Thursday, November 22, 2007

Waste Canvas Lettering Complete

Blogging on Thanksgiving morning! I am about to step into 4 hours of joyful work in the kitchen, but my goal was to get the letters finished on the H quilt and pictures up for you to see before I start my cooking marathon.
I am really happy with how these came out. They enhance the vintage quality of this quilt for sure, and properly honor my Uncle Hal.

You can see the quilt needs some serious blocking, but I am sure it will straighten up.

It is highly unlikely that anyone in his entire life called H "Harold"!

The youngest of the 4 Bryant brothers, H was named for his father.

From the time he was 18, H was a Marine first and last. He was with Charlie Company, 1st Battalian/21st Marines/3rd Marine Division, a humble American hero of the battle of Iwo Jima.

Here is an overall view...the writing totally changes the affect of this quilt, does it not?

O.K., it is on to the pies.......Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

21 comments :

threadspider said...

How wonderful that you should post these pictures on Thanksgiving Day. Such a lovely memorial to Hal.

Rian said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, my friend. The "H" quilt is a fabulous tribute to your beloved Hal. Now on to the pies.

Cat said...

This quilt is wonderful! The lettering does really set it off. I love adding something different than the normal to crazy quilting like that.

Thank you for your comment today, I'm fighting back the tears missing Blue, but feeling blessed for having such a little joy.

Happy Thanksgiving to you.

Possibilities, Etc. said...

Beauty as well as dignity - I'm sure H is smiling down on it. Good Job!!!

Leonie said...

What a beautiful tribute Allie! A true labor of love! Uncle Hal would be so proud and you should be too.

Kate said...

What a gorgeous quilt! And a wonderful tribute to your Uncle Hal. Thanks for sharing all the pictures.

Debra Spincic said...

Outstanding!

Susan said...

I'm amazed at the difference the words make in the look! I would never have guessed something relatively simple could make such a change in the overall beauty of a piece.

Hope your pies are great!

Vicki W said...

Absolutely beautiful! What a perfect tribute.

Karen said...

What a wonderful quilt. I love the lettering and think it adds just the right touch to H's quilt. You are such a motivation ... you accomplish so much and you really finish your projects!

Kay said...

It's truly lovely, Allie, Dignity, as possibilities says, describes it very well.

Charlene said...

What a thing of honor you've done for Hal. I'm sure he would be delighted!

atet said...

The lettering really does make the quilt feel differently -- and in a very good way. What a wonderful way to honor your uncle. Hope your pies turned out well and that you had a happy holiday!

verobirdie said...

This is a wonderful quilt. The lettering does add a dignity to it.
happy thanksgiving to you.

Barbara C said...

The words add so much to this quilt. Beautiful job Allie. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

JoWynn Johns said...

Perfect choice of lettering. Wonderful effect. A magnificent quilt!

The Carolina Quilter said...

This is absolutely beautiful. What a tribute indeed.

Christine Thresh said...

Your "H" quilt is outstanding. I am glad I dropped by and saw it.

Deb H said...

WOW! Allie, H is SPECTACULAR! You have really outdone yourself!

Happy Holiday Season!

Granny Fran said...

What a special tribute to a wonderful man! That lettering is so perfect for the quilt.

Marty52 said...

'Tis a beautiful tribute, Allie!