Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Last Supper Quilt

Remember my telling you this had to be in a post by itself? Well, here it is and you will see why.
This gorgeous quilt was at the Great Alaska Quilt Show in Anchorage last weekend too. I did not know much about this quilt before the show, but after seeing it and it's creator, I had to do a little online research.


For those who do not know, it was done by a retired dentist and a male quilter. Just goes to show us that boys can play too, and this one set a new bar for us all!    My photo makes him look like he is asleep, but not so, he was getting a post card of the quilt to sign for me! Don't you just love his shirt? It is dyed like the backing on the quilt.


Besides it's behemoth size 67" x 183", the fact that it is all 1/2" squares that he cut, numbered and pieced is unbelievable.
                Everyone was completely fascinated by this work of art!

You can read more on this HERE, I can tell you it is incredible. I do bow down to this guy. He sure puts me to shame!  :-)  I am so glad I was able to see this in person. I would not have believed it, if I hadn't!!!

Now on a completely different subject... Don't you just love the beautiful flowers???




Guess all the summer time daylight makes all the difference! 

8 comments:

  1. Simply AMAZING! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  2. so glad to see that The Last Supper is still touring! I saw it a few years ago... really a stunning piece of needlework!

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  3. Just wondering if the title is an accidental typo or if you meant to have it that way as it is definitely a super quilt of the last supper, in size and complexity! Beats playing golf when you retire.
    Cheers,
    Robyn

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  4. Wow!!! My husband even was totally impressed. :) Loved the flowers, too.

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  5. Amazing quilt. I reminds me of a similar one made by a 2nd grade class of students at a Christian school in Indiana. I saw it displayed at Lolly's Quilt Shop in Shipshewana. Here's a link to my post about it last year.
    http://patspattering.blogspot.com/2010/12/wonderful-quilt.html

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  6. That sure is one amazing quilt. The size alone is stunning, let alone the detail and the size of the pieces! You are very fortunate to have seen it in person.
    Love the flowers. Gorgeous colours. Are they in the garden or growing wild?

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  7. Wow and Wow! The last flower photo is simply magnificent!

    Diane

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  8. Stunning! Thanks for posting. blessings, marlene

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