Monday, June 30, 2008
On a happy note, I received my FQ bundles that I ordered from Hancock's of Paducah. They were having a big sale and that is the only time I usually buy these kind of bundles. I haven't decided exactly what I will make with these yet but there will be projects come up that will be perfect I am sure.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
The blocks in this next quilt was part of a block swap from the early 90's. One of the ladies in the Quilting Ministry put the blocks together and I quilted it and finished off the binding this weekend. All it needs now is the label and it will be ready to be given to a baby at church that will be dedicated.
Last but not least is my quilt from the Bargello Bowl that Bonnie Hunter had in January. It has been quilted but I hadn't got the binding on it until this afternoon. This one will also be for a little one at church. Monday evening the ladies and I are getting together to do some hand quilting on
a whole cloth quilt that is in the old fashion quilt frame. I love quilting that way, visiting with other quilters while hand quilting. It has really be a great weekend for quilting finishes! :D
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Tonight is the "Taste of Tippecanoe" in Lafayette, home of Purdue University. I am looking forward to it, good food, good music, and good friends. May you all have such a wonderful Saturday!
Friday, June 20, 2008
plant out front every year. Gives the place a little color don't you think?
The next picture you see is the office building of the elevator. This is where I am at. I weigh the trucks on the scale below the walk way and probe them so I can get the test weight and the moisture of the grain.
The next picture you see is what I call the hill. When trucks bring in grain to us in the fall, after they weigh in they go up on the hill and that is where we dump their grain and put it in the bins.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
have been doing it. I am doing this at work so I have no quilty pix to show but I have quite a different variety here. The top pix is of 2 of my grandaughters at a "Chicago Bears" football party. Their parents belong to a Young Farmers group and they love to celebrate a multitude of occasions and the kids all get to get in on the fun, as you can see here!
This little guy is my yard art out in the shrubs in my front yard. He makes me laugh!
Last but not least is the school bus my husband drives to pick up his "little darlings" as he calls the children that ride. He will complain now and then but he really enjoys it. You should see what he gets for Christmas from these children! One year he got a bottle of wine and a package of steaks! He had to call me to come and get them because if he got stopped and the wine was found he would be in deep trouble. LOL
I think I have got the hang of this stacking pix now. Thanks for bearing with me. Have a great day and Happy Quilting!
Monday, June 16, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
I have had inquiries about the Dresden Plate quilt on my last blog and so I thought I would give a few of the particulars. The quilt is 72" X 88". It was hard to get a good pix of the full length so the side view is the best I could do. If you notice the corner blocks they look a little strange but I wanted to use as many of the blades that were cut as I could and still put them in the corners. I do hope my Grandmother would be proud the quilt she started was finished and is being passed on to future generations.I wanted show the final border on my OC quilt. I folded the quilt since it is also too big to get a good pix but you get the idea. After it is quilted it will be bound in the dark green fabric.
Sunday, June 8, 2008
It has been a hot, humid, miserable weekend weather wise. Lightening took out our central air conditioning unit so quilting kept me from being too crabby. Here is another Bible Block baby quilt that I had to quilt, I love it because it is so bright and cheery. The little bible was embroidered in one square in each corner of the quilt. How awesome is that! (excuse the blurr)
The last quilt I had forgotten about. I was changing out my quilts I was displaying around the house and found the Dresden Plate quilt rolled in a crock behind some other quilts. The quilt blocks in this quilt were made by my Grandma Hendry. When my Aunt passed away these blocks were found and my mom gave them to me since I was the only person in the family that quilted. I finished piecing the blocks, made all the half blocks and only had 4 blades leftover. I appliqued them on muslin, quilted it, and it is now a cherished family heirloom. I decided to get it hung up and enjoy it instead of having it put away and I am so glad I did.