Doug always gives me fun quilts to do for his artisan-built trailers. His latest trailer is called “Sierra Nomad,” and it is stunning! I lifted borrowed these pictures from Doug of his hand-built trailer:
Here is the picture of the other side:
Pretty cool, isn’t it? Doug also makes a quilt for each trailer he had made. I quilt them all with fun motifs and items quilted into the quilt. The quilt matches the curtains, and the detail inside the trailer.
Here is the finished quilt:
I quilted a simple, but effective border for this quilt. Here is the back side:
I also “hid” many fun motifs and wording into his quilt. Besides the name of his trailer, “Sierra Nomad,” and “DougKraft,” his logo, I quilted a bear:
I decided the bear needed a name, and what better name than “doug!” LOL
and some trees. Here is an easy quilted tree:
This one is a scroll with the words, “Blah, blah, blah.” It has a hidden meaning that is funny to Doug and I. Look close to see it:
These type of trailers are nicknamed “canned hams,” so that explains this motif, shown from the back:
Doug had a wonderful dog named ‘Daisy,” who he lost back in May, 2008, due to cancer. Doug loved that dog, who was his faithful companion. I decided to sneak in a memorial to Daisy within the quilt. Look for a dog and some daisys:
I hope you have enjoyed my story behind Doug’s quilt. Some quilts, while not show quality or award winners; are truly special for other reasons.