Friday, July 1, 2011

The Shirt Off His Back...

has become the quilt on his brothers lap.
I can now share this project with the world because Jay has received his birthday/graduation/everything quilt. It's from me AND Luke in that I put in a labor of love and Luke contributed his love second to me which is clothes. Some of his button up shirts to be exact. Jay, Neola and I went to the park area down the street to take these great pictures!

Such a fantastic quilt model. Since I had made him take the one on the playground with me looking into the sun, I told him he could take the others however he wanted.

He wasn't sure how else to pose since he thought the one above represented him so well.

See the mountains/red rock in the background? He calls the next one his Linus pose.

One of my favorite parts of this quilt is that I was able to include some pockets and tags from the shirts on the back!

The really best part: He uses it!

I'm glad I waited to post about it til I took pictures with Jay. These two sillies helped me with my first shoot.

And they stepped into the sun for the picture of the back.

Like I said, sillies.

I didn't notice the shadows until later, so then we tried wonder wall and rulers. I dunno, it just doesn't make me swoon, but you can see details better.

I stippled this baby all on my ownsome! (back in Fresno, free motion, pre long arm class)

ConGRADulations Jay! We love you very much!

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Jenny said...

Very impressive. I think I need to take a free motion class and learn how.

Tanya said...

I am super impressed! I love the colors, the pattern and I love the pieced FUN back. Tags?!? AWESOME.

Candace said...

That is such a groovy present! I LOVE quilts but I'm afraid i don't have the energy to learn how to make one - looks way too hard!!
It really is gorgeous!

Cupcake Mama said...

Very impressive!