When my dad died I wanted to make something for my step-mom; his bride of nearly 50 years. She gave me a bag of some of his shirts. Since they weren't the kind that would have made a good
T-shirt quilt I decided to honor his memory in a different way.
size: 24"W x 30" L.
I never knew my dad when I was small, my parents divorced when I was four and I didn't see him (or my brothers either) until I was in my teens. I was 18 or so when I went to live with them for a short time.
I remember in their house a picture that was there always with that saying
A bit darker photo but you can see the radiating lines. I created the cross by cutting 1/2 strips from his shirts and then couching them. Since we are part Irish I chose the Celtic nimbus circle to hand embroider around the cross.
My mom has this hanging in her entry way, there is a small alcove with a fountain there. It's nice to stand and hear the water and see the quilt. I am glad she liked it.