As I mentioned in my last post I was working on a Civil War project with eleven other quilters. We were each assigned a mini quilt from a wonderful book, Civil War Legacies, by Carol Hopkins.
The book is loaded with terrific small quilts that make up easily and quickly. I thoroughly enjoyed making my quilt, titled Mary Smith's Dishrag. I used the CW reproduction fabrics, but these quilts would also be gorgeous done in modern fabrics. I may try that with the next pattern I make from the book. There will definitely be more as the instructions are well written and easy to follow. Here is my finished quilt.
I love the visibility of quilting stitches on a solid backing so I used a muslin for mine. You can find more from the group at the Flickr site.
We had our youngest son and his family visiting for a few days and I was able to gift the newest little one with a very girlie quilt done in pink and green. I love that color combination. We had fun with the kids (and their parents).
A few weeks ago Nedra had posted a picture of a great idea for this fall's election. They were patterns from the Kansas City Star Newspaper and they looked like fun. I decided to give them a try and although I changed the design just a bit, I really think it will be fun to hang this fall.
I was fortunate to win some wonderful fabrics from Irene's for her 200th Post Giveaway at Hilachas. I love all the wonderful brown tones in this bundle and I am looking forward to using them. Why are there endless ideas when there is not endless time????
While our weather has not been great this year for the roses, it has been great for other flowers. I am especially thrilled with my lilacs. We live in an area where they do not do well, but we have found a low chill variety that seems to be taking hold. This is the best bloom I have had over the years. They do smell fabulous.
The family will all be here on Sunday for our Father's Day celebration. It is the wives day to cook and wait on the guys and we have a lot to live up to after the royal service we got for Mother's Day. The menu is still in the works. I hope that all of you will enjoy a wonderful weekend of celebrating fathers too.