Quilting, Farming, Variety

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Another Finish

This is the second of the two quilt tops I finished last week. This one is larger and, with its darker colors, would make a good companion quilt for a toddler or preschool child while watching TV or enjoying his favorite book. The star points (hst's) were made from pieces leftover from a larger top and when I found a picture of this quilt online, I sized the blocks, then added the strips as shown to make a pattern like the original. So, here's another top, stacked, waiting for cooler weather.

Today wouldn't have been the day; it was 107* shortly after noon, then rain circled us (actually we only got enough to show tracks in the dust) and cooled the air, for which we were grateful! It is just so sad to see the pastures brown and the grass gnawed to the ground. The heifers here at the barn have not had much grass to eat since May, only hay, and this morning Popa fed a bale to a larger herd. That makes every bale we put up valued.

"It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness." Lam. 3:22,23



  1. I really like this top. Seems like I am drawn to the ones with more vivid colors.

  2. I mustn't let your last two posts get away without commenting, for these quilts are among my favorites. The one made from homespun plaids and bright colors is awesome...lucky granddaughter! And, the two newly completely ones are equally wonderful. Next winter, when there's a foot of snow covering the ground, a fire burning in the furnace, and you are working at your quilting frames, you will be reminded of the hot, hot summer of 2011.

  3. I love this Charlotte. I love the colors. 107 And we thought it was hot. The grass is dying here too..Susie

  4. Lovely quilt, I am in awe of your talents.

    Amazing how hot it is there, I do wish you could have more of our rain.

  5. You are a gifted artist Charlotte. This quilt top is gorgeous.

    Still so hot and dry here too. We had great hopes that the tropical storm Don would bring us rain, but it sort of fizzled out.
    We must keep praying.

  6. You just keep rolling those quilts out. You are such a hard worker. It is very hot and dry here, too. I hope we get some rain soon.