Friday, February 22, 2013

In the Hay....Lot

I finally got down to the hay lot this afternoon to get pictures of the quilts I didn't have pictures of. While I'm writing this I'm thinking of several more I forgot about.

Comanche Stars 
Is finally finished ! I made the blocks early last year, then couldn't decide how I wanted to put them together so I put it away and thought about it.....for a long time.  I finally got it down the other day and and put the pedal to the metal ! 
Now I'll have to get it quilted.


   This quilt was a "card tricks" BOM . Every month I kept thinking about how much  I didn't like these fabrics, and wondered why I was even sewing it up. But, after the girls at the
 Quilter's Patch in Santa Anna,Texas got it quilted, it turned out to be one of my favorites.
 I'm calling it "Cuttin the Cards".
 HEHE  If you watched the movie Lonesome Dove, you'll know what I'm talkin about.

 This was a BOM also. Same thing, didn't like the fabrics. 
The blocks had been hanging in my sewing room over a year. I dreaded the thought of sewing it together, then I finally did a couple of weeks ago, and named it
Blueberry Cobbler. 
Guess what ? I like it too. I'm anxious to see it quilted.

Laying in the Furrows
When I was little I used to ride the tractor with my Daddy.
 If I fell asleep he would lay me in the furrows of the plowed field till I woke up.
 I took an Eleanor Burn's log cabin class and made this from the Bliss fabric line . 

Trip Around the World with Bobbye
My Scrappy Trip is finally put together, (addicting sewing). 
These are fabrics I've had forever and a day, some that came from my dear Mother-in-law.
"Sew" I named it in honor of her. 

 I'm naming this one in memory the Quilters Patch in Santa Anna,Texas, who sadly.... are shutting the doors in June of this year.  They are such personable women, always so willing to help and best of all, they offer up friendship. (It's kind of like going to the CHEERS bar, you wanna go where everybody knows your name.) 
Beth guided me to this fabric and pattern and then she and Shirley quilted it. 
 "Sew" here's to you three ladies,
Santa Anna's Star Cake
Beth, Rita and Shirley are going to be missed.

 Fanny's Flowers
I mentioned it during the Dare to Dresden blog hop. 
( This is the quilt one of the dogs peed on down at the barn,
By the way, still no confession. ) 

 Of course the trusty "Ranch Patrol" was there with me, on the lookout, while I took pictures. 
These two are so devoted to me it almost makes me cry. No matter what, they love me.
 Next to God, dogs truly are Man's Best Friend.

Have a good day and God bless You.


Jenniffier Kramer said...

What a wonderful collection of quilts. Isn't it funny how the quilts we just aren't feeling it as we make them sometimes become our favorites. Where as other times our favorites turn out to be - well not.

sara said...

Wonderful quilts!!!and beautiful photos!!

Quilting Babcia said...

What a gorgeous setting for your beautiful quilts! I love this photo shoot!

Carol Swift said...

I love the way you photographed your quilts...really, I love it! Every one of them is just beautiful...thanks for sharing them all.

Teresa in Music City said...

Line me up with the other comments! I was absolutely blown away by your photos of the quilts on the haystacks!!! And some gorgeous quilts they are too - great job!!!

M. E. Stephens said...

Great place to take quilt pictures! Wow. You are a prolific quilter! You had your own little quilt show there for us. ;-) My favorite is Laying In the Furrows. Love those colors.

Gwynette in NW Arkansas said...

What a great 'trunk' show!!! Hay bales make good quilt holders. Thanks for sharing.

Ranch Wife said...

Goodness! That was a fun show! So many beautiful quilts - I ma glad you have finally given them their time in the spotlight! :) I'd be hard pressed to choose a favorite. You've got good looking quilt helpers!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Oh my goodness! What an amazing show of beautiful quilts!! It's wonderful to read a bit about each one and you come up with the best names! I love your haystacks too, they're like your signature quilt prop.

Sue McPeak said...

Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful quilts. I really loved the way you displayed them on the Hay. Everyone so pretty, thoughtfully named and beautifully pieced and quilted.

I heard just today at "H" that the quilt shop in Santa Anna is closing. I must get there before June lst. It's so hard these days to keep a small shop going. I know these ladies and their customers will be missed.


it all looks Beautiful.. I really want to work on a My Scrappy Trip Quilt..

Scrapatches said...

Lovely quilts and wonderful photos ... :) Pat

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Wonderful, amazing quilts. I especially like blueberry cobbler.

Frances said...

Wonderful way to take pictures of your beautiful quilts.

Quiltsmiles said...

I Love that you are sharing your quilts with a roll in the hay, oops, I meant on the roll of hay. They all are beautiful! BTW, I can't wait to see that one you are working on the binding now. The glimpses of it are drop dead gorgeous! Jane