Saturday, November 25, 2006

Dan gets a Quilt

Well, the scrappy twist quilt's gone to it's new owner - my big brother, Dan. Here he is holding it up for everyone else to see:


And a closeup of him:


And of course, I made him read the label for us. I had a few blocks left from that middle border that I used to frame the label:



I don't see him very often, but he generally drives up to Tennessee every year around Thanksgiving. It was great to see him again!

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a great gift.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the label on the back.. What a keepsake....

Fiona said...

He looks pleased (as well he should). It's such a great pattern and the colours you've used look really effective.

KCQuilter said...

Love that quilt! And it looks like your brother does too!!!

Gail said...

great quilt, Dan seems quite pleased.

Anonymous said...

I bet he was happy to get that quilt - and all the love that goes with it.

Patti said...

What great pictures! Obviously he really loves the quilt. Isn't it a marvelous feeling to give a quilt made with love to someone who really appreciates it!

Anonymous said...

Great photos of a great quilt and a happy receiver :-) It is so nice to make a quilt for someone who loves to get one.

Anonymous said...

I just love the border treatment on your "Twist" quilt! Nice finish to the quilt!

cher said...

great photos..looks like it was a big hit as expected-handsome brother!

Judy said...

The quilt is fabulous Jane and it looks like the owner was more than thrilled to get it!! Looks liek the perfect choice for a man, great size and colors!

You did a fabulous job!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful quilt! I'm sure he was THRILLED to get it!

God bless :)

Anonymous said...

what a lovely quilt. I love the colors you have used. I'm sure he was very happy with it.

Anonymous said...

Terrific quilt, Jane! Love your fabric choices, colors, border...well, just everything about it. I'm sure Dan was really pleased to receive it from you.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely quilt, and he looks as pleased as punch! It's a beautiful pattern, you've done a great job!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Anonymous said...

I am sure he appriciate it very much. It feels so good to make a quilt for someone you love.

Darcie said...

Well that smile of your brother's in the second photo speak very loudly of how pleased he is! You're a very sweet sis!

Your pictures turned out lovely...the lighting is perfect. You -- well, Dan's -- quilt's colors show off beautifully!

Anonymous said...

He sure looks happy with his gift--much better to give it to him in person than mail it out. Hope he gets years of use of his gift.

dot said...

Looks like your brother likes his quilt. I bet he was surprised. The colors are great for a guys quilt.

Tonya R said...

The quilt turned out so incredibly well. Beautiful colors and movement. Hope your brother loves it.

Dawn said...

That quilt turned out wonderful! You did a great job with it and it looks like your brother liked it too!

Susan said...

Great quilt, great colors. Looks like he appreciates it.

Anonymous said...

No doubt about it! You love him and he knows it!

Sandra said...

It's a wonderful quilt and I'm glad you brother liked it :-)

Pam's Creative Mind said...

Aren't big brother's great? Wonderful quilt, wonderful gift!

Anonymous said...

great quilt and wonderful pictures - what a beautiful Thanksgiving memory
juliann

Anonymous said...

Fantastic quilt and lovely gift!! Isn't it wonderful to be the giver of such a gift?

YankeeQuilter said...

He looks so happy - what a great gift!
Sio

Mary said...

I really like the green in this quilt. Looks like he loves it!

Marcie said...

Really cool quilt! What a lucky brother!

Nancy said...

This is a pattern I've been wanting to try for a long time. Yours sure does have me itching to dig in my strip bins.

Finn said...

Hi Jane, The scrappy twist turned out wonderfully!! I really like yours better than the first ones I did up for the WTIL cause. I think controlling the color choices really makes a difference! Great idea for the border, and I can see that your brother really loves it!!!! Good job!

And what a great pic of your turkey...I love it!
Kitty Cat Caught in Blackmail Plot....busted!

I can see that I should have talked to you about Ebbys similarities to Siamese. I talked to Amy at Calico Cat, but her babies are part Burmese and don't seem to have the "look".
I'm so very thrilled with my new Ebby. Seems like I got all the pluses and missed the minuses. She doesn't shed, not even on my white down comforters. When I brush her all that is in the brush is the soft gray undercoat.
About the food, yes, it really is just a teaspoonful. As near as I can figure, she must have been feed the "wet" stuff by one of her previous owners and was weaned over to dry. The trouble started with her vet wanting her to lose a couple of pounds. She was getting about 1.5 cups of dry per day...alot for her build. Now she only gets a half cup, once a day. She was fairly satified the first few days with just the teaspoon as she wasn't that "empty" yet. Now that she's experiencing empty, she wants to gobble up the wet stuff first thing in the morning.
It's the gravy part she likes best...cleaning all that off the food and then eating the food last. Unfortuately I stepping in a "pile" she gave back to me, the other day. That was one time too many...LOL. I know, I'm cruel...LOL

Anonymous said...

Well done! He looks very pleased with it.

What a great idea to frame the label!

Shelina said...

Your scrappy twist quilt is beautiful, and it has a great label. It looks like your brother loves it as much as I do.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

What a wonderful quilt for your brother - he sure looks pleased! Your version came out beautifully - I just love how the same pattern can look so different depending upon colors/scraps used! Gives each quilt a bit of it's own individuality.

Cheers!

Evelyn

Laura said...

What a gorgeous quilt! Lucky, Lucky Dan to have you for a sister!

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