Bowling Quilt for Dad

posted by Aleta
Tue, Sep 20 2011


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I designed and made this bowling themed quilt for my 91-year-old father, who bowls on a league.  Bowling is his passion at this stage of his life and I wanted to give him something that celebrates that enthusiasm.    I raw-edge appliqued the bowling balls and pins on the quilt.  I painted the black "finger holes" in the bowling balls with Shiva paintsticks,and  then stitched them over with black thread.  I thread painted the red stripes on the pins with red rayon thread.   I found the bowling-themed fabric on line.  My father and mother live alone, and he bowls every Monday night on a league.  He doesn't drive anymore; he gave that up last Fall, but my sister and brother live close by, so they take them places.  I live many states away, but I visit when I can.

Comments

Leslie wrote re: Bowling Quilt for Dad
on Tue, Sep 20 2011 10:42 PM

Very cute, I bet he loves it

Paula wrote re: Bowling Quilt for Dad
on Wed, Sep 21 2011 6:01 AM

That is great and I love your story about dad, I know he loves his bowling quilt!!

Melody wrote re: Bowling Quilt for Dad
on Wed, Sep 21 2011 7:59 AM

Great job and it is wonderful when a quilt is so very personalized.  I'm sure your father was very pleased with this gift.  Thanks for sharing the story as well as the quilt.

Denise_Oregon wrote re: Bowling Quilt for Dad
on Wed, Sep 21 2011 8:39 AM

Oh my gosh, this is fantastic! What a great gift.

Judy T-Bellingham wrote re: Bowling Quilt for Dad
on Wed, Sep 21 2011 8:50 AM

How creative. What a wonderful quilt for your dad. And thanks for including details with your picture, it makes it so much more interesting.

burkman wrote re: Bowling Quilt for Dad
on Wed, Sep 21 2011 12:21 PM

Good job.  Nice quilt.

Marge (AKA Dimples) wrote re: Bowling Quilt for Dad
on Wed, Sep 21 2011 5:32 PM

Wonderful design Thea!  What a great gift for your Dad!!!

Melissa wrote re: Bowling Quilt for Dad
on Thu, Sep 22 2011 8:44 PM

That is so stinkin' cute! I bet he just loved it.

Sukochi wrote re: Bowling Quilt for Dad
on Thu, Nov 10 2011 7:29 AM

What an iimagination you have. This a adorable.

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