Monday, November 9, 2009

For Daddy

Frank was away this past weekend, and I really wanted to make a special quilt for him and put it away for Christmas.


I got some fabric markers, muslin, fabric for the sashing, and cut out 12x13 squares and let the kids draw whatever they wanted.

We made it for Daddy, but I wanted it for myself too.
I wanted to have it so I could always remember this time.


A time when they always draw people with a smiley face.





A time when balloons and flowers are the best thing going.



A time when dogs can be green, and have six legs.




A time when their imaginations run faster than their drawing,
They softly tell a story while coloring,
And it doesn't matter if you stay in the lines.


So, a little quilt to save this moment in time.
I can't wait to see his face Christmas morning.




31 comments:

Sarah Jackson said...

that is such a sweet gift. I may have to borrow that idea, if you don't mind.

Linda said...

What a sweet thoughtful present...it's so cute. Don't ya love little kid's drawings? They are so cute and innocent and happy. That's going to be hard to keep a secret!

Journeying Five said...

what a wonderful gift that is! will truly be treasured!

amy said...

I love it! I'm sure he'll love it too. :o)

Amy said...

Please have the camera handy Christmas morning...I'm sure the look on his face will say it all!

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Aahhhh! Such wonderful memories that will last forever, the drawings are so sweet!
Hugs~Kelly

knittinbrit_in_wi said...

Such a nice gift! I'm so impressed that you not only had the idea, but you acted on it. On top of that, (now I'm feeling a little envious now) you finished the project.

FinnyKnits said...

An amazing, amazing gift. How excellent.

beki said...

Aww Katie, how special! I love this idea.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

What an absolutely fantastic idea. I had a similar type of quilt made for me at one of my baby showers and it definitely treasured!

kim said...

So sweet. How could he not love it? Won't he read your posts?

UK lass in US said...

Aw, I always love things personalised by kids' art work. I wouldn't be able to trust my husband not to sneak a peak at my blog - not because he is interested in what I write there - he just likes to leave sarcastic comments when he's really bored at work...

tiennie said...

What a great gift idea!!

Stephanie said...

Great gift for you and him! My only question is - he doesn't read this blog? :)

Jessica said...

I love it!! Kid art is so fantastic. You might have to snap a picture of him opening the package!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! When I saw this, I knew what my mom will get this Christmas from her grandkids. Thank you for the inspiration you provide! Your creations are always so well done. Enjoy your beautiful heirloom!
~heather b

QuiltedSimple said...

great gift - i've made these for jessie's teachers for 2 years now - it is always a big hit!
Kris

Hilary said...

Oh, that is such a sweet idea that I have immediately filed in my mental "when I have kids" folder. You and your husband are going to treasure that quilt forever!

Philigry said...

Ladies,
Frank does read the blog, but I told him to stay away until christmas. I jsut hope he listens!

linda said...

How terrific! Don't you just love the people that look like potatoes with arms?! I remember those days...and really miss them. Enjoy!

cathleen said...

What a wonderful idea and I see it being passed down through the generations of Philigries! Katie, I love it!

Renee said...

Beautiful, heartfelt, wonderful.

hooli said...

SO sweet. I'm copying this idea right now.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a sweet gift and a great way to preserve your kids artwork!

Ravenhill said...

this is such a priceless gift! How wonderful to do that!
~Emily

Down Dayton Lane said...

Such a greast way to capture their special drawing styles without keeping every paper! I think I will have to use this idea!

Kathy said...

I love this idea. I think I might have to do the same. I think these things every time I see my daughter's artwork. I just love it so much. Thanks for sharing this great idea.

Julie said...

What a special quilt... he's going to love it!

Knitterella said...

Wow. That is awesome! What a great idea. I must do this one day.

a friend to knit with said...

sweetest quilt EVER.
what a treasure.

Kristen said...

I love this little quilt! It will bring many smiles on Christmas morning!