Week of June 18, 2017 – Quilts for Men

A few years ago, my husband was with me in a quilt shop (we must have been out of town – he wouldn’t go with me in Denver if he could avoid it) and as I was looking at fabric he found one that was all about WWII.  Because he is a great fan of WWII history I bought the fabric and made him a twin size quilt with the fabrics.  With the leftovers, I was able to make him this small table topper for his man cave and he loves it.  Who knew?!  He tries to be supportive of my passion for quilting but he doesn’t really understand unless I can relate it to cars or WWII.

I guess he has a few other interests.  This next quilt is one that I made for him shortly after we got married (19 years ago).  He has been a Bronco fan for a long time so I decided he needed a quilt to take naps with, after the Bronco games.  It is just a simple split rail pattern but sometimes even the simple ones convey the message when the fabric speaks for itself.

This last quilt is similar in that the fabric makes the quilt.  Bill (my husband) used to talk about fishing as though he liked it, but in the 20 years that I have known him he has never held a pole in his hand.  I decided to make him a quilt that had lots of fabric with fish and outdoor scenes in hopes of inspiring him but so far, he still has not gone fishing yet.  Oh well, I like the quilt anyway.

With today being Father’s Day I can’t help but think of my dad who has been gone for 20 years.  I still have many fond memories of the special man he was.  I hope you have some memories of your dad whether you are with him today or not.  What quilts have you made for the Fathers in your life?

Next blog we will get back to “little/doll” quilts again.  I just had to deviate a bit this time.  Thanks for indulging me.

Just for You – Quilt Quote: “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person.  He believed in me – and my quilting.

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