Tuesday, April 9, 2019

A Tale of Two Quilt Tops and a Repair

As I was browsing some antiques last week, 
I found a few exciting treasures to bring home. 
The first one is a top that I will quilt.  
It has fabrics in it that remind me of some of the kits I have seen from the 1970s 
but also some quite older fabrics.  
It makes me think someone was trying to make a quilt with some found blocks
 and had to add some current fabrics to finish it up.  
I will be the one to finish it as a complete quilt.
This next one is also a top in need of quilting.  
It is cross stitch on preprinted blocks.
It also has the quilting lines preprinted on it. 
 If I had not just seen one of my quilty friends working on something similar, 
it would not have occurred to me to grab this one. 
I think it will make a sweet little quilt when done.
The last of the three I have featured on my 365 day blog.  
It is a complete quilt with the exception of the quite large and noticeable hole in it.
The damage is really mostly in the background fabric.
I figure I will need to sew five or six curved seams 
to replace the pieces that are damaged, 
sew the top back together, 
Frankenstein piece some batting, 
appliqué a new chunk of backing on it 
and add some hand quilting to match what is there. 
Good as done.

Wishing you things to be excited about,


Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Oh, Deer!

While at Crown Hill Cemetery (click here) today, we came across this herd of deer
 running across the road in front of us.  
They were so beautiful, we followed the road for a closer look.  
I got this close and was definitely being watched by several.  
I took one step closer and they decided that was close enough.
Off they went.
We thought there were about fourteen,
but if you zoom in on this shot, you can count fifteen in all.  

Wishing you wonderful surprises, 

(In researching for this post I came upon no less than five different names for a group of deer 
so I went with the easiest: herd.)