Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Man of Cloth Quilt


The Man of Cloth Quilt is finally finished and bound. This quilt was made for Fr Augustine to welcome him to our Parish and to Australia. When I asked Augustine what colour he would like, he cheekily said,"Pink". For those that know me I do have a warped sense of humour and was almost tempted to add some pink but refrained from doing so and dove into my Parson Grey Curious Nature stash instead.

I apologise for the photos. It has rained non stopped for the last few days and I have not been able to photograph outside.


The quilt is a simple design using free form lime crosses. It is mostly negative space using the Kaufman Quilters Linen in grey and quilted in multiple fill patterns using a light teal thread.


The backing is one of my favourite prints from Emily Herrick's - going coastal range - Crab Walk in Grey. I thought the crabs made it a bit quirky and fun. Although, one may have nightmares with all those clawed creatures lying on top of them.


Augustine will receive the quilt on Friday and I hope it brings him much warmth and comfort in his journeys.

15 comments:

  1. How appropriate that you used a fabric with the word "parson" in it for a clergyman! The design is fabulous with the 'crosses' too! I look forward to hearing Fr Augustine's response!

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  2. Beautiful! I know he will love it!

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  3. It looks great Jane! I am sure he will love it!

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  4. It is perfect.
    I am sure he will love it!

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  5. I missed the 'parson' connection!
    It is just gorgeous, Jane. Perfect design, perfect fabric choices. I'm sure Fr Augustine will be humbled to receive such a beautiful quilt.

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  6. Very nice! I really like the size of the blocks and and their placement! I'm sure Fr. Augustine will love it!

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  7. The quilt turned out really nice. I like the fabric and design choices.

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  8. Can I just say "BLESS YOU"? My younger brother is a priest and people love to give him rosaries, bibles, and other (frankly) not-so-useful gifts. They are just like us - they need socks, a dinner out, and a QUILT! I think it's the loveliest thing ever - he'll have it always, remember this parish every time he looks at it, and get the bonus of having it to sleep under, nap under, and take comfort under. THANK YOU for giving him such a wonderful (and beautiful!) welcome gift.

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  9. You did a fantastic job. This quilt will definityly be treasured. Well done.
    You chose a great pattern. Your colors will go with any decor. I love the crabs. They add a whimsical touch that everyone needs.
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  10. What a beautiful gift to give your new parish priest! I am sure he will love it. One of my friends has recently been installed in a new parish in the Sunshine Coast area and one of the congregation members promptly made a mini quilt/coat for Tilly the dog who goes to the parish office everyday! I know my friend thought it was just the nicest thing to do and it certainly made her feel more welcome. Now the dog comes to church breakfast every Sunday too!

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  11. What a thoughtful and lovely gift. He will surely love it.

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  12. what a beautiful quilt and such a lovely gift. An amazing generous gift.

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  13. It's a lovely quilt. I'm sure he will use and enjoy it.

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  14. What a beautiful gift. I love the quilt name, and the design, too. Perfect.

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  15. Such a lovely quilt - and a perfect choice of fabric too!

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