Monday, September 10, 2012

Some Cabin Time & A Quilt Top Finish

We headed up to our (unfinished) cabin over the Labor Day weekend, and did some of this:

 and this:

campfire making

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

 Linking to Sunny Simple Sundays


  1. Your quilt is beautiful! Fun design and I love the colors-enjoy:@)

  2. LOVE the quilt. I am also a quilter! I came over from Elaine's. So glad I did. I will be back!!
    : ) KRis

  3. I love your SunFlower quilt! Your version is great and it inspires me to make one. I have the book and was trying to collect sunflower fabrics but now realize it will look great in other prints like yours does.
    Now, I hope I can read the "prove you are not a robot" words to get my comment posted ;)

  4. Beautiful! Congrats on the feature over at Sunny Simple Sunday. LOVE the sunflower! You did an awesome job.