Saturday, October 4, 2008

Dad's Quilt

My dad wanted me to make him a quilt. We poured over books and patterns, discussed color schemes and fabrics. He finally chose the "Maple Leaf" pattern which I put on point. He wanted a scrappy quilt in more blues and fall-like colors. He loved the quilt when it was finished. I gave it to him in 2000. I took the photo above a couple months ago. My step-mother returned it to me when he passed away in 2006.

6 comments:

Sam said...

what a gorgeous and tremendously complicated looking quilt!! I have just started my first quilt and have only just finished putting together the top row of a block and am very excited about the whole thing!! I do hope that one day I will be able to put something like your lovely quilt together and give it to my Dad!

FamilyTwigs (Sheri Bush) said...

I remember my first quilt. I just couldn't wait to get it done! It will be worth it, I promise, Sam.
Make sure you sign and date every quilt you make. I didn't in the beginning and I am sorry about that now.
Good Luck!
Sheri

Terry Thornton said...

Sheri, A beautiful quilt and a beautiful story of your dad. What a wonderful memory and keepsake to have. Thanks for sharing the photo and the touching story.

Terry Thornton
Fulton, Mississippi
HILL COUNTRY OF MONROE COUNTY MISSISSIPPI

Judith Richards Shubert said...

A truly beautiful quilt, one with so many lovely memories! I love quilts, too, and your Dad was very lucky to have a daughter who so lovingly made one to his specifications.

Louisiana Genealogy Blogs said...

I just love quilts! Thanks for sharing yours.

M. Diane Rogers said...

What a striking design and great colours. I'm not a quilter but I love to look at them, especially older ones or ones like yours with their own stories - made for someone special.
Looking forward to seeing your website and more photos someday soon.