Jackson School Quilt at Evergreen and Jackson School

This quilt is about this space, this intersection. I have to pass it to go just about anywhere..  and its the urban growth boundary line. Suburbs on one side; working farms on the other. Its part of what makes Oregon a great place to live, this spot is less than 2 miles from the city center of Hillsboro Oregon, the county seat of Washington County. (and the spot where I was married) I love living here.
When the breeze played across the wheat I decided to make a quilt about it.
This puppy is a large queen and we use it on our bed.
Those three circles in the border ( see them upper left) are an homage to the light and are tula pink lady bugs.
The binding is a lovely italian shirting that is silky, strong and much like Liberty.
I quilted in the year and included little details just for my Dear Husband. This is our Fifth Year in our home and I wanted to make him a present that reflected our happy home. Our happy life. I'm so grateful. I hadn't made him a quit since Xmas 2007 (when I was a beginner) and really he deserves much better.
Duh sorry .. Did I mention this has always been, from the very beginning, a gift for my husband?
Quilters Rock!
and so do their SOs. 


The Calico Cat said...

Damn - now in addition to haveing the inspiration to work on my circles quilt, I have a reminder about my husband's UFO...

Cristin said...

such a yummy quilt! I have a fabric cutter and happen to have the drunkards path die - so I totally want to try it out now!
Love all that Amy Butler goodness! :-)

Steph said...

The quilt is beautiful :)

I've been following your blog for awhile, and I just now realized you're in Hillsboro. I lived there for awhile when I was a kid :)