Thursday, January 31, 2013
Irish Chain Wildlife Quilt Finish
Here it is, my finished Irish Chain Wildlife Quilt!! I started this for my husband's 50th birthday, which was just a month and a few days ago. I bought the fabric panel at a local quilt show a year or so ago, and found some coordinating fabric here and there. I've been wanting to make an Irish Chain quilt for a while now, and using the panels in the center was a perfect opportunity. It was also rather serendipitous, as after I made the quilt top, I realized / remembered that my husband's birth mother was Irish. He was adopted at birth and we know almost nothing about his birth family, but do know that one fact.
As I mentioned in recent posts, my husband's only comment when I was making the quilt was that there was no elk in it. My oldest son also shot his first elk on my husband's birthday, so I knew that I had to put an elk in there somewhere. It's there, but you have to look hard... kind of like camouflage ;-).
The rest is quilted in an "antler" design.
The back was made from stash fabric. With 2 boys and a husband, and even a boy hunting dog in the family, there's no shortage of "Mossy Oak Break-up" here... It's 60 by 60 inches, and yes, my husband totally loves it, and was very impressed with the quilted elk :-).
I'm linking up with Shanna at Fiber of All Sorts Finish party!! Whew hew!! Come join us over there!!
I'm also linking up with Crazy Mom Quilt's Finish It Up Friday!