Sunday, August 30, 2015

Quilt #27: Packer-Viking Quilt

Following my post on my nephew's Bears quilt, here is the quilt I made for his dad and mom, my brother and sister-in-law. Like any good Minnesotan, my brother is a Viking fan. Twenty years ago, he did the unthinkable: he married a Packer fan.

So, how do you make a quilt that both a Viking fan and a Packer fan will love? Split it in half and use the colors that the teams share. I landed on a herringbone pattern inspired by this quilt by Michael Ann Made. 

Here's the pattern I made in PowerPoint. Someday I will take the plunge and get the Electronic Quilter software, but for now PowerPoint works for me.

The blocks weren't hard to make, just lots and lots of half square triangles...before I learned out to make eight at a time. Gah! I could have saved so.much.time. 

I put soft white minky on the back. For the binding I used some Mardi Gras chevron stripe fabric. I love it and can't wait to use it in another project.

I love the herringbone pattern and adore that one of my favorite photos of D was taken this quilt. 

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