Monday, August 18, 2014

Making a Splash!



I've listed a new pattern in my Craftsy shop. It is called Splash because it is made with 'goose in the pond' blocks and I used my dad's plaid shirts for the blocks. The story goes...when my kids were little my parents used to take them to the local park to feed the ducks at the pond. My son David was very enthusiastic about this activity and while throwing bread to the ducks one day, he managed to hurl himself into the pond as well. My dad, being a very vigilant protector of his grandchildren, managed to catch David's foot before he was completely submerged. Nearby visitors remarked "Good Catch!" I never had to worry about my babies when my parents were in charge.


Two years ago, my dad passed away very suddenly and unexpectedly. I asked my mom if I could use his shirts to make some memory quilts. This is the quilt I made for my mom. She absolutely loves it, and she says it makes her feel close to him when she's missing him. It makes me smile to think of all the joy he shared with my children.

Enjoy every stitch!
Diane

7 comments:

  1. What a lovely memory and wonderful quilt. So heart warming. hugs, Julierose

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  2. That's a great story and a fun memory. I have a goal to finish up a shirt quilt for a lovely lady who's husband died in march. It has been a hard project to pick back up because my dad died when I was working on it.

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  3. What a wonderful legacy your father has left to your family. This was a lovely story and your quilt is beautiful.

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  4. What a fun story and great memory of your dad. The quilt is beautiful.

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  5. Beautiful quilt! I love that you used your Dads shirts.

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  6. What a touching and beautiful story! Your children were lucky to have good grandparents! The quilt is very smart. I love this block pattern and the unusual display of the blocks.

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  7. Beautiful quilt, beautiful memory of a loving and loved father.

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