Monday, March 24, 2008

Jimmy Buffet Quilt

I made this quilt a couple of years ago and taught a class at my LQS during one summer. I have affectionately named it the Jimmy Buffet Quilt because looking at it reminds me several Jimmy Buffet songs -- Margaritaville, Fins, Changes in Latitudes -- just to name a few. The houses, cabanas, palm trees and sun are paper-pieced and I only used batiks. Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on how you look at it, I sold the quilt to someone who walked into my LQS, saw the quilt and asked if it was for sale. The woman and her husband spent their vacations in the Caribbean and she wanted to give it to him for Christmas. So I sold it with the intention of someday making another one for myself -- just as soon as I find a blue for the sky . . .

Caryn was a student in my class that summer and made 3 of these quilts AND gave them away -- fortunately one was for her DD so at least she can visit it or the quilt visits Caryn when DD is home from college.

2 comments:

Caryn said...

I didn't make 3 that summer though! Obviously, I love this quilt - thanks for a wonderful class!

Susan said...

I always liked that quilt, but not enough to take the time to make it. Paper piecing is not my favorite but it gives great results. Maybe some day I will finish my paper piecing (garden stars) project and move on to this one.