Andy’s Quilt

Andy’s quilt is now returned from the quilt show! And I got some good pictures of it too.

I made the quilt for his birthday cause he likes practical gifts and I’m a lot better at sentimental gifts so I figured a nice bed quilt was a good mid-point. The colored stripes are dots and dashes spelling out words using Morse Code. Each time the color changes it is a new letter, so if there are 3 dashes and 2 dots (just a random combination, it may not actually be in there) that are all right next to each other in the same fabric, they are all part of the same letter. The first word is his name and the last two words are amo te (an approximate translation of I love you into Latin which Andy did many years ago) and the rest are descriptors of him and things I love about him. They are as follows, in no particular order: silly, thoughtful, geeky, caring, handsome, brilliant, loving, kind, funny and helpful.

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3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Caithryn on October 10, 2012 at 11:58 am

    I love the geometric … uh… Help a non-quilter out. What’s the part where you sew all the layers together called? Is that the actual quilting? The front part is the piecework part right? Anyways, my favorite part is the geometric blue sewing, I think it’s an awesome subtle touch that accents the whole piece.

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    • Yup, that stitching is called the quilting and the front part is pieced together and generally called the top. The quilting is pretty awesome. We actually had it done professionally by a friend who has a quilting business here in Fargo, she does amazing things!

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  2. Posted by Caithryn on October 10, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Also, it’s fitting that my gravatar looks like a quilt.

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