Monday night was my quilt guild meeting and we had a special speaker - Betsy Cutchian, author of Gone to Texas. I was really interested in hearing her because I love reproduction quilts and history. This is a combination quilting book and story of her great-great grandmother along with some of her journal entries. She came to Texas from Kentucky in 1852. None of the quilts that she made have survived, but by using the journal entries, Betsy was able to design quilts that are similar to the ones her GGG might have made.
|I love the "Gone to Texas" quilt. She had the actual quilt with her that she found in a heap on the floor of an antique mall. She also had the quilt that she made that she copied from the original.|
Below is the quilt that I'm going to give the new baby. He is due in one month and we will be going to help take care of Jonah (2 years old) and the family when the new baby is born. This is the first baby quilt I ever made and I hand quilted it.
This one is a play quilt for the new baby.
This shows the back of the play quilt. I think I'm all finished with baby quilts for a while - at least, I hope so! I'm wanting to get going on some of my UFOs.
There's a pond not far from our house and we went there when I took pictures for the Teddy Bears' Picnic book. It's really nice and seems like a little "woods" really close to home. I found these berries there yesterday when I took my walk. I don't know what they are, but I thought they were pretty.