Jan came through for you guys! She has America For Me ready for you to buy and not only that – she has a kit! There are some wonderful new wovens out there besides some really nice navies. You might plan on using your red, white, and blue fabric collection. I know I could make several quilts with mine. I think this link will take you to Jan’s site to purchase the pattern and/or kits.
And someone asked to see a picture of my quilt again. I could only stand to throw it on the fence and take one picture since the heat index was over 100 at the time!
Isn’t it just wonderful? My dark fabrics are fading but then so am I – ha! In this heat I’m really fading. When you open the door it’s like stepping into a furnace! Chores in this heat are miserable – just as bad as when it’s 25 below zero. Hard, very hard!
Remember the new rule/guideline about sending photos to my email. I will be happy to post them but if you want to be identified as the maker of the quilt, please write your name large and pin to the quilt. It would be so much easier if everyone printed their name, rather than write in cursive but I’ll post what you send me.
I did finish my #8 it it can never live in a home with pets! I told Rick it was another funeral quilt. Every hair will show on this quilt so I will never use it. I enjoyed making it but that’s where it ends. Some of these blocks were already made and most were already cut out. This fabric is almost exclusively Japanese fabric that is just beautiful – black, charcoal, dark brown, dark teal, light tans, grays, rose – it’s all such wonderful fabric that I really did want to finish it. I just don’t want to use it. Haha! If you love it, come to my funeral and sit on it. It can then be yours!
See those rectangles in the border? Those were my #10 project which I decided I couldn’t stand to make again since I made the original with the same size rectangles. These were leftovers. Guess what I did! Oh, this is so good! I sent them to my friend Rose! She cranks out quilts like a crazy woman so she was just the right person to send them to. Rose will make something wonderful and I’ll be able to show you sometime.
Here’s the back where I used the rest of the blocks to enlarge the backing. It is such a good feeling to use up yardage on a project, isn’t it? I know I’ll die with lots of fabric in my sewing room. I asked Reed if I could leave it to him – ha! I hope I don’t die before he gets his own place because I know his mom would not be thrilled – hahaha!
Do you know how hot this quilt was today? Yuck! I’ll have to stage it again when the weather cooperates. It would be beautiful next fall.
Rick’s son Eric, wife Nikki and daughter 3 year old Camber are coming this weekend. Erick graduated from Forest City 15 years ago so he will attend his reunion tomorrow night in conjunction with the town celebration called Puckerbrush Days. They live in Greenbush, MN – the northwest corner almost in Canada. It’s a long trip for them and we don’t see them very often. This will be fun!
Our fair starts next week – forecast says it’s going to be in the 80’s – won’t that be a nice change! Becky and I played for the birthday party this afternoon at Concord and after that some of the 4-H kids brought their projects to show the residents. Reed brought his quilt – I was so proud of him!