Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

First quilt of the year finished

"Robert's Quilt," by Sherrie Spangler

I finished the wonky log cabin baby wall quilt today -- my first completed project of the year!

It was commissioned by a friend to give to her new grandson. Her only request was that I include blue, yellow and red; she left everything else up to me. I decided on the log cabin block, with the traditional red representing the hearth of the home. It seemed a fitting design for bringing a baby into his new home. 

The quilting spirals out from the center, representing the path he will take starting at home and circling wider and wider into the world. The colors reminded me of blue skies, sunshine, water, fields, grass, trees and snow. (Most of the fabrics are from the Grunge line.)

Have a colorful day


Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

I love it! Will give him lots to look at and imagine as he grows!

The Idaho Beauty said...

Gosh, what a perfect blue. The blocks just float on that background. This turned out so well!