Welcome to any reading my blog today who have ventured over here after reading my guest blogger post on Quilting Gallery. Thanks again to Michele for allowing me to be one of your guests!
Bears in the Farmhouse is the quilt we will do for our first Quilt Along project. It finishes at 71-1/2″ x 86-1/2″. This is the bear’s paw block from Electric Quilt and the pieced border is simply half square triangles. Nothing you can’t do on your own but it will be fun to do as a group. If you’re wanting to Quilt Along with us and haven’t already done so, please send me an email.
And, about that name . . Bears in the Farmhouse. When I had the blocks up on the design wall, Chad was home. I was thinking to myself that he seems to like scrappy quilts and maybe he would want this one. I really do like it when he or Vince love a quilt and “claim it”. It used to be a big joke that whoever saw it first would claim it and then Vince and Chad were constantly joking about who claimed which quilt. Anyway, here’s our conversation when I was hoping he’d claim this one.
Me: Hey, Chad . . do you like this quilt?
Chad: That’s nice.
Me: Do you want it?
Chad: It looks too . . hmmmm, farmhousey!
Me: Farmhousey?? What the heck does that mean?
Chad: Duh! Like something you’d find in a farm house.
I can see why he says that and I can see how it would be a great tablecloth on a country kitchen table (which I don’t have!). If you click on the picture, you’ll see this is where I used the stripes and checks. And, you can see that it’s already quilted! I was going to bind it with the check but I have just enough of the check leftover to make another quilt so that’s what I’m going to do. When I do get my farm house (I’m not holding my breath), I want two twin beds in the guest room and I want Vince to build the beds and use old wooden gates for the headboards. Wouldn’t these two quilts be cute in there? OK . . all I need is a farm house and two old gates. Want to bed it will be much easier to get the two old gates than it is to get the farm house?
On Friday I will send everyone an email who has signed up for this project.