Yesterday was Jack's award ceremony at school and today is his very last day of elementary school! Whoa Nellie!
On to middle school. Yippeee!
A few years ago my dad said he needed a new quilt and would like red stars. He drives for the Amish and tried to find an Amish quilter to make one for him, but the wait list was years long.
I hadn't forgotten the request, but it took me a long time to get back to it.
The kick in the butt was my Aunt always telling me to make him a quilt of valor.
One of the times I was clearing things out of my sewing room recently I found a big stash of vintage red, white and blue gingham. I knew it was just the thing to finally make my dad's quilt.
And here she is:
It's my own design again, and it's bloody huge. Unlike Goodnight Moon, this one was a beast and it challenged me over and over and over again.
Aside from the quilting troubles, I feel like the piecing and design are good.
B for effort on this one perhaps.
**There are still lots of things available from my instagram sale at http://instagram.com/makinprojiks in case you need a little shopping fun this holiday weekend. We are off to the 100 mile yard sale tomorrow with Jack in tow (that child cannot be left with any kind of babysitter right now due to VERY bad behavior, so he gets to hold my hand a lot right now, heh.)