As you know, my mom is a cyclist and loves to talk “bike” with anyone who has an ear. Lucky for her, my dad is just as excited about it as she is, he just doesn’t actually ride as much as she does. He mostly likes picking out bikes and bike gear :)
Anyway, because of this… enthusiasm, I started collecting some bike prints- Michael Miller, Erin McMorris, etc. Then, I got an acrylic template to help make the circles, and got to work. It took a long time, I’m not going to lie. I was also pregnant, anemic, and a mother. Good excuses.
I believe I have 20 different prints on this quilt- 21 if you include the binding. For a while there it was looking pretty masculine, so I started adding florals to make it a little more feminine for my mom’s sake.
Then I quilted 1/4 lines along the horizontal and vertical seam lines, and then in a diagonal grid through the circles so it slightly resembles spokes from the front. You can’t see the stitching really well from the front, but here’s that back view where you can really see it well.
My husband was soooo excited to help me take photos of it. Thanks Mike! :)
And here are the new owners of the bike quilt! They liked it! Hopefully it can keep them a bit warm while watching shows together on the couch. That’s all its size can accommodate! I am always glad when hard work goes to deserving people, and my parents really deserve it. They are great (and yes, my dad is wearing a belt on top of his shirt. He’s a funny person… if you knew him you’d understand!) and I will miss them tons if we ever move far away from them.
I hope everyone who celebrated Christmas had a great day! I’m so glad it is over… life was so stressful last week. Time to calm down, finally!