Monday, July 13, 2009

Vireya's Dad's 80th Birthday Quilt

Finally it can be revealed, the quilt that I've been working on for the last couple of months:

The quilt is for my Dad's 80th birthday. In this picture it is (almost) finished. The binding along the bottom wasn't quite complete when that photo was taken yesterday morning, but but with a bit of sewing in the car on the way, it was done.

When my machine decided to stop working just after I posted its picture in the last blog post, a little bit of panic ensued. Thanks to C, who lent me her machine for a few days so that the quilting could be completed. The quilting is fairly minimal, as you can see. It is mainly stitch-in-the-ditch, and each block has something to hold it together or add to the meaning.

Reading from the top left the blocks represent some of Dad's interests; playing snooker, his first car (Peugeot 203), his Christian beliefs, crossword puzzles, his 22 years in the RAAF, a radio circuit diagram, Essendon football club, his time in Japan in the early 1950s, and the many letters he writes to the editors of various publications.

Happy 80th birthday, Dad!


  1. Congratulations Vireya! You've done a great job with that quilt. If they gave out VC's for quilting, I'd be nominating you!

  2. That is beautifull...what a gift!
    Well done.

  3. Oh Vireya, I bet your Dad loved that. Congratulations to him on his 80th Birthday!

    You are a very talented lady. I love the way you have included his favourite things.