I started this quilt in January of this year. Lori at Humble Quilts hosted a ten month quilt along making string blocks. That was the push I needed to get started.
I made quilt for my mom out of my dad’s shirts for the first Christmas after he moved to heaven. You can see it here.
Cutting those shirts was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. But I had help. You can read about that here.
The following February I made quilts for each of my siblings.
Now I’ve used the scraps to make one for me.
This is a picture of my dad arriving in Arizona in February of 2016. I had the best week with him! We did a lot of sightseeing and it was a trip I will never forget. See the shirt he is wearing?
Here are pieces of it in my quilt.
This tiny Willys Jeep bit is not from Dad, but his nickname was Little Willy.
I quilted every half inch. Aesthetically, it might have been better at one inch. But I think I wasn’t ready to be done with it.
I even stretched out the hand stitching on the binding longer than necessary.
There is never enough time.
Have a great weekend.
So glad you made a quilt for yourself. I looks great.
I’m SEW glad that you took the time to make a quilt for yourself from the remaining bits of shirting from the other memory quilts you made. Now, you too, can wrap yourself in a quilty hug from your Dad!!
What a beautiful tribute to your dad, something you will treasure always. I love it.
Tears. So impressed with the love you share with your family by making these quilts. I wish the idea had been available when my parents past. I have my mom’s sweater that hung on her computer chair for many many years and I wear it when I need a hug from her. I hope the quilts bring your family comfort. Happy Thanksgiving.
Your quilt is beautiful. We never have enough time with the ones we love. Thanks for sharing.
I love how your quilt turned out. It’s wonderful. You can now use it to snuggle with and remember your dad and it will be like a warm hug from him. Hugs,
What sweet memories of your pappa!! Love the quilt too!!
I love the red coordinating blocks with the string blocks – it makes the quilt happy and joyous, just like the look on your dad’s face. I get a bit teary-eyed seeing that shirt in there though, knowing how much you loved him. What a comfort to know that we won’t be separated forever, right?!
This post is a perfect example of the power and blessings of quilts. Sweet memories, touching messages and a wonderful tribute to your Dad and your family. Thank you for sharing it today.