Sunday, July 17, 2011

Little Elephant

I had the opportunity to quilt up a little baby quilt for a special little girl. Her parents had just returned from Africa with her and I wanted to make something extra for her arrival. This Heather Bailey Elephant is really a pincushion pattern, but it worked well for a little toy. Her face just lit up when I tucked it next to her. At 9 months old, all of this experience is new and scary. But like all adopted children, she will take it in stride.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A Quilter's Home

I've been working on a quilt for a Quilt University class online.

This is just from my sketchbook. Not everything is easy to translate into fabric. Most things are fused.

Here's the first row. I decided to go a little brighter on the trees and subdue the houses so they appear further in the distance.
The lights in the house are silk and since it unravels so much, I've cut out the windows and put the silk underneath. Still working on this one. I think more trees are needed.

Monday, July 4, 2011

The Garden calls...

It's so difficult for me to be inside when there is gardening to do!
This particular rose may be a Charles Lawson. I found it on the property and moved it to a better location. But it continues to send up shoots in its previous home. It wanders on its own roots through butterfly bushes and vinca major. The deer don't eat it when surrounded by plants they hate.

Friday, July 1, 2011

The Vegetable Garden goes in!

With the rest of the country in triple digits, we are still trying to get to 70. So the vegetables grow so slowly!

The deer are foiled!