Sunday, September 23, 2007

My Brother Makes Quilts

My brother, David, is a quilter. The following pictures are his newest quilt in progress. Dave is still piecing it and is almost ready to add the batting and backing. He is an experienced quilter, quilting for at least 15 years (right, Dave?) Every stitch is sewn by hand, no machine quilting. Even more interesting, David designs his own patterns. This quilt will be the 7th quilt my artistic and talented brother has made!

I love the selection of rainbow colors! This quilt is bright and airy and Dave thinks he will call it "Springtime." It will be finished with a light blue border, then completely hand quilted.

The quilt design consists of hexagons, big square panels, small squares and arrows.

David has been working on this quilt for 6 months, on weekends. He is a busy Dad of 2 boys, both teenagers now, and he works a full time job, and he is an awesome quilter and designer. Wow, huh? I hope that he will share his gorgeous photographs with us on this blog. Vermont is one of the most beautiful states in the country, especially now with all the trees in the mountains turning red and gold, and Dave's photographs really do it justice.


So, ladies, what do you think? I love to read your comments . . .

12 comments:

She'sSewPretty said...

Wow! I'm impressed. Beautiful quilt!

caireen said...

it does look great - really fresh and vibrant too... I've seen a few quilts by men now (Kaffe of course too) and they always look great - very colourful and geometric and not overly fussy.

Felicia said...

What a talent he is.

Anonymous said...

That is truly one of the most beautiful quilts I have ever seen! I live near Vermont and it is one of the most beautiful places ever!

Katy said...

A lovely quilt - so unusual. Is that a picture of David as a little boy? I love the outfit the is wearing, he looks so cute!!!!!

stuffed said...

Wow is right. You might have the coolest brother ever.

saraeden said...

Your Brother is very talented !!!

Sara x

weirdbunny said...

This quilt is amazing, and the colours stunning. I too quilt by hand, it's the only way too go ! ~ Juli

Doe said...

Your brother is unbelievably talented to design and quilt this amazing piece by hand. Just gorgeous!

Jody said...

Wow! That's beautiful. I can't imagine sewing an entire quilt by hand ... he has my admiration.

Donna said...

Sensational! How does he feel about a long flight to Australia to finish some of my UFO's.......

Bettsi McComb said...

WOW!!!!!! That is awesome! I think it is so cool that he does this AND that his teenage sons see him doing this. No gender barriers! Love it!