Saturday, May 21, 2016

To Dear Dad Crazy Quilt Block from Vintage Vogue

I shared the vintage postcard featured in this crazy quilt block on April 4, 2016--my Dad and his twin brother's 89th birthdays.

Here's a crazy quilt block featuring one of my favorite postcards from my personal collection. It's FF103 from my Vintage Postcard CD.

Print the block directly onto computer printer fabric with your inkjet printer, then use it as the foundation for your crazy quilt block with the center image already in place.

To use this foundation pattern, align the edge of your fabric with the dotted line and sew on the straight line.

Stitch two pieces of fabric together (2-1, 2-2 and 3-1, 3-2). Treat as one piece of fabric for 2 and 3. Stitch three pieces of fabric together (1-1, 1-2 then add 1-3 and 4-1, 4-2 then add 4-3). Treat as one piece of fabric for 1 and 4. Applique an image of your father (2" x 3½") for 5. Embroider "Dad" and add the My Heart Belongs to Daddy finding, too.

Piece the block, then embellish it with threads, trims, ribbons and beads.

When you have time to browse, please visit Vintage Vogue.

And if you're lucky enough to still have him in your life, call your Dad!

The photo on the left is one of my favorite pictures of mine. William Jerome Luffy was 89 years old in April. I know that I'm very fortunate to have such a terrific father.