I started it and will have to show a pic of the progress. I have put the trees on it and used wool. I don't know if I will put the hearts on it. I didn't use any batting and I kind of like the light weight.
The Walnut orchard around my place was all shook up this weekend. I tried to capture a tree being shaken so you would be able to see how Walnuts get "picked" these days. There is a machine called a shaker that goes to each tree and shakes the nuts right off the tree and onto the ground. At the same time every critter in the area is all shook up too and looking for a place to hide. So the bug factor is high. Haven't seen any snakes yet and hope I don't. After the trees are "shook" then the nuts are on the ground. A vehicle called a sweeper goes over them and puts them in rows and blows out the leaves and sticks and things. Then the next step is a machine that picks them up on a conveyor belt and into a trailer and off to the place that is buying the nuts. Very different than the old days of knocking them off the tree with poles and picking them into buckets. A lot less manual labor.
I bought this book awhile back because I wanted to make this quilt, then put it on the shelf and forgot about it. Then due to Halloween pumpkin quilts that have been showing up and I remembered I had the book. So I got it out and have started the task of doing the applique. this quilt won't be ready for this year but hopefully next year will hang for the Fall season.
Once again, crooked but this it my little hex quilt based on Kathleen Tracy's Quilt that can be seen in the background. I am now addicted to hex's. They are so fun and little and cute. Next I would like to try a Clam shell small quilt. Anyone know a good beginner pattern?
Tried to get this post all pretty but I can't seem to move things or type anywhere above this line. Whatever. So anyway, this is the new fabric I got over the weekend. I LOVE IT!!! Little houses always peak my like factor. I have no idea what I am going to do with it. maybe just hoard it until the perfect pattern comes my way. Isn't it wrapped nicely.
Jan Patek's pattern Dresden Turkey. Sorry you have to tilt your head to see it properly. I am using my stash to make things lately, the "feathers" are made from my gobble gobble fabric left overs. that line is my all time favorite line of fabric. I couldn't find any fabric in my stash to put on the borders so I had to shop. I put an orange silk border then the awesome orange paisley on the outside border. Now it is ready to quilt. My goal is to have it on the wall before Turkey day.