Sunday, April 20, 2008

A Pieceful Day

For several years now I've demonstrated quilting at a local antebellum plantation one or two days a month during the warmer months (spring/summer/fall). Today was my first day for this season. The weather was perfect and it was not very busy so I was able to spend some nice quiet time just quilting. I was able to get a lot of handquilting done on the Little Bow Ties. It looks a bit wonky in the picture but it's just the angle I was shooting, it really is straight! I thought this old, worn chair made a good backdrop.


And just for more pictures, here is a four patch quilt I made several years ago at the plantation. I liked the way it looked on the chair. The next picture is on the curved steps of the main house.



And finally, here is a shot of my Circles top on the grass. I want to add a couple of borders but I don't know what yet. Perhaps a solid border first then some other pieced blocks. Any suggestions?


And yes, I do dress in antebellum costume (working dress, no hoops!) but I have a great time sitting on the porch, talking to people, and doing my handwork all at the same time!

7 comments:

Sandra said...

I love the photos on the steps and on the chair - lovely quilts too! I love the little bow tie one (I have one myself - a fave pattern!).

Amanda said...

I love reading blogs from other parts of the world, you get to learn so much. Now - antebellum, that's before the war if my Latin serves me correctly, but what does it mean exactly? Do you have any pictures of yourself in your antebellum dress? I would love to see.

Kathie said...

I like the idea of a solid border then how about taking 1/2 the circle block and using that as the border around the solid border, you would have to work out the math but I think it would be a great next round.

Zegi said...

That sounds like such FUN! What a great way to pass on quilting and history.

Kathy Wagner said...

Lovely quilts! What a fun activity to spend time doing - we look forward to seeing a photo of you on duty!

Nancy said...

Where do you go to do the demonstrations? Is it always on Sundays? Sounds like fun! Your quilts look great with those scenes as backdrops.

Gretchen said...

Beautiful quilts. I love the 4-patch on the steps. I can't imagine wearing long antebellum dresses in the summer here even working dresses. Hopefully they don't make you cook in the kitchen as well as quilt.

PS thanks for visiting my blog. I'll be visiting to see the result of your circle quilt love it!