This week's 'Throw Back Thursday' quilt is one that I made for my son-in-law in 2009. I've shared before that he is a police officer in Texas and when I came across this fabric during one of my quilt shop hopping trips, I had to buy it. I originally had made it for him to carry in the trunk of his patrol car, but he didn't want it to get ruined, so it is displayed on a quilt rack along with other quilts in my daughter and son-in-law's home. And this past year, it served as a tree skirt for his police-themed Christmas tree.
Unfortunately, I've never been good at documenting my quilts (part of the reason I started this blog) and, therefore, I have no idea what the name of this fabric collection or manufacturer was. I am trying to do better, although I'm still terrible at putting on labels! I am pretty sure, though, that the quilt pattern is Yellow Brick Road by Atkinson Designs.
I put an off-white stop border around the center of the quilt and wrote my son-in-law's name and police department name in the border, repeating it all the way around the quilt. I used a permanent gold pen/marker. It was quilted by a high school classmate of mine with an all-over star and loop design.
I'm sure some of you are wondering what is the purpose of these 'Throw Back Thursday' posts. My plan, once I have posted all the quilts I have made (or at least most of them as I'm sure I've given some away that I didn't get photos of), is to print my blog posts in a full-color book. There are several 'blog-to-book' sites, such as Blurb, LuLu, Blog2Print and Into Real Pages, to name a few. I'll be researching which will be the best site for me over the next few months.
Have you printed a book from your blog? I'd love to hear what site you used, the pros and cons, and any recommendations you have!