My Grandpa Harry was a kind and generous man. As a baby my mom would put me in one of his big mixing bowls while she decorated cakes at his bakery. When I got older I remember trick or treating at his bakery to get big yummy donuts. It didn’t even have to be Halloween to get a donut from grandpa. He is gone now. The bakery is still there and my Uncle David is still good for a big yummy donut when I stop by. In honor of my Grandpa Harry I created this quilt.
His parents immigrated from the Netherlands so I used a Dutchmen’s Puzzle block. Bordered them with a scrappy border because he was a fighter, always willing to stand for what he felt was right. And used bright happy colors to remember how he always made others happy. Then quilted it with a puzzle motif.
Named it Harry’s Puzzle in his honor. It is in the current issue of Fon’s and Porter’s Love of Quilting. Love ya Grandpa. Hope you like your quilt.
Grandpa Harry is loving it. Thanks for sharing the history of his quilt. It turned out beautifully.
This is such a fantastic quilt. I love the pattern and the quilting that goes with it! What a special way to remember a loved one. So great that it's in the magazine. Gee! You accomplish so much. I think I could use some time management tips from you.
I love the fun quilting on it, Em. That looks great and is a nice tribute to your grandfather.
Love the quilting.
What a lovely tribute! Congratulations on its publication.
A wonderful story that goes with a wonderful quilt, Em! Thanks for sharing. I will make sure to look for your magazine article.
Such a great tribute to your Grandpa and a wonderful story to go with the quilt! Love the quilting design! Congratulations on having it published!
You created a lovely quilt in memory of your grandpa!
What a fun quilt…love it and the story especially.
great quilt but even a better story. thanks for sharing>