Saturday, January 7, 2012

Quilt for My Dad

My dad has had a rough couple of years health wise. Because of his health and medications he is on, he tends to stay cold all the time. So I have decided to make him a quilt. After a few months of looking for just the right quilt to make for him, I came across the Crabapple quilt by Bonnie Hunter. The pattern is in her book Adventures with Leaders and Enders. So I purchased a copy and have been sewing together a gazillion little 1.5 in squares. I sewed the 25 blocks needed to make this quilt today as part of the Stitching Bee over at Stashbuilders.

Tomorrow I hope to get all the sashing and corner stones cut and the top put together. Depending on how long that takes I will be aiming to get the boarders on the quilt as well.

I have to share with you, the name of this quilt will be memorable for my family as my maiden name is Crabtree. When I was growing up, the kids would torment me by calling me crabapple. This is exactly what happened to my dad and siblings. So when this quilt is finally finished it will be called the Crabtree quilt.

1 comment:

  1. I can't believe how fast you are working through this one! Good for you, and how nice for your father to have something like that as a physical and an emotional comforter.