My big finish for the month was my Fire Island Hosta. Below are photos of it with closeups of the quilting. I had fun with free motion. It's hard to stuff a 100 X 100 quilt through my Pfaff Grand Quilter, but I did it! I set up extra tables around me to hold the bulk.
Below is my favorite quilt in the show. I loved all the detail and I didn't get the name of the quilt! I like to take pictures of the tags so I can remember these things and I didn't do it.
|detail of the above quilt. I loved the rivet accents.|
I got this old UFO quilted in March and finished the binding in April. It was from 2000-2001 and was a row robin with the Pat Sloan Yahoo group back then.
|This is also the last picture of our cat I accidentally took. I had him put down last week at age 17 1/2. |
We got him at 5 weeks old.
|quilting detail in the border|
|Folk Art Album|
|quilting and stitching closeup|
|an outdoor shot of the quilt|
Now to some non-quilting pictures! My husband loves to take our grandson on adventures with a neighbor and his grandson. They were dressed as Daniel Boone and went looking for treasure with maps and yes, that is a pretend hatchet! They walked a long way through fields, woods, crossed a creek and there was a clearing where they somehow found the makings for grilled cheese sandwiches, Jared's favorite food! The boys found a treasure box with chocolate coins and real coins and thought it was great fun.
My daughter and I drove to Sandpoint, ID, my second trip that week, seven hour round trip! We picked up sandwiches and ate them on Lake Pend Oreille. Nicole went with us, and was a pretty traveler. She loved the sand and the play equipment at this park.
|Nicole at Lake Pend Oreille|
|Doug, Jared and Nicole. She was actually dressed for bed but loves being outside.|
When our younger daughter was here the next weekend we went for a walk. This windmill was originally put up by Doug's father and grandfather in the early 30's. They sold the property in the 40's and we acquired it in 2010. There is a house on the property we rent out and we farm the fields. Doug rebuilt the base for the windmill and all the blades are in good shape. It doesn't actually pump water now, but it's a great keepsake. In the field behind it we have the first release of Huffman wheat planted, named after our son Brad. Here is the link to the blog post I wrote about the wheat.
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