In early summer, I found some fabrics with tractors on them. These weren't generic tractors or John Deere, as I has seen before. They were marked International Harvester and Farmall--tractors once owned by Byron's father.
I also found fabric with maps, trucks, trains and camping gear. These are all things my father-in-law loves. First, I made pillowcases for him. He enjoyed them so much, I later bought a yard of each print, hoping to fussy cut some big blocks for a quilt.
I blogged about that quilt top when it was finished. A few days before Thanksgiving, I was able to go to my friend's house and quilt it on her long arm quilting machine.
This is the first time I had tried free-motion quilting on a full-sized quilt
(I once did a baby quilt.)
Oops! The fabric on the front was full of busy prints.
Sometimes, I couldn't tell where I had sewn...
...so I sewed there again! :P
"Wormie" is my father-in-law's self-labeled nickname.
I quilted it and the other family member's names, as well as the town where he was born.
The finished quilt (80"x80")
Detail of the blocks
I hope "Wormie" enjoys his huge lap quilt and it keeps him warm this winter.