Saturday, January 10, 2009

DONE!!!

Yippee! I finally finished the quilt for Ian. I posted briefly about it before it was finished, but now it is done!! I used my Dad's plaid shirts to make the airplanes. Then a navy blue with white stars for the border and backing. There is also a light brown border as well. I found this pattern even before Ian was born, and kept saying if I had a boy I would use Dad's shirts and make it.
Then my good friend, Ann, used her quilting machine to do the quilting for me. We chose a pattern that looked to us like clouds. This photo doesn't even do it justice. But, she did a wonderful job, don't you agree?
Thanks Ann!!

I had made a small quilt out of Dad's shirts before for Charlotte and made the shirts into houses.It is cute! I think that she will treasure it. I also made four little pillows out of Dad's shirts too, just after he passed. One for Mom, one for Char, one for Sue, and one for me. Then the first thing I made was for Anthony, my nephew, who was just under one year old when he died. It was a quilt made only of Dad's shirts and a navy for the backing. It was the first tribute to my Dad. And I think helped me heal.

I wanted Ian to have a little piece of him too. Now he does!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are so clever and wonderfully sensitive in all that you do. Keep doing whatever brings you JOY!!

SA

Amy and Andrew said...

Looks fantastic! I love the quilting pattern... it's perfect! I know both Ian and Charlotte will treasure those for years to come. What a special thing to give them.

Char said...

I love it! Can't wait to see it in person! I remember when you first showed me the pattern many years ago and you knew exactly how you were going to make it. We just needed your precious little boy. Anthony still loves his quilt and it means so much to all of us. I know Ian will treasure his just as much. Great job, Dad loves it!

Ann said...

Thank you for the compliments on the quilting. I love the airplane pattern and that you used your dad's shirts. I would love to have this pattern. hint hint. ;-)

Ann

Sarah said...

Very beautiful, Karen...and how meaningful too! I wish I had a friend who had a long arm! That would be a dream come true! You're lucky to have Ann!

mara said...

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just wanted to say how lovely the quilts are, esp. the airplane quilt. a real treasure.