Wednesday, March 2, 2011

long time comin'

Last year about this time, my brother was SUPPOSED to announce his retirement and I was busy making him a retirement quilt. He postponed the retirement for another year and the quilt was put in the UFO basket. I was having some trouble with it and I needed a break so it worked out well. NOW he is preparing to really retire and I got the quilt out again. I fixed the problem and am ready to attach the border. I used Delectable Mountain and Log Cabin blocks because the quilt is for his mountain cabin. I also used different duck fabrics because his cabin is called the Duck Inn. I want to get it ready to quilt in the next week or so. He is planning on retiring on June 30th and I hope to see him before then.

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8 comments:

Stray Stitches said...

Beautiful quilt! What a wonderful gift to celebrate your brother's retirement.

Pat said...

Having seen this quilt in person during its "journey" toward completion, I can say it's a very nice quilt and I'm sure your brother will treasure it.

Pat said...

What a wonderful gift! I love the pattern and fabric references to his passions.

Annette said...

What a fun quilt. I like all the special meaning behind it...I'm sure he will love it.

fabricartist21 said...

I love the quilt you are giving your brother and I am sure he will like it too. Great sister you are. So Duck Inn will get a blessing.

Perri said...

thank you for sharing the Vignette Blog giveaway - good luck!
Happy stitching, P

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

I LOVE your brothers retirement quilt. He's a LUCKY BOY to have you! The colors,Materials,and pattern you used are PERFECT. I love the blue giving the look of a water stream for the ducks! "It is GORGEOUS"!!! I happened upon your blog and it is such a sweet place to spend some time with my cup of coffee! I'm you newest FOLLOWER...I hope you will Peek in on my Blog and Follow, If you like!
Hugs, Donna

Micki said...

That is a beautiful quilt which will be greatly appreciated I am sure.
Micki