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.