Quilt for Grandma & Pop
This is one of my favorite Quilts, because I designed it myself, and it's so personal.. It's about 36" by 42".
My best friend helped me draw out my idea on a large sheet of brown paper, taped to the floor, and I cut it apart to use as pattern pieces.
It's a family tree, with apples on it, and the apples have all the names of my parent's children and grandchildren embroidered . The sun has my parents' names on it, and is a separate quilted piece attached after the body of the quilt was done.
In the background I appliqued an F-15 fighter plane zooming into the wild blue yonder as a nod to my Father's 20 years in the Air Force working on that plane. I used a silhouette of an F-16 to trace out the applique, and did my best to straighten up the tailfins, but I didn't fool Dad.
He liked the Quilt anyway.