Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Dad's 88th Birthday Quilt

This is the quilt I made for dad for his 88th birthday, 15 Sept 2006. He already had everything, and he LOVES family. That is a picture of Dad and Blanche in the middle. Scattered around are appliques of each of their children and grandchildren. I arranged them in family groups.

Little did I realize that Dad would request we look at the quilt whenever we knew a family member would come by for a visit. He said he was afraid he'd forget who was who, and he wanted to be able to ask real questions in his conversations. "So they know that I love them!"

Blanche died the day after Christmas 2006, and then Dad died 28 Sept 2008.

I never dreamed I'd inherit this quilt so quickly.