Friday, November 26, 2010

My Dad Turns 93 Next Week!!

During the summer of 2007 we had a big family celebration!!  My brother, Greg, turned 60 that July and his son, Justin, turned 30 a few weeks early and our Father turned 90 in December of that year.  It was a wonderful time together and I had made a "Love Quilt" for my brother.  I had sent out appliqued heart blocks earlier in the spring to all his kids, grand-kids, siblings, my Dad and some friends and asked them to sign the heart how ever they wanted!!  It was fun and whimsical and it turned out great!!!  He loves it still and tells me he uses it almost every day!!  :-)))

Everyone loved it so much, I decided to do one for my Dad for his 90th birthday that December.  Well, life got in the way and so I only had two rows done to give him at his birthdy party.  There were lots and lots of presents on the table and he was like a kid.  He opened the partially made quilt, said that's nice and went on to open all the glorious store-bought gifts.  I was crushed!!!  I put the UFO away and didn't look at it for nearly three more years!!  Well, I finally got over myself last month and decided to get it done for his birthday this year!!

Here are just a few of the blocks made by kids, grandkids, great-grand-kids, nieces, nephews, etc.  I have the top almost done and it is going to be tied so I have a week from tomorrow to get it done!!!  The race is on!!
I think there are a total of 30 hearts and they will be mixed in with 9-patch and 4-patch blocks to make a whimsical quilt for his bed!!!  I think he will like it when it is all done!!!


Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, Kris, I think you need to finish this quilt just for you. Yes, I know it's for your dad, but I think it needs to be for you.

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

How wonderful this quilt is. Congrats to you and your Dad.
Found you through surfing. Very nice blog.