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Quilts for Fathers

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  • Total submissions: 11
  • Total countries: 2
  • Total provinces: 1
  • Total states: 9

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50th Anniversary 50th Anniversary
By: Gloria’s life in fabric, California, USA

Photos and fabric images of things Gloria loves are in this quilt depicting her marriage of 50 years to Dave.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 75"

All About the Trout All About the Trout
By: judee, Connecticut, USA

This is a panel of fish that my husband loves to pursue in the summer. I added a border in a fish novelty print and a fleece backing. I quilted the whole thing. I did some trapunto around his favorite fish. He plans to use this on top of his sleeping bag when he goes camping and fishing.

Quilt size: width: 31" height: 51"

Bliss Bliss
By: Lee, Alberta, Canada

I made this quilt for my dad. He has been a boat lover forever. He came to babysit my kids while hubby & I went on vacation Feb ’09. I taught my self paper piecing & used my own layout. Blocks on the bottom are the nautical flags for BLISS II, the name of his current boat he lives on.

Quilt size: width: 45" height: 50"

Compass Rose Compass Rose
By: dawn, Illinois, USA

This quilt was made for the Father of my beautiful daughters. He was born and raised in Norway but lives in midwestern USA far away from the sea. The compasses and colors remind him of his love of the sea.

Quilt size: width: 70" height: 90"

Friends Friends
By: upstatelisa, New York, USA

on a recent visit to my hometown, i captured a photo of my dad and my daughter (one of his 7 grandkids) walking arm in arm home from a nearby ice cream shop. I used the patchwork pattern maker on the V&A museum site and made a quilt!

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 30"

Memorial Quilt for Chris Memorial Quilt for Chris
By: Debi R., Nevada, USA

My son’s father passed in 2007 and I just finished his memorial quilt using strips of fabric from his dad’s shirts. I used a variety of quilt patterns including rail fence, 4-patch, and windows. I added lots of clouds as his dad is now in heaven. His dad loved the color blue. My son loves it!

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 72"

Mika's Hibiscus Mika’s Hibiscus
By: Sharon Scott, California, USA

My husband loves to photograph flowers. While in Kailua Kona, I was flower pounding and pounded this huge hibiscus while my hubby was golfing. The next day he wanted to go downtown to photo the hibiscus he had seen. I held up the fabric…and he hasnt let me forget it.
I hope this makes up for it

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 24"

Quilt Monster Quilt Monster
By: Patty Ashworth, Tennessee, USA

One block of the monsters was made and was up on my wall for 1 1/2 years… then the other blocks were being made and the monster just slipped into the middle! He just fit. He was supposed to be in a quilt for a show that would say, don’t touch the quilts, that’s my job!

Quilt size: width: 51" height: 51"

The Generals The Generals
By: Jan Stone, Missouri, USA

I made this quilt for my hubby, who is a Civil War buff. The quilt features both Union and Confederate Generals. Each entering this grueling war for many individual reasons. Just as today, a military father gives his children, by his example a great gift–to see a man of honor do his duty.

Quilt size: width: 44" height: 71"

The Man Quilt aka Mid-life crisis The Man Quilt aka Mid-life crisis
By: Christi Steiner, Oklahoma, USA

A few of dad’s favorite things…Cigars, Three Stooges, hot peppers, casinos. It all started with beer (he collects steins) and pretzels but I just kept finding more fabrics of things he liked or started to like when he turned the big 5-0! Made for my husband a wonderful father to our two boys.

Quilt size: width: 59" height: 71"

Ties to Dad Ties to Dad
By: Lisa Bryson, North Carolina, USA

This for a Friend who lost his father earlier this year. I used the actual tie for the fans and overlapped them using a blanket stitch. The center fence rail I took the ties apart to get an even piece. I used Rock Candy for alittle bit of a shine around the ties & M’liss fabric elsewhere.

Quilt size: width: 65" height: 75"

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This post was published on June 25th, 2010. Post topics: Quilt Gallery.

3 Responses to “Quilts for Fathers”

  1. Christine says:

    Good luck Jan!

  2. janet says:

    What a challenge to choose one from all these great entries!

  3. I vote for Debi R.’s memorial quilt ,,she did an assume job on it and Chris will cherish it for ever .

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