I've been working on this quilt as time allowed since early September. It certainly is vibrant! I love that about this quilt.
I machine quilted and then did a scrappy binding. Washed and dried it to get the gently worn softness that usually comes over time. In my opinion a quilt is just not done until it has been washed and dried!This is an Eleanor Burns design from her book Quilts Through The Seasons. The fabric is her autumn color selection by Benartex. I bought the book (she signed it for me) and fabric at her shop, Quilt in a Day, in San Marcos, CA way back in January of 2008.
Yes, there is a dog in the shop. She works there.
Classroom ~ HUGE space.
I have the fabric pictured below. It's for the Summer Front Porch Quilt. Love the fresh crisp look of this color way.
Meanwhile, everyday life continues. While Tom is still home struggling with his health concerns, life has settled down to a more normal feel. Tom does see improvement as time passes. Has his ups and downs. He hasn't been able to return to work as he thought he might.
Life is quiet, yet busy for me with Tom home. Believe me, I try to keep him busy, too. He tags along for some walks and I enjoy his company. Walking is part of his recovery plan, so we walk a lot. I have kept up with my walking goal, meeting and surpassing the 10,000 steps...on some days. There are days when two miles is a challenge. I walk anyway!
I finished stacking the firewood, the leaf mulching is done, the lawn and gardens are put to bed for the winter. I am ready for the holiday season to come, but before we get to that I'll have another quilt finish to share with you. Soon. Just need to stitch the binding down, wash, dry and quilty goodness is all mine. Yup, I am keeping this one for my very own and I can't wait to show you!
Hope life is treating you well.