Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Abbey's Quilt and a Table Topper

 

Well, I finally have had time to get some pictures of Abbey's quilt - two years in the making!  I am happy it is finished and how it turned out.

This is showing the quilt laid out.  It is three blocks across and 4 blocks down.  This is a close up of one of the blocks:

The pattern is supposed to look like old wooden spools of thread - 4 spools per block.  Do you see the spools? Below is a close up of the stitching on the back of the quilt:

It is kind of a floral, leafy design.  Now sometime I have to get it to her :) Until then, I am enjoying it folded up and laying on my couch. 

While I was in the sewing mood - I made a quick and easy table topper in some pretty fabric I picked up in North Platte.

This is a close up of the topper:

Looking at the picture of the table topper on the table, I notice how green my lawn still it.  The weather forecast here says a HARD freeze tonight.  I have been covering my tomatoes in my garden every night and tonight I am going to say goodbye to them.  I picked some ripe tomatoes and quite a few green ones and am going to go try to wrap them in newspaper and and see if they will keep awhile longer.  Store bought tomatoes just don't have that wonderful taste like the home grown ones. 

My guys are out picking corn this evening so I am home alone in the quiet.  Pray we have a good harvest this year and no more breakdowns (we have had two already).  Our fall has just been beautiful - the trees in town are turning beautiful autumn colors of yellow, brown and red.  When I go for my walks during my lunch break I enjoy seeing the explosion of the colors.  I pass by an oak tree and have found quite a few acorns on the ground - soon the squirrels will be gathering them all up! 

Thanks for stopping to look at my projects. I hope you enjoyed them. I did get some cards made and will post them next :o) 

Gail S.

2 comments:

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Gorgeous quilt! i do see the spools! Love your quilting.

I also like your table topper. With the weather getting cooler it makes me want to pull out my fabrics and make something. Been a long time!

Vicki C said...

Oh.. those are so cool! envious! I wish I was a quilter. The are so beautiful!