The quilt I want to share is a quilt I made for my son, Erik. Erik had quite an exciting year in 2009. He graduated college, turned 30, and got married all in one year's time. He is my oldest son. He's always been a hard worker, even in the jobs he held in high school. But while he was in college, he became a cook and that's how he worked his way through. He worked at several restaurants, first mainly flipping burgers, then moving on to breakfasts, and eventually working in a place near Oregon State University where he learned to make lots of good food. He and his bride enjoy cooking together, and they also keep a vegetable garden.
Of the quilts I've made, this quilt I made for Erik is my favorite. He chose the focus fabric, which is hot peppers. (He always liked the food fabrics best.) I chose the rest of the fabrics around that focus fabric. The quilt pattern is called "Winning Hand," by Eleanor Burns, but I called this quilt "Salsa."
I have always liked quilts with bright colors on a black background. Here are some close-ups of the blocks and borders:
It's a little hard to see, but the quilting was done by a local long arm quilter named Erin Davis. She does such beautiful work. On this quilt, she did peppers in a perfectly coordinated variegated thread.
I chose the backing fabric separately. What I didn't know until later was that it was in the same collection as the pepper fabric. It was just dumb luck (and the fact that it was perfect for the back).
I really enjoyed this quilt, and I know Erik gives it lots of love. It went together fast, and because it lent itself so well to chain piecing, I made one for my daughter-in-law, Mae, at the same time. Her fabrics are so different from his, and I always like to show them together because even though the pattern is the same, the quilts looks so completely different.
Her focus fabric is butterflies, and the quilt is called "Metamorphosis." I hope you like my quilts.
Now hop on over to The Blogger Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side to see more quilts. Enjoy!