Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A Penny Saved Republished

 
A Penny Saved from the 2007 issue of the Fons and Porter magazine.  They are republishing it in one of their latest books.
 
 
I used the needle turn applique method on all the applique.  They use fusible instructions for their construction of the quilt.  It's not an easy quilt to make with the background one large piece, but if you work from the center out it's easier than you think. 
                               
 
Lots and lots of circles, 270 and if I recall, I didn't duplicate any of the circle fabrics since it was originally for a challenge to use the most Moda fabrics in the quilt.
 
 
Here's the book, haven't received my copy so I can't say what other quilts are included.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Yearling

 
She scared me.  I haven't seen her for weeks or her Mom.

 
I found the carcass of a deer in the lower meadow, but it looked to be a Mule Deer.  I wasn't sure.

 
They showed up the other day.  I shouldn't get so emotionally involved, but I was relieved to see them. 

 
Very relieved.

 
The doe should be giving birth soon.  I would love to capture pictures of her fawn.
 
Thanks so much for the comments on the Bison taking a dirt bath.  I'm glad you enjoy the pictures.  I went to town today and into the Park, but there were very few Bison.  The wildlife folks were on the road on horseback hazing a few of the Bison back into the Park, but it was slow driving and I couldn't stop to take any pictures.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

MS Raffle Winners

 
 
 
Thanks so much to the generous folks who bought raffle tickets for Kathy's quilt giveaway to support Multiple Sclerosis.  The winners are Matt and Stephanie Weber and John Lajeuness.


Thursday, April 10, 2014

A Bison Taking a Dust Bath...

 

 
A sequence of photos of a Bison taking a dust bath.

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I hope you enjoy a look at these gentle giants.  I adore them.

Saturday, April 05, 2014

One More Time, The Pokeberry Quilt


I finished sewing the borders on the other day.  That older Brannock and Patek black striped fabric is perfect for the border.  I wish I could find more of it for another quilt I'm working on.


This was a kit that I bought on Ebay last fall.  I wanted something that I could work on easily while recuperating after the breaking the leg incident.  It's from Jan's Girl Gang group from 2002.  The seller taught the class and had many of the blocks completed and the vintage fabrics sorted so the stitching went fast.  I will quilt it by hand using the big stitch.




A beautiful day, not too cold, still some snow in the background and at the higher elevations and wonderful green grasses for the wildlife.