it.
Seth then went on to love on his older brother’s baby quilt, another unphotographed quilt. It is a good thing his older sister didn’t get her gift, of a quilt, until her HS graduation or he may have loved it to death, too!
Gotta love a guy who appreciates handmade quilts!
a maple leaf variation
60″ x 90″
hand-quilted in the Baptist fan design
“In every change, in every falling leaf there is some pain, some beauty. And that’s the way new leaves grow.” – Amit Ray
Previous BQF entries:
Flower Garden ~ Fall 2009
Mosaic Tiles ~ Spring 2011
Shoot For the Moon ~ Fall 2011
Bubble Quilt ~ Spring 2012
Out of This World ~ Fall 2012
Thousand Pyramids~ Spring 2013
Head Over Heels in Love ~ Baby quilt ~ Fall 2013
Take A Hike ~ Art quilt ~ Fall 2013
Blowin’ in the Wind ~ Spring 2014
Also linking up with:
Crazy Mom Quilts
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop
P.S. I have been told this quilt is in the book Vintage Quilt Revival Quilts. Though I have not seen the book, or the author talk about it, there is always the possibility that I have seen someone else make it, though I do not recall that either. That is not to say it wasn’t lodged in my subconscious, at some point, and if that is the case I would definitely want to give the designer credit where credit is due. I was going for an oversized maple leaf quilt and apparently Lee had the same idea as well!