For the Bloggers Quilt Festival I've decided to re-publish a post from May of this year. This quilt is the favourite I've made in the past year. It now resides in my living room and it's sure a cheery quilt! Thanks for stopping by. Come again!
This past Monday our family headed out to "The Ranch" for the day. It was a holiday and we were celebrating my b-i-l's birthday. "The Ranch" is a 100 acre piece of land my b-i-l and s-i-l bought about 5 years ago. They've slowly been turning it into a really unique place to live. They raise organic chickens, turkeys, pigs and now llamas too! My kids (and us) love going to visit. We just can't get out there often enough. (It takes about 1.5 hours to drive there.)
Of course I couldn't find my camera at the moment so my s-i-l's snapped the photos for me. They are really super sister-in-laws even if they call me a quilting dork. That dog is Rusty. How nice of him to pose for me.
Carol even got out a prop for me. I told you, I have great s-i-l's.
The back. I was not planning to have that strip in there but I didn't have enough of the flannel. Now that it's done, it does look fine.
A very old out-building. I love it!
And, just to be really cool, on the back of Charlie (or is it Badger?) When I told my husband I was taking my quilt along to take photos of it at the ranch he though I was a little weird. "What are you going to do, take a photo of it on the back of a horse?" Well, yes I think I will!
Size: 72 x 84 inches
Fabrics: mostly Freebird by Momo as well as some solids and near solids from here and there
Pattern: from Seams to Me by Anna Maria Horner
Changes: I changed the construction of one of the blocks. She instructed the quilter to applique squares on squares. I figured out the measurements to piece it instead. Easier and saved on fabric.
This quilt is one of my favourites to date and it is in use already. My husband likes it because he fits under it.
I'm just adding two more photos. These were taken in our back yard and I find them a bit more true to the actual colour of the quilt.