Today I’m linking in with the Blogger’s Quilt Festival over at Amy’s Creative Side.
Way back in 1995 my hubby decided to change careers and return to school. The plan was to attend our local college for a year to fill in some missing courses and then transfer to the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, to complete his B.A. So I decided to make him a quilt to take away to Fairbanks with him, as he would be gone for 8 months with only a few visits home between semesters and at holidays.
I wanted him to have something made by my hands to keep him warm at night.
I decided to make him a stars quilt because of his love of astronomy, and to make it in red, white and blue because he would be going to school in the US. My 10-year old son helped pick out the fabric.
I worked really hard on that quilt for the entire year he spent at our local college before departing for Fairbanks. I hand quilted the entire border in feather and fan! The entire quilt is hand quilted by me.
Then, when the quilt was 3/4 finished, hubby decided not to go away to school after all. I put the quilt down and didn’t pick it up again for 16 years!
I finally finished it this past summer. Yay!
The completed quilt is 68 x 98 inches – a double bed size.
I’m glad I took all these pictures this fall. When I got it home afterwards, I threw it into the wash and sadly the red ran into the muslin.
We’ve been sleeping under it every night – the October nights are chilly in the Yukon!