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Welcome to my little world ... I am a country girl at heart, love the Lord, my farmer husband and my 4 beautiful children. I love animals, being a homemaker, quilting, crafting and so much more. I'm pleased you are here to visit, come on in and make yourself at home, have a look around... and leave a comment if you like :O)

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

A Quilt Story…

A couple of my readers asked about the quilt in the background of this photo, from my last post

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The bowtie quilt was made by Claire, she started making this quilt 16 years ago…

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Isn’t it sweet, I love it… but I digress…  the quilt had sat around in various stages of progress for the last 16 years and was only completed a month or so ago…:oD I haven’t even been quilting that long! Lol The square in the middle of the bowties is 3d and I love how the quilting makes the bowties pop!  At the beginning of the year the KHS sat around and wrote out five things they wanted to finish in 2012 and this was one of Claire’s, I think she may have nearly completed all five things on her list! As for ME well I still have a little way to go yet… I have only completed one! But as soon as I push the publish button I plan to go and work on my Dresden Plate quilt, that’s on my list, Yay!

This weekend is our local A&P Show, with a Christmas Parade tomorrow night, the kids all have big plans for the weekend so I might be able to sneak in some more sewing time…:O)

Enjoy your weekend… Oh here’s a quick pic of Pip enjoying the sunshine and the sprinkler

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She is now free to go where she pleases, and she loves my flower garden. Yesterday I left the front door open and she waddled inside, I was worried she would start flapping her wings and fly…Could you imagine!!! Eek… Anyway Jesse and I managed to persuade her to waddle right back outside again thankfully with no incidents… Message to self remember to shut the screen door!

Blessings

Michelle

PS The other quilt in the photo, the yoyo quilt I am pretty sure Claire bought of TradeMe..:o)

9 comments:

Jeanette said...

The bow tie quilt is gorgeous. Hugs,

Leeanne said...

I like both quilts, very nice!

Maria said...

Beautiful quilts...
Pip is enjoying the sunshine and sprinkler...
LOL oh yes you will have to keep that door shut tight....

Charlie and Wendy said...

Beautiful quilt and little Pip is so cute under the sprinkler.

Lis said...

Lovely quilts and good to finish something after 16 years!! There is hope :-) Have a great weekend.

Bev C said...

Hello Michelle,

Thanks so much for doing this post. Your group of ladies do some truly wonderful work.

happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Raewyn said...

Gosh it really is a lovely quilt; the quilting is wonderful on it. I bet she is glad she finished it. Thanks for sharing it for Claire. Hope the A&P show went well - my, hasn't Pip grown!!

Nicky said...

Claires quilt is beautiful, thanks for sharing her story.
It is lovely to see Pip - could have been a big mess to deal with...lol.

Hope the show went well..... our local show is this Saturday, looking forward to it, always a fun day out!

Rebecca said...

Love the Bow Tie quilt , it was the first block I ever made and started my journey into quilting . You have done a great job with the quilting and the Duck dose look so happy. Hope you had a lovely Christmas and a safe New Year
Hugs Bec