Designed by Barbara Brackman, Appliqued by Jean Stanclift,
Quilted by Pam Mayfield, 2006
Lawrence, Kansas 46"x 46"
Courtesy of the VanHougrau Collection
My neighbor asked if we could make her a quilt for her husband. The result:
We had a lot of fun designing and appliqueing bowling shoes, pins and balls.
For those of you who do not know what we are talking about here:
The Big Lebowski is a movie by the Coen Brothers about
mistaken identity, slackers, White Russians, a rug and a bowling alley.
Above, Jeff Bridges, Steve Buscemi and John Goodman trying to figure it all out.
At Lebowski Fests people watch the movie,
drink cocktails made of vodka and non-dairy creamer and occasionally bowl.
The quilt makes an excellent backdrop for the party. One could say it "Pulls the Room Together."
The Dude does not officially endorse this quilt.
The pattern for Lebowski Fest is in my new book, Sew Into Sports: Quilts for the Fans in Your Life.
Click here to read more about it:
While I was Photoshopping the Dude above I redesigned the quilt digitally. There are many possible ways to arrange bowling shoes, balls and pins.