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Friday, January 7, 2011

The Tin Man

I got this book in 1994 as a gift from my 94 year old great aunt and have looked thru it many times over the years. It's a great idea book.
One of the quilts that caught my eye was this one. How cute for a little guy's room. My partner in crime (aka Kim) and I were looking for a joint project to work on and I thought of this little quilt.
I drafted a pattern (since the book is just pictures), we raided our stash fabric (which were mostly homespun and plaids at the time) and away we went. We each pieced the blocks and I quilted it.
We finished this in probably 1998 (I need to do a better job of dating things) and now it's hanging in my office! After 13 years - still full of fun memories.
And lest you think I forgot the kitties, here they are :).
Oh, and here's the back. I re-drafted the pattern to a much larger size and put one on the back. I love back art - should do it more.
Thanks for taking a walk down memory lane with me.
Until next time,
-Karen

8 comments:

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

I have that book too and love it. It is fun to just look at the pictures and get ideas.

Em said...

Karen, It was a pleasure strolling down the lane with you! I so enjoy the handquilting and the heart and tin-man are cheeky and I like it!

*karendianne. said...

Oh gosh what a show! I love this. You drafted the pattern, too. And you didn't even forget the kitties. Perfect. You're amazing. I love it.

QuiltSue said...

I love your tin men. They do make a lovely wallhanging.

Janet said...

I remeber the book well. I love this small quilt and it hasn't dated at all.

Linda said...

Love this post. My grandma was born in 1900 too. Think of the things they saw in their lifetime...

Quilt Hollow said...

Indeed memory lane,...I too love that book and own it. I want to say I have that pattern in a book too...but which one?

Vivian said...

The quilt that you and Kim drafted is sweet. It really does look like a familiar block, but as Mary (Quilt Hollow) wrote, where?
The quilts you make really are timeless.