Thursday, July 31, 2014

Sun Bonnet Sue

It was a treat just to see this antique Sun Bonnet Sue, and then to get to quilt it, well that was a real privilege.

Aren't they just adorable?  And these blocks are the real deal, truly hand stitched with flour sack fabrics.

The discoloring you see here is the printing on the flour sacks.  You can also see the detail of the hand stitching, and the work put into each block.

I did a large cross hatch in each block.  I wanted to keep the quilting simple, yet showcase the Sues.

I added a little detail in the border, and a simple loop in the sashing.

This quilt is so full of history, love and memories.  What a treasure.  I am so happy I was able to be a part of finishing it.  Thank you Lucille.

Thanks to all of you for joining me, I appreciate your company.


Saturday, July 26, 2014

A bittersweet farewell to my "Perfect Little Trailer"

It is with mixed emotions that I say farewell to one of my most favorite things I've ever owned.  I have always called this little Casita, my "Perfect Little Trailer" and it truly lived up to that name.  You know how it is when you want something so badly and you wait, and save, and research and all that smart buyer stuff, and you finally get what you really wanted, and it is just as good or sometimes even better than you hoped?  Well that is what this little trailer was to me.  It was for me, perfect.  So why the goodbye now?  Simply, I no longer am using it.  I used to be very active in dog agility, traveling and competing most weekends a year, and this little trailer was my home away from home.  Now, I no longer compete in agility, no longer travel on the weekends, and my little trailer deserved a new home.  So, it is my sincere wish that the new owners will be just as happy with it as I was.


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Andrea's Starburst

First off, my apologizes to Andrea who has a much better name for this quilt, I saw the label and everything, but am drawing a total blank right now.  I always give a "nick name" of sorts to the quilts I am working on, and I named this one Andrea's Giant Starburst.

Isn't this beautiful?  I love the bright colors, and dramatic design.  Now get this, Andrea is a relatively new quilter.  She designs her own works, her points are perfect, her vertical and horizontal lines are spot on, in a few words, her work is amazing.

These yellow star points were gigantic.  

I used the divide and design method for these large points.

And to top it all off, Andrea made me a loaf of bread!  It was wonderful, yummy, and I loved it.  Thank you so much Andrea.
Not the best photo, but the bread was delicious!!

Again, I thank you all for sticking with me and my lousy blogging.  Summer has been good.