Tuesday, August 7, 2012

TST #23 - Czech Bay Quilt

My father had taken a trip to his birthplace in Europe.  While there he was able to visit the house that he grew up in and was raised in by his grandfather.  A Czech couple now owned it as a vacation home.  While there my father recounted stories of playing in the stream that ran next to the house as a young boy, just like the young grandson of the copule now did.  When my father returned from his trip, he continued to correspond with the couple.  During that correspondence the couple were expecting the arrival of another grandchild.  My father asked me if I would be willing to make a small quilt that could be sent as a gift.  I agreed.

I had purchased a small colourful panel of zoo animals that would be just right.  With the addition of some colourful 4-patch blocks and some flying geese patches, the panel would come out to the right size.

When completed, my father suggested that perhaps a label showing both Canada’s flag and that of British Columbia would remind the couple of where the quilt originated.  The results are shown below.

3 comments:

beaquilter said...

very sweet and what a nice gift

Gina said...

Beautiful and I like how you labelled it, especially considering its story!

Vicki said...

What a great story and so wonderful to put the history in the form of flags on the back