Friday, December 26, 2014

Pendleton Patchwork

I hope you've all had a very sweet holiday with loved ones.
Here's what I gave to my 24 year old son for Christmas.
A lovely friend named Merry gave me a bag full of Pendleton wool scraps last month.  

I used the scraps almost exactly as they came out of the bag.
The wool is already heavy, so I didn't add backing or batting.  

Pendleton Woolen Mills is based in Oregon, where I grew up.
I have fond memories of going to their factory store with my grandmother when I was little.

The company started weaving woolen blankets to trade with Native Americans over 100 years ago.  
The symbols and colors carry meanings for various tribes.

I'm happy to say that my son was thrilled with his new blanket!

Wishing you all a very happy and creative new year.
I'm looking forward to seeing your starts, your finishes, your struggles and your successes.
Happy 2015!



  

24 comments:

Barb said...

What a perfect gift for a young man. I love the mix of colors and scale.
So how did you handle the seams? Did you overcast them?

Happy New Year!

Annemieke said...

All those colours!!! I don't think I saw such vibrant colours in blankets before. When I was little I slept under woolen blankets. We didn't have quilts then. I think they almost stopped making quilts around 1900/1920 in the Netherlands and only started making them in the 80's as a hobby. There are very old ones in museums here though.
Glad your son liked it!!
Groetjes
Annemieke

Helen said...

Wow! I didn't know Pendleton made these designs. We all had Pendleton jackets when I was in college, but they were muted plaids. Wish I still had mine...

Karen said...

This looks fabulous.

Christine Feldstein said...

No wonder that your son is thrilled with such a gorgeous woolen blanket! It is so original and cheerful!

O'Quilts said...

Great job...very very very nice:)

smazoochie said...

Wooly wonderful-ness!
Merry & Happy to you.

Brenda said...

lovely colours and a great idea! How did you deal with the seams? Are the wools a duffle or melton weight?

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Sujata Shah said...

LeeAnn, What a perfect gift for your son. I like all the bright, graphic patches here. So many quilt blocks in one blanket! Curious on how thick the wool patches are.
Happy New Year to you too!

Donna~~ said...

Pendleton blankets are so lovely--what a great gift! I'm curious how you did the seams also.

Andrée said...


Ilove it !

Happy 2015 from France !

audrey said...

All the pieces went together wonderfully! Very special.:)

Cynthia@aquilterbynight said...

Wow what a "nifty" and vibrant woolen patchwork. I too am curious about how you handled the seams.

Mary said...

Love it! I was wondering about the seams too. Did you piece it using a zig-zag stitch? What a fabulous gift!

Carla said...

This is so great. I'd like to know more about how you made it also.

Janet said...

What a great gift for your son, I love it.

Marit said...

Love your quilt, it looks very inviting to get wrapped into. The warm autumn palette is gorgeous, and the different patterns and symbols are intriguing - like a hidden language. Great gift for a guy!
; )

Quilteuse Forever said...

What a lovely present for your son! Both colors and patterns are incredibly nice. Yes, they remind so much of native Americans!
We have wonderful projects together for this coming year, hoping your whole year will be a happy & creative one!
Best to you,
Katell, France

Selvage Quilter said...

Wow, nice quilt!
Happy new year!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Oh LeeAnn, I love this!! You are the perfect person to be given a bag of fabulous wool scraps! You've given them a new lease of life with this striking quilt. I bet your son was over the moon with such a special gift.

Mary Keasler said...

Any male would love that blanket. It is totally perfect for your son and he will treasure it for years to come. Way to go girl!

Victoria said...

What a treasure! Both beautiful and unique! I'm sure that every time your son lays under this he will surely feel the love of his mama. Very special indeed.

Ailsa (Cape Pincushion) said...

This is so beautiful and vibrant. Gorgeous patterns and colours. I have never seen anything like that before. How lucky to have the factory shop in your vicinity.