Friday, 6 January 2012

The Hacienda days

I am linking up to Finish It Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts,  TGIFF at Quokka Quilts and TTT at making rebecca lynne, who has some very exciting news to share :)

  
Thursday Think Tank
I have my first finish of 2012! It's a birthday present for our friend Dave, who used to work with my husband.

Dave also used to DJ at a famous Manchester nightclub, The Hacienda. Unfortunately I never saw him there because I was too young ;)
I did naughtily go as a teenager though and have some great memories. There's a bit about it here, including a good article by Dave himself! He's also written a brilliant book about Manchester's history and music, which I'm going to shamelessly plug ;)

Manchester, England
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Manchester-England-Dave-Haslam/dp/1841151467/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1325807743&sr=8-1
I decided to go with the yellow and black stripes that were in the club and became part of it's identity:

source: http://www.mancky.co.uk/?p=2275

I've made him a 'Hacienda quilt' and I'm hoping he likes it! We're off to celebrate his important birthday with him tomorrow night. Funnily enough the party's at the venue my husband and I had our wedding in and he was our DJ! It should be fun :)



This is the first quilt I've hand sewn the binding on! I thoroughly enjoyed it (you were so right Debbie!) although I may have carpel tunnel but after the rush of Christmas it felt nice to take my time and, after all, it was for a legend :)

24 comments:

  1. this is an amazing present!!! Well done you! M used to live in Manchester and we loved the music scene out there. Will be a great birthday bash!

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  2. I love hand sewing binding! That is a great quilt, very simple and striking! :)

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  3. Wow. So simple yet so effective. Love the thought behind it and the personal touches. Very, very special. x

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  4. Cool quilt and great personalised gift.

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  5. That's so cool! I know he's going to love it.

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  6. What a wonderful, personalized present, Lucy! I'm sure he will love it!

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  7. Wow! This is a great quilt! Seriously cool!!! Just wonderful - you will have to let us know how much he loves it!!!

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  8. haha! Glad you survived the hand-sewn binding! Fun quilt!

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  9. Great gift! Sure that he loves it.

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  10. Your friend is going to love this quilt! It came out modern and fun. I love the process of hand sewing on the binding. It's like the calm after the storm for me. Thanks for sharing the history of this quilt.

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  11. Oh that looks fab! And that name seems rather familiar for some reason, but I can't think why right now...

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  12. That is so cool! What an awesome birthday gift!

    And thanks for the link too... I loved reading all the history behind it.

    Jennifer :)

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  13. I love this quilt, it's so striking! I Love the way you've written his name. Have fun at the party!

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  14. Super cool. I bet he'll love it :)

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  15. What a cool gift!! It would never occur to me that I could make a quilt for a DJ! Hope you get your dancing groove on, nothing better than reliving those glory days!!

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  16. When I saw the title I was hoping this post was going to be about the club and it was!! I never got there and really wish I had...especially if I'd been able to see The Stone Roses there - my favourite band!!

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  17. P.S. Forgot to say that I love the quilt - it's fantastic!!!

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  18. Sorry I have no idea what you are talking about but I'm just a fuddy old duddy! Hehe! Great quilt though!

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  19. I love a bit of hand sewing binding. The quilt is really cool.

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  20. A very special gift for your friend! Love the 'label'! Smiles~Beth

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  21. haha hands down BRILLIANT!!
    you and your famous friends x

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