I just got back from my family’s annual trip to my grandmother’s house in St. Louis. Always a good time. As my future brother-in-law observed, we’re “half family, half fraternity.” Witness exhibit 1: The Beer Wall.
This would be the work of my husband, brother, father, and brother-in-law… in about 4 hours. And more beers were added post-picture. Admittedly, I was drinking Bacardi Daiquiri rather than beer, but you get the idea. In between boozing and lounging in the pool, I did get quite a lot of hand stitching done, all on the quilt that I’ll be submitting to the Modern Quilt Guild Challenge. But I’m not quite ready to unveil it yet so you’ll have to be patient…
Meanwhile, yesterday was a bit of a reality check. I’m holding a trunk show at Local Collection on August 27th which requires lots and lots of baby quilts! I’m also going to Lebanon next week… so I have a lot to do in a rather limited amount of time. Witness exhibit 2: my Little Log Cabin Baby Quilt.
This took a bit longer than the beer wall (it was more of a full-day endeavor), but I managed to finish the binding before going to bed. That’s the beauty of baby quilts. And you’ve got to love that quintessential log cabin design– it never fails.
I’m also pleased with the circular quilting stitches.
And is it possible that this little quilt is even brighter than usual?! Perhaps it’s just the dewy mid-morning sunshine playing tricks on me, but it certainly is a cheerful.