Saturday, June 18, 2016

Thinking of Fathers


I just finished this quilt top,
all made from shirts that were worn by my father, my husband and myself.



It includes seven pockets,



several shirt buttons,



a few labels,



 some tucks,



and a very special paisley that belonged to my dad.  



The shirt backs will make up the quilt back.

I'll quilt this one by hand, feeling the gratitude for 
my father and my husband, 
and how they've contributed to who I am today.

Happy Father's Day!









40 comments:

Debra said...

nice.

Helen said...

A lot of love in this quilt! I love the colors, the pockets, the labels, and the sentiment!!

Teodo said...

Bellissimo.

Jean Campbell said...

This is a wonderful quilt with great sentiment. The pockets, buttons, tucks and placement will entertain generations to come.

Annemieke said...

What a fun quilt and full of memories too. It made me smile seeing it up close!
Groetjes
Annemieke

Annemieke said...

What a fun quilt and full of memories too. It made me smile seeing it up close!
Groetjes
Annemieke

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

A lovely quilt, full of special memories! Glad you stuck with the all -blue look too!

The Cozy Quilter said...

I made quilts from my father in law's shirts after he died for his wife, children and grandchildren. They did not know that I was making them And were surprised and shocked on Christmas morning. I love your quilt and the shirts you used! Full of memories!

lindaroo said...

So good. I love that you included some of your own shirts with the men's.

Sharon said...

Fabulous

the girlfriend gap said...

Very nice. I have been wishfully wanting to make a log cabin quilt so this feeds the fancy of that thought. :) I imagine it will be super cuddly with the hand quilting. : ) Girls need good Fathers.... I like that you added some of your shirts to the mix. Thanks for sharing . Janita

Karen said...

What a great idea. I like that you included parts like a pocket from the shirts besides fabric taken from them.

Lynne said...

This is a wonderful idea, and a beautiful quilt!

Daffycat said...

I love this so much!

janie krig said...

Great idea for Father's Day! I love blue and white shirting fabric.

marie bartels said...

A very nice quilt top! I like the idea that the are all bleu!

Mystic Quilter said...

Wonderful! Hope they enjoyed the day.

Quilteuse Forever said...

Tant d'amour pour les hommes de ta vie !
What a great memory quilt LeeAnn. You dared to include pockets, buttons, they make the quilt so special and unique,
Bravo!
Here in France today is Father's Day too.

Ada Kopitopoulou said...

Great quilt. Love the blues.

Anonymous said...

I love details like pocket and buttons, your "personnal touch" for a remember-quilt - Kristine

Kaja said...

Like the details, and the blues. A good father is a great gift.

Christine Feldstein said...

Lovely post for the Father'sDay! Your quilt is so charming and again so personal and unique due to all the details you added.

Quilter Kathy said...

What a wonderful post and such a great idea for a quilt!
Full of love and memories!

Marit said...

Both calm and cool - just lovely. Wish you many happy hours of quilting this top. It's inspiring to hear how your quilts tells your story. Thank you for sharing with us all!
xo

smazoochie said...

Happy Father's Day to Mr. Nifty.
You've made a sweet quilt. I feel embraced when I use the family clothing quilts I've made.
The backs as a back! So clever!

Kyle said...

Love your memory quilt and how you made do with just those great looking shirts.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Such a special quilt deserves to be hand quilted--what a treasure!

Rachaeldaisy said...

A wonderful quilt of memories and stories. Enjoy quilting this special quilt.

Barb said...

What a neat quilt. The simple design works perfectly to set off the shirting with the little details.
Yay for hand quilting!!

patty a. said...

Love the way the top turned out! I too like to use all the bits to add interest - pockets, labels, buttons, etc. It is amazing how much fabric is in the back of a shirt!

Hilacha (loose strand) said...

Your inventiveness is oceanic!!!
Apart from the blend of blues, which I love, the idea of adding the pockets, labels, tucks and buttons adds the unexpected, fun element. And that paisley on white makes it so brigth.
What will you come up with, in the hand quilting process?

Victoria said...

Wow. Such beautiful heartfelt meaning. Love.

Sujata Shah said...

It turned out beautiful LeeAnn. Sometime there is nothing better than meaningful clothing to work with. I love that paisley shirt in there! xo

Selvage Quilter said...

What a wonderful keepsake quilt. Love it.

Deb Rowden said...

Nifty, you make the best quilts! i love this one!

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Nifty. Finally found some time to stop by. I love your Father's day quilt. It is just so soft and subtle. Very comforting...Hope you're having a creative summer. Loved your photos of your hand piecing on your trip...very fun! best, nadia

Sharon said...

It's beautiful! It looks like it will be so cozy, esp. with the hand quilting. I love all the extra details from the shirts that you included! And using the shirt backs for the quilt back is a fun idea.

I love this pattern, esp. for using up old clothing. I have a bunch of family clothing saved with this pattern in mind, I just have to find the time to do it.

Mary Col said...

I love the quilt!
Congratulations!

Valerie Smith said...

Beautiful quilt, thanks for sharing Valerie

Valerie Smith said...

Beautiful quilt, thanks for sharing Valerie