We headed up to our (unfinished) cabin over the Labor Day weekend, and did some of this:
and fishing and eating. It was nice to get out of the desert heat, although packing up in the heat is never enjoyable.
Yesterday, my husband and son went on a Boy Scout hike to nearby Mt Charleston, so I had time to work on this:
|Sunflower Rail Fence Quilt|
The top is almost finished! I just need to blanket stitch (by machine) around the little fence. I started it over 5 years ago, after Karen showed hers at a meeting. She changed hers up a bit from the book, and I went with her version (using 2 1/2" strips instead of wonky strips). Unfortunately, I don't have the book anymore. (Edit: the name of the book is *Country Bouquet Quilts* (a Leisure Arts publication by Debi Foley & Valerie Boman). Thanks Deb!) I loaned it to a lady I didn't know (yeah, dumb) at a quilt meeting, and I never saw her or the book again. A friend who ordered the same book made me some copies so I was able to keep working on it. Anyway, I'm pretty happy with it and can't wait to baste and quilt it (well the quilting part anyway). I'll be sure and post a picture when it's finished. My goal is to actually get to use it this fall.
|gratuitous chicken picture|
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