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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Otis and his TAW quilt top.........

Here is my 86 year old friend Otis with his finished Trip Around the World quilt top.  It is 78" x 98" and you can see by his smile that he is very pleased with it and happy that it is finished as of yesterday.  It will go to the quilter soon and then he will gift it to a family member.

48 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

So nice your were able to help him. My step-father quilted until he became sick. I really enjoy seeing a man doing this type of work. It is really nice looking. That will be a treasure to the person receiving it. Chris

Linda Swanekamp said...

Just an awesome photo. It says so much.

Sharon W. said...

Awesome choice of fabrics: there is movement across, up and down, AND also zinging out at us. How long did he work on that masterpiece???

Gene Black said...

Give my congrats to Otis on his beautiful finished top. He is an inspiration to many of us.

Debbie said...

Be proud, Otis, it is a fabulous trip around the world. So glad you let Wanda, help with it and then share with us.
I am loving all the wonderful colors you put together here.

Anonymous said...

Lovely, and Mr. Otis' face is a study in pride and accomplishment, that is lovely too.

ceci

Mary said...

What a lovely top. Thanks to both you and Otis for letting us see it.

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

WOW!!!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

very nice colors!! great to help a friend

Laura said...

<3

Pat said...

Beautiful. Congratulations all around.

Judy H said...

Otis rocks! Love the colors and hope I'm making quilts at 86!

LynneP said...

How kind of you to help him finish the top; it is beautiful!!! What a wonderful friendship!

randt said...

That's a beautiful quilt, and Otis is adorable! So proud! I hope a copy of your photo is included when the quilt is gifted.

Nancy said...

Job well done! Please let Otis know how much his efforts are admired and wish him the best for the many quilts he will continue to make. Great fabric choices.

Ptcquilter said...

How wonderful! Otis should be very happy with his quilt. It provides inspiration to see him with the quilt and know you helped him.

Hedy Hahn said...

Please tell Otis that my husband and I are extremely impressed with his quilt. I enlarged the picture so we could see the fabrics and Wow, are they pretty. So kind of you to help him.

Hannah said...

Love it!

Alice Turcotte said...

Beautiful quilt. Kudos to Otis and you.

Melinda Hirsch said...

Wow!! Love it!!

Quiltdivajulie said...

This just made my entire day. Thank you!!!

Needled Mom said...

Otis did an amazing job on it. It is beautiful.

Bonnie H said...

Very nice !!!!!

Cherie in St Louis said...

Wow!! Please pass along to Otis how wonderful I think his TAW is....it's stunning! And he looks younger than his 86 years, too ;-) It must give you great pleasure to help your friend finish his project.

Lisa C said...

Tell Otis he is a super man! What an awesome gift - both from him and for you to help him.

Denise from Sacramento said...

Wow. Beautiful colors used. What a wonderful gift to give to his granddaughter, I'm sure she will treasure it.

O'Quilts said...

Otis...love you already...great picture

diane said...

It truly shows on Otis face he thinks it's wonderful. It's gorgeous and here's to Otis in the making of more. What a friend you are to help him out.

Vicki W said...

He's got great color sense. The quilt is beautiful!

HollyM said...

What a gorgeous quilt and a beautiful photo. Wow!

Jenny said...

Such a lovely photo of Otis and his quilt top. Please tell him that he is now an Internet Star and his photo has gone right around the world!!

Rose Marie said...

Amazing work and doesn't he look pleased as punch! Keep on quilting, Mr. Otis, you are doing great!

Sally Langston Warren said...

It is a masterpiece! The colors are awesome. I love the way they are put together. Would love to see other quilts he has made!

Candace said...

Gorgeous colors! Way to go!

Bonnie Preslar said...

Outstanding....Very lucky is the person who receives it!!

Michele said...

what wonderful quilt. Both of you should be so proud!

Lisa said...

Tell Otis that his Trip Around the world is just about the best, most interesting one I have ever seen. I taught quilting for 20 years and this is a beaut.

Lisa from Northern California.

Paige said...

Please do show us some closeups of the fabrics! Great job, both of you!

Nancy J said...

Otis, I am lost for words, this is (my own made up word ) Fabriluscious!!! You are amazing, and as I am 76, I am in total awe, and if I could ever quilt like that in 10 years, I would be so happy. I hope we get to see the quilt when it is quilted and bound, and who will be the lucky person to have and hold this in their arms? Thanks so much Wanda.

flossypatchedbritches said...

Beautiful work, Otis! You rock!

patty a. said...

Tell Otis his quilt turned out fabulous! Can I be adopted into his family? LOL!! I love placement the strong red center and diamond.

Cindy Pilkington said...

Nice job! The overall colors are so impactful and I'm sure it will be treasured by the recipient! Bravo Otis! Thanks for sharing Wanda.👍

JoZart Quilts said...

Well done to Otis and to you too for your input. I love Otis's choice of colours and TAW is so effective. A treasure and heirloom of which he can certainly be proud.
Best Wishes from Liverpool, England, Jo x

Heidi said...

Beautiful quilt! I love it.

Patti said...


WOW!!! Incredibly amazing. What a lucky person the recipient of your gift will be!!

Charlotta said...

No wonder he is pleased! As no doubt his granddaughter will be!

Lesley Gilbert said...

A great looking quilt and a very happy looking Otis - his granddaughter must be so proud of him. Thanks for sharing his finished quilt:)

Asha said...

Absolutely just aaaaaawesome! Lucky recipient ... beautiful work Otis!