Remember Nancy Sinatra?
This quilt top makes me think of that song every time I see it.
I would guess it is from about 1970 or so.
This one is not mine but I will be hand quilting it when I finish up with the others I have started. It belongs to Victoria Findlay Wolfe. Fortunately she is not in a rush for it. Check out her website, she is an amazing quilter, with her travel and teaching schedule I don’t know how she finds the time to make such cool quilts.
It might be hard to tell in the photos but the background and sashing is a very pale blue and the cornerstones are white.
The boots all have some lace added
I imagine that the design inspiration was actually Victorian boots/shoes.
I am not ready to start anything new but I had to share this because I think it is really fun.
There is a very similar quilt in the book Unconventional & Unexpected American Quilts Below the Radar 1950-2000 by Roderick Kiracofe
Not a lot new in the studio. I got the desktop hooked up.
I need to hide all those cords! I have a large screen so I can see it without glasses. I wear bifocals and they work for quilting, and distance, but not the computer…..I’m not ready to try trifocals :)
Most of the desk is filled.
I spent more time in the garden, or more correctly what will be the garden. There is still so much prep work to do before any planting can happen in the side yard.
The big patches or bare earth are there because I have been moving the soil from the high spots into the low spots. It was so very uneven it was even hard to walk. There is still a lot to go and I will have to add some additional soil to fill in all the holes. Eventually there will be planting around the perimeter which will hide the chain link fence. I have finally got most of the tree stumps dug out and cleared away.
That semi-circle around the bird feeders in the front is rocks. I have never had any luck growing anything under bird feeders so I used more of the rocks from all over the yard to made an edging and will just keep that area for the birds.
Mostly sparrows so far.
But there was a wren thinking about it.
There really are a lot of different kinds of birds in the neighborhood …they just haven’t found the feeders yet.
Teddy is ready to take a nap….being outside tires him out.
I have a ton of boxes to unpack so back to it.