24 Jan

It’s all about the guys

First: I owe a huge thanks to my Technical Support department! That would be my husband who, even though he’s on the other side of the world doing far more important things, is willing to muck around in the html of my blog when I can’t figure it out on my own. I am also amazed that technology allows for him to do this kind of thing remotely and with the worst bandwidth ever. Thanks to TS&WGH (Tech Support & World’s Greatest Husband) I have now been upgraded to the newest WordPress and have a Flickr badge and cute category cloud (I’ve always wanted one of those word cloud things. Not sure why.).

I made him go through all this because I can now share stuff I have in my Flickr account since the two gifts posted there for my sister (who reads my blog) are now at her house. I’ve already shared the Wee Kitties Bowling Rainbow, and now I can share the quilt I made for my new nephew, born just last week.

His name is Tanner, which is an Anglicization of the German, Tanne, meaning Pine. Obviously, a tree quilt was in order.

This was the hint back in November, and pretty tree-like, but I REALLY wanted to make a zig zag quilt. I’m very pleased with the plain chocolate linen background paired with the bright string-pieced scraps (I chose linen because it was the only plain fabric in my stash that I had enough of).

Tanner’s Treeline ©2008 Kristin La Flamme

The linen was a little fussy to work with since it moves around a lot more than more tightly woven cotton, and I was being a bit too cavalier with it, so the finished product is a bit wonky, but I don’t think Tanner cares.

13 thoughts on “It’s all about the guys

  1. Wow! That’s a big beautiful quilt. I didn’t think it was so big in the first picture, but with the charming baby for scale… it seems larger.

    Yeah Art!

  2. As you know, I’ve seen your wonderful string pieced zig zag blocks before but WOW the string pieced border really completes the quilt.

  3. After being lucky enough to see this quilt in person, It is as gorgeous as the picture dictates. The stitching is wonderful! I love the quilt! Tanner is lucky!

  4. What an adorable baby and lucky to have such a talented aunt! The quilt is beautiful. I really like the brown with the greens and I was surprised at the size once I saw the baby on it. Way to go! Cheers.

  5. This is exactly the color scheme that has been circling my brain this week. Now that I see your quilt I pretty much know that I am going to do something using those colors. I love the quilt and the baby is pretty cute too!

  6. Congratulations on the new bayb in the family and what an heirloom he has! this is one beautiful quilt! Funny how different it looks up close compared to from a distance.
    ~Emily

  7. Sweet Baby! And I love that you used linen but would never have thought to do so myself! I have a couple lovely linen shirts in the closet that I picked up at thrifts because I liked the fabric. They don’t fit me but they will certainly fit into a quilt!

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