Thursday, March 29, 2012

Winter Quilt

I always thought I would eventually gravitate to making quilts.  I love playing with color and pattern.  At the library, I found a quilt magazine with an unusual quilt on the front.  I scanned over the article and decided it was worth the 10 cents the magazine cost.  I have many, MANY fabric scraps and wanted to use them in a meaningful way.  So I got busy cutting out blocks.  I worked on cutting them out over a weekend and started sewing them together.  I had all the blocks completed and all sewn together by the end of the next week.  Then I started quilting.  I hand quilted the center and machine stitched around the edge.  It was my first attempt at machine quilting and MAN it was fun!  This quilt measures 86"x86". 

Little Stinkers

Todd was out taking care of our chickens when along came a momma skunk and her 6 babies!  Notice the tails sticking up in the top photo.