On a recent trip to Co to visit my son I had one of those “proud mama” moments when I took this picture of his ipad cover. I think this made it real. My son really was a Doctor. You can see by the picture that he is working in radiology. I had this crazy idea to make him a quilt to reflect his career and also one of his hobbies. I was thinking back to a Halloween quilt that I have been working on and I came up with the perfect quilt.
This is the pattern question. I thought what better theme for a radiologists, than a skeleton. The next question was, how to adapt it for Kris. I kept the idea in the back of my mind and it seemed to me the skeleton should be sitting on something, so why not a rock and he could be out for a hike. I dug in my fabric stash and found a grey for the rock and a blue with little specks in it that kinda looked like snow. What better fabric for CO, since they do have a great deal of snow.
Well I got this much done and it looked pretty cool, but it was missing something. My friend and neighbor, Suzie Q (well her name is Sue) was out for a walk, so I asked her in for her opinion. “Does he need a top hat?” She replied, “No, he needs a stethoscope!”
That is when my hoarding came in handy!
I trotted down to the basement and there in the bottom of the toy box was his stethoscope from his Doctor’s kit he had when he was @ 5. It smelled a little musty, but what the heck.
He still looked like he needed something. It came to me a “Doctor is IN” sign. So I made a sign that could be switched from “The Doctor is IN…to …The Doctor is HIKING”.
I added little tabs on the shoulder with snaps so that the stethoscope could be removed. I also put buttons on the sign so it could be changed from “hiking” to “in.”
Here’s a picture of Kris and his grandma admiring his new quilt. I don’t know if he will ever hang it up, but it was sure fun to make and put a smile on everyone’s face on Christmas morning.
The Happy Hauntings pattern was by The Vintage Spool @