We have had some crazy weather here this week and it started Monday night with a fabulous wind/thunderstorm that knocked out our power and phone for 16 hours and we lost one tree. The light show that went along it this storm was non-stop at 4am and it was raining sideways! Then it cleared up Tuesday and was hot and humid so we spent the day swimming...it was nice to have the kids off the TV, computer, etc the whole day! Then came more rain for the next two days. We have had so much rain that our lake has risen about 5 inches!! I know that based on how high the water level is on our steps at the dock.
The bottom step here is usually about 2"out of the water, now it is 2" under water!
And the water is now touching the bottom of the dock. Our little fishing boat is sitting so high too, usually the top edge of the boat is just above the dock.
So with all this rain I had time to quilt! I finished the quilt I started at our last guild retreat, I used the Yellow Brick Road pattern and a fat quarter collection called Holly Taylor Classics. I am making two twin size quilts the same and giving them to my Mom for her guest room where my boys sleep when we visit. She wanted to make that room more masculine. Well my Mom is visiting me right now and I wanted to surprise her and I had one finished so when she walked in our guest room she would see it on the bed. Funny thing was she didn't recognise it as her quilt at first and starting going on and on about how fabulous it was. Then she realized it was the quilt for her and she got quite emotional. She then confessed when I sent her the picture of the quilt top pieced her first reaction was that it was too busy and she didn't like it but wasn't going to say anything to me. She was preparing herself to not show her true feelings about it. So when she saw it quilted she genuinely loved it and it really caught her by surprise. We had a good laugh about that and the lesson learnt was don't judge a quilt until it is done! :)
I have had clients drop off quilt tops and say that they are not happy with the quilt top they made but want it finished and then when they see it quilted they just love it. So I told my Mom she is not the first one to react this way.
I quilted it using my free hand Topo design and free hand leaves in the border.
Wool batting and So Fine thread.
My Mom just said the pictures don't do the quilt justice, the colors are much more vibrant in person.