Father’s Day Quilt


This weekend is Father’s Day and — for the first time in more than 20 years — I am spending it with my father (as well as my mother and 3 siblings). For 15 years I lived about 3,000 miles from my dad until I moved five years ago, so a quick trip for family celebrations wasn’t feasible. I am now a “short” 14 hour drive away, and Father’s Day happens to coincide with other plans in the area.

My family does not generally exchange gifts, but I saw this panel at a recent quilt show. My dad grew up on a farm in Northern Ontario (Canada) and I immediately thought of him. As this was something I thought he could hang in his computer room in the basement, I wasn’t looking to do anything too fancy with the quilting. However, once I started on the grass, I realized that it was a very time-consuming endeavor. Nevertheless, it looks great and I know he will like it.

The panel is available at

Speaking of traveling … I will be on vacation for the next 10 days and back to the blog-o-sphere on June 25th.

(If you cannot see my photos, please go directly to my blog at quiltnotes.wordpress.com)

Farm panel

Grass is easy to do, but time-consuming

Even the backing is coordinating!




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