Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Patchwork Quilt in Progress

The scrappy quilt made with 5-inch squares is coming along pretty good. It's looking much than I thought it would. I am so tired of cutting and sewing squares at this point! Of course at my house if anything is put on the floor for a few minutes, some furry rear-end will be on top of it pretty quick. This is Trixie.....

Here is part of the quilt without a dog on it.

I got a new quilt book in the mail yesterday. It is called "Prairie Quilts" by Johanna Wilson. It is projects inspired by Laura Ingalls Wilder. This book has 27 projects (wall hangings, table runners and bed quilts). The pictures are nice and the instructions seem to be clearly written.

I've been a huge Laura fan since I first read some of her books when I was about 7 years old. I've read the series numerous times and have other books about her and by her. In a few weeks I'm going to go to Mansfield, Missouri to visit her home and museum. The only odd thing about sewing quilts inspired by her books is that Laura didn't like to sew. It is mentioned in her books that while Mary enjoyed learning to sew Laura was more interested in what was going on outside.

1 comment:

Kim said...

Ah, Trixie is beautiful! (and the quilt is really nice too. ;> )

~Connie's Daughter