May String Update

I’ve completed another ten string diamonds for the String Along!

I included labels from my dad’s shirts in some of the blocks.

That little jeep scrap I’ve had for ages. I came across it when I was looking for something else and set it aside. I decided to include it in one of the blocks for a couple reasons. First, it’s my quilt and you know I love Jeeps! And secondly, this military model was produced from 1941-1945 by the Willys Overland Company, originally pronounced Will-iss. Over time, people referred to these Jeeps as Willy’s. My dad’s name was William and most people called him a Bill. However, some people called him Willy.

My mom even embroidered that on his work coveralls. My dad could fix darn near anything, including vehicles. He taught me to change a tire and change the oil in my car. He saw my Jeep, but was to ill to ride in it. I would have loved to go off-roading with him. Anyway, it seemed fitting to me that this special scrap would find a place in this quilt.

Have a great day!

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About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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6 Responses to May String Update

  1. Sue H says:

    Isn’t it fun to incorporate things in a quilt that only you know are there. The jeep is the perfect addition and your diamonds are looking good.

  2. jean fletcher says:

    So many stories this quilt could tell, when you get it done. So comforting!

  3. It’s so special to use a little meaningful bit like the jeep. You are accumulating a nice bunch of diamonds!

  4. LoriD@ Humble Quilts says:

    Love the Jeep addition!

  5. Kathy D. says:

    Love the pop of “Jeep” and your story of its significance, as well as the shirt labels. This quilt is destined to become a favorite!

  6. Terri Bertalan says:

    Love your diamonds and their stories! The quilt and memories will always be with you ❤

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