If you are just reading Chicken Scratch for the first time, this is Day 8 of quilts shown in my home from our new book Civil War Remembered. You can order this book online or find it at your local quilt shop. It will be arriving in the next couple of weeks. Nineteen quilts are included in this book and I will be photographing 17 of them. The remaining 2 are traveling to Minneapolis for Quilt Market in May with our publisher, Martingale.
Today is Lady of the Lake measuring 38″ x 38″, an old traditional favorite with lots of piecing again. Country Threads likes using many fabrics within their quilts and Connie does not like large blocks. These triangle squares finish at 1-1/2″ – just think of the small scraps you can use when making this quilt!
These pictures were taken in my front entry, one looking left and the other one with the quilt facing the opposite side. I purchased the wonderful old door many years ago and kept it in my garage until we remodeled but my carpenters discouraged me from using it. It wouldn’t be tight, it would cost a lot of money to place a curved door into a wall, etc. etc. so I gave up my vision and am using it as decor instead. It’s almost as good but not quite. It would have been a fabulous front door!
Comments from yesterday need some answers. Yes, the Cyclones ruined many brackets, didn’t they? Now I will cheer for Gonzaga, Kansas, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Iowa and Georgia State.
About the dog door – no, I am not afraid someone will enter through the door. I am somewhat concerned about a racoon, skunk or oppossum coming in through the door but the dogs can handle that and we close it at night eliminating the time when those varmints are wandering around outside. Yes, during mud season, my floors get pretty dirty but I don’t have expensive oriental rugs – mine are from Target and when they get too dirty, I’ll throw them away and buy some new ones from Target. The wood floors and concrete floors also get muddy but I know how to vacuum and scrub floors so I’m not concerned. Life is short and my animals are more important than clean floors. And actually now that I have time, I don’t mind cleaning at all. When we were in business I did everything on the fly and ran between buildings to save time. My heart pounded all the time, litter boxes didn’t get cleaned every day, the laundry was never caught up, the dishwasher was always full, beds were never made and the floors always needed vacuuming. Wow – I love retirement!
Don’t forget our huge yard sale June 4-5-6. Still marking rummage.