Friday, May 17, 2013
Blogger's Quilt Festival
It's time for Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival! For those of us who are unable to attend quilt market and the accompanying quilt festival, be not sad. Amy is hosting an online festival that is sure to inspire and add more projects to your list! Here's the link to all the fun - Thank you Amy, for giving us a place to gather and for pulling everything together.
I'm entering my latest finish:
We know a dear couple with whom we've been friends for 20 years. Our kids spent many a day exploring and finding adventure around the roping arena where the men would gather every chance they got. I still think of their little girl, Haley, as a darling 6 yr old, and I'll bet her Mama and Daddy do too, but apparently she grew up...into a lovely young woman who is about to marry her prince.
Still, I think of this child like this (She's the pretty little red head on the right. Our two hooligans are to the left of her) :
And children this age should not be getting married!
As soon as I heard the happy news, I knew I had to make a quilt. I visited with her Mama and found out that they were decorating in yellows and grays. This was the first time I had worked with this color combination, and I am tickled with the end result:
With the days getting longer, my stitching time is dwindling quickly, but with a wedding date drawing near, I needed to get to work! It wasn't that long ago when we were in bed at 8 pm and now we're just getting back into the house at 8. Still, when I picked up Haley's quilt from Jackie, I set to stitching just a bit of the binding on every chance I got. I've got to get it into the mail. It ended up being 67 x 72" which makes a good 'hang out on the back of the couch and grab to snuggle with quilt'.We planned on making the trip, but we're working cattle that last week in May and it's just not going to happen. :( Unless we get rained out! I'm keeping my fingers crossed because I really want to be there.
Those weeds in the above photo are mustard weed. It's a nuisance and its always a battle to keep it at bay, but I found a use for it - it makes a pretty good prop for a picture. And to think I almost mowed it down the other day. :) It's too dry for even mustard to grow, but I've been watering the tree behind the fence like mad in order to keep it alive, so we have this pretty little stand of mustard in this one spot.
Jackie quilted this Happy Day pattern across the chevrons and she used this gorgeous yellow thread that was the perfect choice:
I really like the way it looks on the front and the back, and I fell in love with all of the sweet prints I ended up using:
So now it is quilted and bound and labeled and filled with much love and prayer for the happy couple as they begin their life together: