Monday, October 22, 2012

A Boy, A Cathedral and A Quilt!

My middle son attends The Citadel in South Carolina! He is a Junior this year.  At the beginning of his Freshman year, The Citadel Regimental Band was invited to participate in the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo!  For a whole month during the summer, they entertained crowds of delighted people.  It was such an awesome experience.
One of my sons absolute favorite places in Edinburgh is St Giles Cathedral.  It has the most beautiful blue ceiling.  Here are two pictures of the ceiling.  I decided that I would make him a quilt to remind him of the Cathedral.  Quite some time ago I had bought  "The Patchwork of the Crosses" and have been wanting to make it.
 Here is one completed cross block! I am using the English Paper Piecing Method.  I had the difficult task of finding fabric to use around the blocks.
 I found a Moda Bella Solid Sky Blue which is a very good match to the ceiling.  I thought Stonehenge Limestone would be good for the background as it looks like the stonework of the Cathedral.
So far I have made two crosses and number three is well under way.  Gavin is really excited about the quilt.  He is a very talented person who loves to make things in his spare time and has a real appreciation for handmade things!


  1. POTC blocks are also on my hexie to do list. They will make a spectacular rememberance of the cathedral, especially with that perfect blue!

  2. Simply gorgeous! What a precious treasure for Gav! You are cruisin' right along on these crosses! Way to go!