Margarita Man

Margarita Man Quilt

In the U.S., the weekend of Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and despite the unseasonably frosty morning we had, this weekend also marks the opening of our public swimming pools. Brrrrr! I certainly won't be diving in until it warms up a bit but I did think it was a good time to display my Margarita Man quilted wall hanging.

Margarita Man Quilt - Close Up 1

Margarita Man is the overly relaxed gentleman who rests beneath the colorful umbrella; not a care in the world, that is until he awakens with one huge hangover and two hot pink sun scorched legs! It is unfortunate for him that his friends are concentrating on their laps, paying him no mind as his pasty white pins start to sizzle.

Margarita Man Quilt - Close Up 2

The Water is cool, clear and chlorinated and as I look at this wavy quilting, I ask myself: "Why didn't I add some bubbles?" Hmmm!

This scenario of mine most likely bears no resemblance to that of the artist who created the artwork that I used as inspiration for this quilt, but I certainly did have fun spinning the tale. I'm not sure what Naomi Wilkinson had in mind when she created her Swimming Pool illustration but I do know that I fell instantly in love with it.

Enjoy the summer!

12 comments:

Claudia said...

WOW! Everytime I come to visit your blog I find some work done that is just too beautiful for words.First I fell in love with your plaid cushions and now it's this quilt! Really perfect work to me! Some chance of a pattern for this one? Thanks for sharing! Greetings from Germany

AudreyB said...

I too would love a pattern. DD is a swimmer and this would be fantastic for her. What a wonderful quilt!

legato1958 said...

Awesome quilt! I love how the art inspired you. Your people are impecable... and the colors of water and sand spot on! I love the wave quilting,too.
Thanks for the inspiration, B !
Susie

B said...

Hello all. Thank you for your kind words. I appreciate that you have taken the time to send me a note. Regarding a pattern for my Margarita Man, unfortunately I will not be able to provide one. I used another artist's work as my inspiration for this quilt and I can not infringe on her rights with a publication. My apologies!

Best wishes.

Barbara Cain

AudreyB said...

Ah, good point about the pattern and so good of you to be so ethical. I'm sure the artist would appreciate it. Thanks too for responding to the request!

Lorna McMahon said...

This is just the most interesting and beautiful quilt. I love the design. And the quilting!

Karen Ackva said...

I think I said this before, but I love this design. You captured the artist's original idea very well and transformed it into a quilt! Just gorgeous! I would love to make something like that too!

Liz Coyle said...

Hello! This is so beautiful! You you mind telling me if the people quilted in as individual pieces or appliqued on top? I can't figure out how you made this! It's really amazing!

B said...

Hi Liz. The people were made by sewing together individual pieces of fabric. I use a foundation piecing method where I draw on paper first then sew the fabric pieces directly onto it. This helps to make small things turn out fairly accurate. Thanks for you inquiry and kind comments!

Liz Coyle said...

Got it - thank you for your response!

stephanie said...

Wow, this is so clever! wonderful work.

Sue Williams said...

Nice job B. Is there a pattern available for the swimmer quilt?