Monday, August 12, 2013

Making Corn Hole Boards and Shenahdoah Valley Quilt Guild Challenge.

Rebecca and Grandaddy made a set of corn hole boards together for Abe's (Rebecca's boyfriend) birthday present. 
When it came to putting the decals on it was a three person job.

 The Shenandoah Quilt Guild has challenged its members to make a small Russian quilt.  My mind went to the stacking Russian dolls.

This is the design I will try to make.

I am to use this Russian fabric some where in the quilt.   

 A new sewing project in progress.

Chain stitching the triangles and ice-cream cone shapes together.

 The triangle unit.
I am deciding what border to use.  I sewed on this border and it looked to busy.  So I got out my seam ripper and put it to work taking off all four borders.

 I did leave the gray border on.  I like this much better. The binding will be blue instead of green.

 Went to the Dayton Farmers Market to eat with my friend Donna, her daughter Betsy, Mother and Autumn.  We had a delightful time together.  It was so good to be with you again Donna and to meet Betsy.

 Mother and Melissa came and worked corn with me one day.  It was fun to hear mother tell stories of when she was a young girl.

Mother sharpened my knives while she was here.
Mother also came another day and helped me with corn and one day to work peaches.  At 88 she was just pretty zippy .


  1. I had a wonderful time visiting with you all! And, wow, I love that Russian quilt idea! The fabric is beautiful!

  2. looks like a good summer :) can't wait til we're home and i can join in on the work/fun!!!

  3. I love seeing all your new quilting projects. I really do wonder what the inside of your brain looks like. It is definately always in motion. I'm seeing hexagons.
    That mother of ours sure makes me proud. I love her zippy spirit.
    .....and lunch with Donna. I'm so glad you could do that and I'll just keep looking forward to lunch with Donna at another time.

  4. I'm constantly amazed at how much you can get done. Can't wait to see the stacking dolls quilt. Glad y'all could visit with Donna and Betsy. I hope you are writing down Mother's stories!!

  5. Your Russian doll quilt is going to be lovely. I have a set of them and my grandchildren love them. I call them Babushka dolls. not sure if that is the right word. I love the photos and stories you write of your Mother. she seems like a very lovely lady. Reminds me of my Grandmother who died some years ago at 98.She also was a woman of faith.

  6. Do you ever sleep? I always love visiting and seeing all your projects. Your quilts are amazing and so is your mother! It's so wonderful that she's active and busy even in her senior years. My Mom will soon be 92 and has pretty much given up and it's so sad to see her that way. She doesn't know Jesus and doesn't want to hear about it which makes me even more sad. He makes such a difference in a person's life!

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