Friday, March 2, 2012

April - May - June

As we move into spring like weather (actually we're under severe weather warnings for today!), seems like a good time to take a peek at three more months of wall hangings from Nancy Halvorsen's "Be Attitudes" quilt/calendar.  I showed the first three months last week in this posting.
I really love the April block!  This little bunny looks so joyous, doesn't he?  The eggs are actually my favorite part.  They are some teeny tiny batik scraps that friends had given me and they were less than 1.5" so I needed to find just the right place to showcase them (or toss them....) and these eggs were just the right size!  Aren't they cute?
The May block was fun -- I enjoyed using the batiks...and had to buy buttons for the plant stakes and tabs. Everything else was stash, of course. It always looks so "springy" on my sister's wall (which is brick red).
June is in honor of Father's Day and it's a bit hard to see the detail.  When I look at this quilting (done on a longarm), I am particularly unhappy with it.  The trick with these was that once you were started, there was no going back and picking it out.  I just had had to grit my teeth and finish it.  It was hard to pull it tight and that shows here.
When our father died, there were a few items of clothing that I couldn't get rid of for whatever reason.  I went into the cedar chest and pulled out his jacket that he loved and wore a lot and decided to repurpose the part that was special to me.  The buttons were used for the tabs and his monogram was appliqu├ęd to the back.  So we now have that preserved for as long as she wants!

I hope you're finding time to stitch!  Jan


Lesley said...

So cute, but also so special by using a personal touch to remember your dad. Lovely!

Candace said...

Lovely blocks with wonderful sentiment.

Ellen said...

I think they are adorable! It's wonderful that you were able to include such sentimental bits and pieces.

Connie said...

How beautiful! That is so neat that you will always think of your dad when you see this!
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amandajean said...

that is so touching that you used special bits of your dad's clothing on this. such a great idea!

thanks for linking up to finish it up Friday!

sewinglady said...

I love the blocks!