Monday, February 11, 2013

For a favorite teacher

My husband's favorite high school teacher fell at home and shattered his shoulder.  He had to have a total replacement and can't use his hands or arms for a few more weeks.  My husband asked if I could make a quilt with a world map on it so he can dream of all of the places he wants to go once he is healed.  After a couple of weeks of thinking (that's the hard part!) and planning, this is what I came up with.  I wanted to use my chisel die from the Studio fabric cutter and found this block pattern.  Can you tell there are two different light blues?  Nope?  Good.  I used what I had in the stash and made due.  There are also two different greens.  The only thing I bought for this was the map panel.  I had one, but it still had Russia as one country and labeled USSR.  Things have changed just a little bit :)

Hope he likes it!  It is HUGE for me.  Twin size is about twice the normal size of quilts I make.  I need a bigger quilting machine :)


Carla said...

Nicely done!

Sallie said...

Love the borders with all the secondary patterns that are formed. Thanks for sharing! Hope the teacher heals well soon!