Wednesday, September 10, 2014

David the Nurse

The quilt Miss Ru requested for one of her nurses, David, is complete. David was going to have surgery and then be off from work for six weeks. Ruthie, of course, was touched by this and asked me to make a quilt for him. It has taken me a bit longer than usual to get it done, but I am happy with the end product.

I think he will like it.  As you can see, Bruno worked so hard helping me that he had to take a nap.
Here's a closer look at some of the quilting. It is all freehand, just muddling along. It was fun.

And here is another look after it went through the washer and dryer - all crinkly and cuddly and soft.
If you've ever wondered what it would look like to lie on the floor and look up through the quilting while it's still on the frame ----- this would be it.  It looks like some really big holes, doesn't it. But don't worry - they all go away when it's washed.

Here is the official portrait, outside, washed, dried and held up by the incomparable Mr. Muddling!

For the backing I used two bird panels framed in some Jinny Beyer fabric. I like the back almost as well as the front.

Oh, and I wanted to share with you this strange shot I got of the moon very early Monday morning. There really was a ring around the moon and those clouds. 

I do hope you are having a wonderful week. I am. And I am extremely thankful!

Hugs and kisses,


Exuberant Color said...

David's quilt came out very nice! I especially like the stars in the sashing.

Sheila said...

David's quilt is beautiful. Cool stars in the sashing. I like the pattern.
Hope David's surgery went well.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Beautiful quilt ... I'm sure it will help David recover more quickly.

Thimbleanna said...

Another beauty Elaine! What a sweet thing to do for David -- I know he'll treasure it and hopefully he'll always think of Ruthie when he looks at it. I love the little stars in the sashing!

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

I love the beautiful quilt. It's pattern and colors are magnificent. I'm sure David will like this quilt very much. I hope he is feeling better. It's so kind of you to make this lovely quilt for him.
I like the photo of the moon very much, too.
Have a blessed week.

Karen said...

I really like the way this one has turned out. Gorgeous with the stars at the corner stones.
I had never thought of using panels this way. That is really smart AND it looks great, too!!
I think Miss Ru would be very impressed!
It is a gorgeous gift.

Paula said...

A really beautiful quilt, I'm sure it willbe very well received. Great moon photo!

Ann X said...

David's quilt is a beauty! I 'm fond of bright colours with dark borders, and this one just is perfect! I'm sure he will love it.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Miss Ru is smiling I am sure at what a beautiful quilt you made for her nurse David. So very sweet. What an eerie picture of the moon!

Karendianne said...

wow! cool picture of the moon.

Boy that quilt turned out great and Bruno just cracks me up. :)