Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Life and Roses Through the Lattice

Life ...

Blue Moon and Reflection outside our front door.

 Corn harvest is in full swing.

Getting ready for Sunday company.

I made two peach and two peanutbutter. 

Our guests:
Dwight & Chrystal and family

Paul's sister Miriam and Kenneth from Taylorsville, MS.

Paul's folks, Ben and Silva

Joel and Belinda and family. They just recently moved into our area from Michigan.

Paul's sister Jeanie and Galen

... as a Quilter

The quilting is finished and it's ready to be blocked.

It's amazing how a quart of water makes a quilt lay and hang flat.

Saturday, August 01, 2015

CAM Rapid Response Meeting

I accompanied Paul and our son Joel to the annual Christian Aid Ministeries' Rapid Response Conference near Oxford, OH.

We stayed at Hueston Woods Lodge.

There were many vultures or buzzards making use of the roof on the lodge.
While the men had their meeting ...

... we ladies sat in the back and some brought along hand work. I wish I would have brought something to work on too.

Paul and I had a walk down to the lake.

I met a long time friend, Rachel from Minnesota. We taught school together by in the 1970s and she married one of Paul's best friends, Lynn.

Friday, July 24, 2015

A Glimpse Through the Lattice -- Roses

I'm working on a new lattice quilt. The challenge is to use the fabrics provided plus a few of your choice.

I marked a grid on the pink fabric and cut square patches from the floral fabric and fused them down onto the grided pink fabric.

Then I did the same for the green fabric; which is hard to see against the brown cardboard.

Now there are a pink and a green lattice window ready to use.

Close up of green lattice.

Close up of pink lattice.

Next I made a grid on the solid black fabric and fused another section of floral patches. When I was about 1/2 done with that I decided to lay the uncut floral next to the black lattice and I liked the effect.

I retrieved the small pink triangles from leftovers from my "Only a Lily" quilt and laid them around the composition.

Thinking that it still needed another element, I cut narrow strips to form three pink lattices in random areas. I thought maybe they may look too bulky.

So I tried laying a mesh at random areas.

I think I like the pink strips best.

Linking to Nina Maria's "Off the Wall Friday."

Sunday, July 12, 2015

SAQA's Trunk G at WAQG

Yesterday I shared SAQA's Trunk G with the West Alabama Quilter's Guild. This is a warm and enthusiastic guild with lots of talent. I enjoyed my time there very much. Thank you, WAQG.

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Maple Street Quilting and Heatwole Campout II

I’m glad to have corn in the freezer even though it was hard work getting it there.

It was good to see Jo Anne again (center), a Possum Town Quilter now living in Texas. She is hand quilting this blue “tumbler” quilt  in 'Baptist Fan' fashion.

 Bessie and Zella tie this ‘star’ quilt.

Carol is piecing this top for Red Cross. She used all striped fabric for the blocks.

And now, more on our Heatwole Family Campout  in North Carolina.

The rhododendron were out and in full bloom.

Pathway to the cabins.

Paul showed the little ones how Jake, John, and Joe go rabbit hunting. They just couldn't figure out how those 'rabbits' got up through the table. You can watch him here.

These little girls are trying to decide which design they want painted onto their cheeks.

Hannah and Tina can pump by themselves on this swing.

The children loved painting rocks in charge of Claire Bleu.

My brother Oren Jr., Gabriel, and Quinten enjoy a good laugh. Actually they were in deep discussion and I encouraged them to have a nice expression on their faces as I snapped the picture.

Yes, you can burn the twigs, but not the mulch bark!
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