Sunday, June 19, 2011

A Quilting Father's Day Tribute

Today was a poignant sweet day for me. Two of our children and their husband and girlfriend come to spend the weekend with Mike and I. We had a great weekend and a very special time after brunch this morning. But it did bring up memories of my own dad. He passed away 19+ years ago at the young age of 61. I was the only daughter and very close to my dad. One of the things about my dad was that he wore plaid wool shirts year round. So there was a bunch of them. I had just begun an interest in making quilts, so I asked for all the shirts. So this is my tribute to my dad.

A tied quilt that I made for my brother and his wife for their wedding gift.

A quilt top - I have high hopes of getting my girls to help quilt it!

This is my favorite quilt top that I've made from Dad's shirts. I'm going to hand quilt it, so it has gotten put aside for other time sensitive projects!! If you look - the flower is the same fabric as the shirt that Dad has on in the picture!


Anne Ida said...

What a great tribute to your Dad! And some lovely quilts for you and your family!

Janet O. said...

Doniene--I am so loving these quilts you made with your Dad's shirts. They are such a great tribute to and reminder of him. You can be wrapped up in them and remember him whenever you want. Makes me wish my Dad wore flannel shirts. I love this!!

LaDonna and Diana said...

How nice that you were able to get several quilts out of his shirts! What a lovely way to remember your dad!


Lori said...

What a sweet post. I love the quilts and they all have a very special place in your family's heart.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Very special post. Thank you for sharing your quilts, a special tribute to your father.

Carolyn :)