Friday, November 12, 2010

Bart and Amy's Quilt

I made this quilt for my brother-in-law and sister-in-law.  He was in seminary school then, now is a chaplain in the Army recently returned to the United States from his second tour of duty in Iraq. 

Amy took these photos for me (thank you), but I’m not sure you can tell how lovely the fabrics are.  The dark fabrics are jewel tone in nature (ruby, sapphire, emerald, and brown topaz).  I think I pieced the quilt around 1994 (Amy thinks 2000 or 2001, but I think I pieced it much earlier and it just took that long to get it quilted).  It is machine pieced, 71 in X 97 in.  I don’t believe I did the quilting, unsure who did.

The setting is a play on the Jacob’s Ladder block to form a cross with the center block, God’s Eye (Ojo).

Upper two:   Crown of Thorns (Wedding Ring)/Robbing Peter to Pay Paul (Arizona)

The lower four – left (facing quilt) and right

Christmas Star  …………………..  unsure, maybe King David’s Crown

?Joseph’s Coat variation ……….David and Goliath (from The New Quilting & Patchwork Dictionary which is different from the link)

The fact that I can’t recall all the quilt block names is a great example of why we quilters should document our ideas, inspiration, and sources as we make our quilts.  If anyone can correct me, I’d be grateful.

1 comment:

Maryjonono said...

So pretty! And so meaningful for your brother in law. I didn't see the cross at first, but when I found it, I thought 'WOW!' That is a cool use of the sashing to form the cross. Nice job!