My aunt is now 87 so she was in her early 80's when I made the quilt for her. I know that when I made it, people were expecting that I would have made a flowery quilt for her because of her age. But I have always thought of her as being more of a modern person. When she was younger she was an editor of social justice themed newsletters, and I have memories of her taking me to the area where the "Beat Nicks" hung out when I was a kid.
The pattern is City Bank from Cherrie House's book City Quilts. The original was done in reds but I chose blues and greens because blue is my aunt's favourite colour. The quilting is straight line quilting with a walking foot echoing the black lines and the edge of each block. This was the first quilt I enjoyed quilting. Up until this point all my quilting was done in the ditch. I'm still not crazy about in the ditch quilting.
I backed the quilt with this beautiful Jason Yenter fabric. I still love the deep blues of this fabric. I bound it in solid black.
This weekend we will be preparing the apartment for my aunts return so I'll be bringing it back there. We are hoping she will be able to cope on her own again, with supports, as that is what her wish is. At this point there is no release date set but she is making progress so it shouldn't be far off. I'll be away from home Thursday morning so I'll join the Throwback Thursday linkup, at Quarter Inch From the Edge later in the day.