I realized several months ago, that I forgot to share the quilt I made my husband for Christmas. Since it was so late, I decided to wait for Amy's Bloggers Quilt Festival. My husband and I met in Storrs, CT at the University of Connecticut in 1971. We married and moved to Florida in 1973. Over the years my husband has become a very dedicated Uconn fan.
When I decided I wanted to make him a quilt, there really was only one choice. I found the logo of the Husky online and enlarged it until it was the size I wanted. The color scheme was simple, blue and white. I used mostly fabric from my stash.
I'm kind of new to machine applique but that didn't stop me from trying. I traced the Husky onto fusible web and started cutting. It completely started coming apart - the little spikey things were just too flimsy. So I ended up cutting it, adding little dabs of glue and pressing with a hot iron. Worked just fine. I then just machine quilted the design (raw edge).
The letters I took off one of his shirts, enlarged them and hand appliqued them down.
Each area of the quilt has different quilting designs. This white part is my favorite.
So go on over to Amy's to see all the other wonderful quilts.
He loves his Uconn quilt, now if only the basketball team had done well. I guess there's always next year......
Thanks for stopping by,