It was a lovely day in North Texas yesterday and I spent part of it at a state park with my quilting guild. We were demonstrating the art of quilting at the Harvest Fest taking place at Penn Farm, which was the home of some of the first settlers in this area. The historical museum people were there also with their covered wagon.
Our guild and the LQS are helping the historical society by making this quilt, which is a replica of one made around 1857. The names of the first settlers of Cedar Hill are embroidered around the edge of the quilt. We had it set up at the farm to demonstrate hand quilting. It's actually the first time I have every quilted on a frame like that. It was kind of fun!
Here's a picture of our booth. We were also selling tickets to a raffle quilt - hanging on the right side.
I also did some hand quilting on a doll quilt I'm making for Abigail. It's made with leftover fabric from a quilt I made my DS & DIL I love the delicate polka dot with flowers fabric.
Last June I won a giveaway from Kathleen and I showed you the fabric. Finally, this week, I decided I better do something with it as it is fall fabric. I wasn't sure what to do, so I looked through some magazines. Nothing that would work, except I did see one with large 9-patches, so I decided to do that. I wasn't sure how big it would turn out, but I just started cutting and making 12" 9-patches. I had 7 FQs and one yard of fabric to work with. I was saving the yard for the border, so when I used up all the FQs (except for some leftover strips), I had 8 blocks and I needed one more to make a square lap quilt. What to do??? Then I got some inspiration and decided to make 4 six inch strip blocks and put them in the middle for the 9th block. One FQ went for the inner border and the yardage is for the outer border and hopefully enough for the binding.
Then I went to JoAnn's and got some flannel for the backing. I had it all sandwiched together and started quilting, but just wasn't happy with the batting at all (it was too thick), so I ripped out the quilting I had done (only about 12" square) and today I will put in some lighter batting that I think will work much better.
Thanks for visiting! Have a good week!