66 x 66
A quilt for my brother
A UFO finish.
The squares are 6.5 inches and from an I Spy travel themed swap I participated in several years ago.
Colors we swapped were red, green, white/cream, blue and black. I had to add some of my own fabrics.
I don't know that it is evident because the squares are so big but I arranged the squares in the conventional "Trip Around the World" configuration.
I quilted it with one big spiral (trip around the world) on my plain Jane DSM. I took Sophie's advice and made sure I rotated quilt clockwise. It still wasn't all that easy to get the quilting done on such a large quilt but it was actually easier than I thought it would be.
And why is the quilt for my brother? Because I'm proud of him.
I don't know the number of years...maybe 20 or so...but many years ago he was a cocaine addict and an alcoholic. After he got down as low as a person can go he changed his life around and kicked both habits after many starts and many failures.
He has been a chef in Florida at a country club for quite some time. So he gets to take a lot of vacation time off during the "slow season" - the summer months. In the past so many (is it 20?) years he has exchanged his cocaine trippin' habit for some world trippin' and has traveled all over the world - a lot of times to take cooking classes in the foreign countries he has traveled.
So this quilt is to celebrate my brother's long years of sobriety.
I hope my brother continues to have a good trip.