Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Safari Quilt

I've been at my Mom's for 12 days and arrived back home Monday evening. She had hip replacement surgery and I drove down to be with her. She's doing well and in good hands. The neighbors are all very close and have become family  through the years. I didn't cook one meal while I was there. Her huge 20 cubic foot freezer went out so I shopped for one and had it delivered. It was packed and I had planned on eating from it, but Mom's friends had other plans. Her doorbell rang every day and friends delivered delicious home cooked meals complete with dessert and who in their right mind would turn down lemon meringue pie and blackberry cobbler?

I imagine that DH is ready for a home cooked meal now, but I told him I may have forgotten how to cook. Grin.

I always take a quilt to bind when I head that way and this one was next in line:


When Missouri Star introduced the Sashed Hexi Quilt tutorial, I knew I had to make it in animal prints. The local Safari Club has an auction during it's annual banquet in February. Each year they sponsor a couple of hunts for wounded veterans and I wanted to contribute in some way. So this quilt will either be auctioned off to raise money for one of their hunts or given to a veteran. I'm hoping it will be auctioned off and then donated back to the veteran. :)


I don't ordinarily watch much television, but the Olympics are the exception so I stitched on this binding while watching in the evenings with my mom


I chose a brown minky backing and although probably not the ideal quilt to be working on in the south in August, I think it's the perfect choice for this quilt and Jackie quilted a pantograph design called Labyrinth that has a tribal feel to it:



It's 53 x 67...a good back of the couch size:


And many thanks to my champion quilt holder!


It's hard to believe that we left Zimbabwe exactly 1 year ago. Looking at this quilt, I think I need to make another one...for us!

11 comments:

Tired Teacher said...

Best wishes to your Mom during her recovery.

Love the quilt and the fabrics you used. Well done!

Janet O. said...

Sounds like your Mom will be well cared for, though I am sure she will miss your company.
Perfect quilt for the Safari Club auction!
I think you definitely need one of your own. : )

Judy said...

It's a super nice quilt and you did a great job!! I'm happy your Mom is doing ok. Hip surgery is hard on older ladies. I'm happy she has great neighbors. She lives in my favorite Texas town!!

Gwynette in NW Arkansas said...

Glad your mom is doing well and has good and caring neighbors. You have me humming The Lion Sleeps Tonight with all those animal prints!!! Love the Minkee on the back as that makes for a good snuggle quilt!

juliehallfeldhaus said...

A wish for a speedy recovery for your mom:) Love your quilt too!

Alycia said...

Fantastic quilt - glad you could be with your mom. and i Agree - sometimes cooking is easy to forget - ha ha!

Pauline said...

Hip surgery is no fun, so glad you could go help her out and enjoy such nice neighbors. Safari quilt is charming! I can just see it in a den, folded over a sofa back and head mounts all in the room. Can you hear the drum beat going?

Mary E. Stephens said...

That's a great quilt! :-)
I can't believe it's been a year since your trip! I never did go back and read the rest of the posts about it. More's the pity, and my loss. :-/

Louise said...

Beautiful! The sashed hexis are perfect for those animal prints. Glad to hear your Mom is recovering well.

Dar said...

What a great looking quilt and reminder of your Safari trip. It is a perfect backing for those prints. Glad your mom is healing and if you need a refresher on cooking, I can send you a cookbook that will get you back on track. lol

Sandy said...

Love the quilt. So cool that you got to spend that time with your mom and be taken care of by her friends. No cooking is always a good thing!

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