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Ellageo 03-26-2014 06:12 PM

Uncle Harveys cows & tractor..
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I made this lap quilt for my Uncle Harvey. He has alzheimers now, but his health & attitude are good. He has been a farmer all his life. He loved his cows & his tractor. My aunt gave me 3 of his shirts, so I made the pillows & lap quilt for him. Hopefully he will recognize what they represent, things he loves. I want to tie this quilt, it seems that's what it needs..then off to Uncle Harvey!

Shelbie 03-26-2014 06:23 PM

Your quilt looks great and a farmer will appreciate the Allis Chalmers orange. I'd suggest machine quilting it as I find it wears a lot better than ties or you could do some of both if ties really appeal to you. I found that just tying meant that after lots of washes, the ties started tearing out and the batting shifted. If your uncle does move to a long term residence (nursing home) their industrial washers may be hard on a tied quilt.

GrammaNan 03-26-2014 06:40 PM

What a sweet gesture on your part! He will love it.

Tartan 03-26-2014 06:45 PM

Cute, cute cute! I did the tractor in John Deere green. I find Lori Holt's patterns very nice to do. How about you?

cindy4857 03-26-2014 07:07 PM

Wow you sure nailed it. He will love it. I bet it will make him smile when he's snuggling under it.

SheriR 03-26-2014 07:26 PM

It's adorable! What a great thing for you to do.

loisf 03-26-2014 07:35 PM

How kind and thoughtful of you to do this for your aunt and uncle. I think your quilt is very creative and so appropriate for your uncle. Very nice work.

Cybrarian 03-26-2014 07:35 PM

Lost my mom to Alzheimer's, even if he can't express it, this will bring him joy and comfort. It's a beautiful, sweet gift. I agree on machine quilting and tying combined.

pojo 03-26-2014 08:27 PM

very very cute
he will love it

JuneBillie 03-26-2014 09:02 PM

That's a very nice quilt, and the sweet cows. He will love it.

dunster 03-26-2014 09:27 PM

What a wonderful gift for your uncle.

Shelbie, looks more like Kubota orange to me, LOL

John Alexander 03-26-2014 09:31 PM

Hello everyone,
what a lovely and outstanding project it is.
Nice to see this.
Thanks for sharing.

notmorecraft 03-26-2014 11:18 PM

This is lovely, so bright I'm sure your uncle will love this.

QuiltnNan 03-27-2014 04:14 AM

nicely done... can't decide whether i like the tractor or the cows better

gabeway 03-27-2014 04:39 AM

You did great!

BrendaK 03-27-2014 04:44 AM

What a special niece you are to do this for your uncle. Both pillows and quilt are delightful. Know that they will be loved. BrendaK

Jordan 03-27-2014 05:02 AM

How nice of you to do this for your uncle. You did a fantastic job-I am sure he will treasure it so much.

maryb119 03-27-2014 05:21 AM

Very thoughtful gift! The Allis Chalmer orange is perfect!

pinkcastle 03-27-2014 05:27 AM

What a lovely gift. I like how you incorporated his shirts. Great job!

Doggramma 03-27-2014 05:28 AM

Wonderful idea. He's sure to love it.

pocoellie 03-27-2014 05:54 AM

Very cute!! I love it and I do hope he remembers back then.

DJ 03-27-2014 06:06 AM

What a wonderful, thoughtful, comforting quilt!

Ellageo 03-27-2014 07:08 AM

Uncle Harveys trator is a Kubota! Hence Kubota orange. The tractor pattern is from Lori Holts 'Quilty Barn Along', the cows, are from Debbie Mum-Baby Bovines.

Quilter 65 03-27-2014 12:56 PM

He will enjoy this. Lovely for him to remember.

Prim Quilts 03-27-2014 01:19 PM

I love it!!!! That is an awesome quilt!

KimS 03-27-2014 01:22 PM

I just know your uncle is going to love his new quilt!!! That was very sweet of you to make this for him. :)

serenitybygrace 03-27-2014 02:52 PM

Very sweet quilt and pillows. Your uncle will surely love them.

carolaug 03-27-2014 02:54 PM

That is so cute! What a neat idea!

muffins 03-27-2014 03:49 PM

How thoughtful, he will just love it.

Daylesewblessed 03-27-2014 04:28 PM

I love the tractor! I found this tutorial:


QUILTNMO 03-27-2014 05:55 PM

very nice he will love it im sure!!!

Ellageo 03-27-2014 06:11 PM

Originally Posted by Daylesewblessed (Post 6648111)
I love the tractor! I found this tutorial:


YES! This is the one I used...I did change the 'seat' a little. Enjoy! Actually the cows would show better in more contrasting fabrics, but I used my Uncles shirts that I was given...wanted them 100% his shirts.

Retired Fire Chief 03-28-2014 02:45 AM

Your quilt and pillows are adorable, Uncle Harvey should love them. Your fabrics, the tractor and cows - wonderful!

twinkie 03-28-2014 03:10 AM

Even in his mental state, I am sure he will love them. Good job.

Moonglow 03-28-2014 03:37 AM

What a beautiful gesture. I'm sure the quilt will provide great comfort to him.

solstice3 03-28-2014 03:47 AM

what a lovely original quilt and beautiful act of kindness. I am sure it will bring him joy

debbieoh 03-28-2014 03:59 AM

what a wonderful gift.

sewbizgirl 03-28-2014 06:31 AM

Oh my gosh! Those cows made out of his shirts are amazing...

Pat of Abington 03-28-2014 06:35 AM

You could machine "tie" this quilt if you use the stitch on your machine for sewing on buttons. I did just that on the quilts I made for my then very young grandsons and they are holding up quite well. Good luck and what a thoughtful idea!

Caswews 03-28-2014 06:51 AM

Oh very cute !! I am sure he will so appreciate it; even if he doesn't say it to you or your family ...

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