Monday, August 24, 2009

Rail Fence Quilt For Family Reunion Auction

Last year I had everyone at my family reunion sign a piece of fabric. I put them all together in a Rail Fence quilt and took it to this year's reunion for the Chinese auction.

I hand basted it using Sharon Schamber's method. (I recommend it highly, she has made a painful process so much easier.) I quilted it on my DSM.

The back was pieced with large squares, an idea I got from Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville. I really like the look and it uses the smaller pieces of fabric I already own instead of having to buy a big piece of new fabric.

Monday, August 17, 2009

First Pond Lily This Summer

June and July were record breaking cool so our pond lily didn't grow the way it usually does. We finally got some hot weather and a bloom. I see two more buds. Hard to believe that summer here is almost over.

The back pond is very shady and even on hot days it is pleasant to sit back there and read or work on a project.

The small pond gets more sun so on a hot day it is only comfortable in the morning. Great place for coffee.