This is a replica of an antique quilt. Wow - I just love that red & white.
The maker had started to hand quilt it, then got stuck with a looming deadline. She ripped out her hand work and sweet-talked me into sliding it in to my work schedule. Her $20 bribe helped. :-)
After a bunch of stitch-in-the-ditch, I used all the powers of my imagination to decide on quilting motifs. Oak Leaf Applique = oak leaf designs. Doh...
The back is really pretty. That red thread sure shows up! Click on the pic for a larger view.
You can still see some evidence of the hand quilting. That should all disappear when this is washed.
FAMOUS: Yeah, me. If you are a member of the Canadian Quilters Association, I have an article on pg. 41 of the Winter 2013 edition of the newsletter, about quilts donated to the Calgary flood relief program.
Butternut Squash: I missed a BS report or two, so here's an update. They were all picked a few weeks ago and are sitting in a wheelbarrow in the garage. I know that DH has tossed a couple in the compost because they rotted. Already. Grrr. The garage doesn't get cold enough for storage until it's REALLY cold outside. Even then, on a sunny day it heats up quite a bit because of the large, south-facing windows. And since the fruit cellar also has spent the whole summer warming up, it is not cold in November. That is a tricky month to try and store veggies. Must. Get. Extra. Fridge.
Used recently: 5 (4 for soup, one for another tart- original post & recipe link here)
Used YTD: 28
BS Tidbit: I hope you get a chuckle out of these because they are surprisingly hard to make up. Um... I was a sane teenager. Hah!!!