Since today is my brother’s birthday I’m showing three of the four quilts I’ve made for him over the years. I don’t dare make him any more, but the ones I’ve already given him are hanging in his house. (I checked when I visited him last weekend.)
This medallion type wall hanging, done in 2006, is the last quilt I made for him. I e-mailed photos of its construction to my brother to make sure he liked the colors, design, etc. I had a more elaborate border planned but it didn’t suit him. The colors were chosen to go with his bedroom walls. It looks good hanging there.
“Adventures in Paradise” commemorated a sailing trip my brother took in the South Pacific. I think he finds it too pink (what other color can you use for tropical sunsets?) but he has it displayed in his home office.
The fourth, and earliest, quilt I made for my brother was done pre-digital cameras. When I saw it last weekend I cringed when I examined its construction – the inner border is a double line of 1.5 inch squares and THEY DON’T LINE UP. And the polyester batting I used is bearding like crazy. Yet I like the design so I hope he squints a little when he looks at it so those numerous imperfections get lost.
My gift to him this year was tickets to a Broadway show called “Old Hats.” We both laughed so hard my cheeks hurt and his voice became hoarse. It’s not really a play, but a combination of skits, songs, and clowning; starring Bill Irwin and David Shiner. I highly recommend it.