Fransson Quilts

Small Plates – finished!

March 25, 2013

I finally was able to get some pictures of my recent finished quilt – it’s 3rd quilt in Practical Guide to Patchwork project that I started in 2010 (damn knocking out 12 quilts is taking long).   The quilt pattern is called Small Plates:

Small Plates finished!(Front)

Back - Small Plates(Back)

This quilt was meant for a family-friend.  When I started picking out the fabric from it – she said she loved greens and purples.  So when Price Charming by Tula Pink (spring 2011) and Heirloom by Joel Dewberry (spring 2011) hit the market, I knew it would be a good fit together.  Well til’ I started putting the blocks together. . . I thought, “God this looks like a hot mess!”

Small plates layout


After finishing the top, and then sending it to a wonderful local quilter to finish it, I thought: “Well this isn’t that bad!”  I just used a Moda Bella Solid light blue for the binding.
DSCN2361It’s funny how things work out. . .

So when my dad saw the finished quilt – he wanted it for himself.  It made me laugh.  This hot purple, pink, and green quilt for my 71yr old dad.  Gotta love it.  So last week when I popped the quilt in the washer before work. .I thought I can’t wait to see it wrinkled up from the dryer.  I told my pops that it was in the washer and I still need to put it in the dryer.  Mainly because up to this point, he’s been asking me every week when he could have his quilt.  Eager beaver style.  I came home and the quilt was gone from the washer. . . and it wasn’t in the dryer.  Dad was so eager that he put the quilt in the dryer, folded it, and went on his marry way with it.

This morning, my dad told me, “Mom stole the quilt so you’re going to have to make me another one.”  Funny right?
Small Plates - direct sun (no filter)

Close up of quilting(Close up of the quilting)


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  • Reply Claire March 25, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    I come from a family like that too! My mum shows my sis something I’ve made, my sis says I love it and my mum says can I make another one. My daughter does it too, I’m given something, she says she likes it and before I know it, my new whatever is gone! I can see why both your parents wanted this quilt, its beautiful.

  • Reply Pam March 25, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    Yes, it is funny! But I totally agree with the quilt snatchers – if’s a gorgeous quilt and you should make more. 🙂

  • Reply Christine March 25, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    It is beautiful.

  • Reply Esmari Taylor March 25, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Ooooeeeee, that is so lovely! Love the colours and the quilting is gorgeous!

  • Reply Elnora March 25, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Geez, that quilt is gorgeous, and I’m so glad you shared the story about your dad stealing it and then your mom stealing it from him! I can just see your dad tapping his foot, waiting for it to come out of the dryer… So sweet! Am curious to hear what kind of a quilt you’ll make him!

  • Reply Barbie March 25, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    I love that your Dad dried it and took it home without you knowing. That is awesome.
    Kayli did a beautiful job on the quilting!

  • Reply Katie B March 25, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Love the thought of Pops in front of the dryer waiting for the quilt to be finished. Brilliant.

  • Reply Jeanenne Nielsen March 25, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Be glad your dad liked it enough to want it. He must of really liked it. I thought it looked really pretty. I just finished one quilt top and I only have to put boarders on and I will have another quilt top done. Then I have to wait until next winter to get them quilted, as my husband hand quilts them, but he won’t quilt in the spring or summer.

  • Reply Debbie March 25, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Sweet story and sweet quilt!

  • Reply Flying Blind March 26, 2013 at 7:46 am

    Excellent!! Your dad sounds brilliant!

  • Reply diane stanley March 26, 2013 at 7:48 am

    great quilt and an even funnier story about the double theft within the family

  • Reply trish March 26, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    That is such a cute story!! I love it! :o)

  • Reply Ronnie Haley April 2, 2013 at 7:00 am

    beautiful quilting and quilt. Parents!!!!!!

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