Friday, August 12, 2011

A Country Quilt for a Country Boy

I'm getting in married in two months, to a lovely boy from a small town in Quebec. He is the perfect match for me! He patiently comes with me to the quilt store, and our first time there he fell in love with this quilt. He and I dug through a box of scrap squares, and picked out enough to make this quilt. We both love the warm country colors and simple style of this quilt. Nothing fancy here, but it made us smile nonetheless.

M.E. gave me a quarter inch foot for my machine, and boy has it made piecing so much easier. I love that he takes an interest in what I do, he's even learned to use a rotary cutter, and likes to help with the layout :)

His mother is a quilt maker, and he grew up in a home with lots of lovingly made, beautiful quilts. We both dream of having a little farm someday, or a cozy house in the country with lots of handmade love inside.

We can't live in the same city because of our jobs, so it makes me feel better knowing that there's a quilt from me at the foot of his bed when we're apart.

 The pattern is called Country Patch, and it's made from scraps using some Kansas Troubles for the border. It's backed in flannel, and quilted in an all-over vine pattern.

My desire to knit had somewhat petered out, however these days I find it's been creeping back. I've started to troll Ravelry once again for patterns, and have a few new projects in mind:)


Yarndude said...

Awwww, that's so sweet! Congrats on finding such a wonderful man (and making such a beautiful quilt!)

Marie said...

You picked a winner Jess! I am just trying to imagine K helping me pick through fabric. He will sit patiently by, drive me to yarnstores while we travel, but has not been able to successfully feign interest. He does admire the colors, however :)
Lovely quilt! And shame on me for not getting you that 1/2 inch foot when you started quilting. I thought you had one...
Love ya,

Heather said...

...and he likes to photograph the quilts and shares in all of your outdoor pursuits, too! Well done on the boy-choosing AND the quilt! It looks cozy and warm and lovely, just like you.

Kelli said...

LOVE the quilt, and the story.. found you via the FNSI link. :o) I'm your newest follower. Nice to *meet* you. That looks like the perfect country quilt!