Yellow Brick Road

It’s a tried and true classic pattern, yes? And a good pattern for a new quilter.

So I talked it up…I showed John pictures of it. I looked around and finally found the pattern in my attic storage area. I haven’t gotten permission to show a photo of the pattern, but here is a photo (from a free images page) of a Yellow Brick Road quilt:

This is a nice example of the classic quilt pattern

This is a nice example of the classic quilt pattern

So he looked at the pattern. Then he pulled fabrics from my stash:

This is my stash, or most of it...

This is my stash, or most of it…

He likes blue, so he was working with blues. I had forgotten there is quite a bit of cutting initially  And, since I’ve been sewing for over 50 years, it’s hard for me to remember that he hasn’t learned to read patterns…so it was slow going there. By the time he had all the pieces cut out, he wasn’t interested in constructing the blocks.

Patches on the Design Wall

Patches on the Design Wall

So he just put the patches up and kept working on them. I was a little flustered at this point. I really wanted him to get the idea of making a block, and using those blocks to construct a quilt. Er, umm…he was breaking the rules. Well I shouldn’t be surprised about that!

Yes, very nice!

Quilt Number Two

So he just kept at it. and pretty soon a top emerged. He had controlled, for the most part, the placement of the values, and created a design he liked. Of course, this needed to go to the top of my quilting queue. So here’s a closeup of the quilting:

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And one of the back:

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The back is a deep blue flannel we bought at Joy of Quilting in Florence, Oregon. Just right for this top. So there’s Quilt Number Two for John, another really pretty piece.

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5 Comments

  1. Jody said,

    April 5, 2013 at 5:23 am

    John this is beautiful! And blue is my favorite color too. Good Job!
    Aunt Jody

  2. Robin said,

    April 5, 2013 at 8:00 am

    That is beautiful! Breaking the rules seems to work here.

  3. debby said,

    April 5, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Woo hoo to breaking the rules!! I love it, John!

  4. Gayle Freeman said,

    April 7, 2013 at 2:31 am

    Obviously a ‘color outside the lines’ kind of guy. I think you’ve created a monster!


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