Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Blue Ribbon Quilts - Iowa State Fair 2010 » Iowa State Fair » Iowa Public Television

These are just some of the wonderful quilts that my friend, Gwen Cox, from Birmingham, Alabama, and I saw at the fair last week. (Gwen took all the pictures, since I forgot my camera)

School is starting!! Melissa Spencer is going off to college and we got her T-shirt comforter done just in time! Lonnie even helped with this one! He's actually a good helper, when I can get him to stay home long enough!

This was Lonnie's idea to put the name on the quilt and to tie it up like this. The ties are leftovers from the t-shirts and I told Melissa she had to recycle them, since I like to recycle everything I can!

These are pictures of a fall throw that I started about 2 years ago. They are pieces that I got from my friend, Gwen Cox. Glad to "get er done"!

We are having much better weather now here in Southwest Iowa! Yeah!!! I finished up with my marathon retreats (5 weekends in a row!) and now have a little time to catch my breath! Today I finished up a fall throw that I'll be anxious to use this fall. Yesterday I finished a little wall hanging / table topper. It is part of a quilt top that I picked up at an estate sale and I have 3 more that I will try to sell at a craft show or guild meeting.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Farmer's Daughter Quilt

Another HOT day in Iowa--the heat index is supposed to be up around 110! Stay inside where it's cool! Here's another quilt I made with mostly vintage scraps and lots of polka dot! This is the Farmer's Daughter pattern that I decided to make after choosing the name of my business. It has 7 feedsacks on the back. That's our grandson, Kooper Dane laying on the quilt. He loves quilts too! I have free patterns for this quilt, if anyone is interested.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Is it hot enough for all of you? At least it's tomato season!! That's a good thing! These tomatoes are actually from last years garden. I try to serve home-grown veggies and meats here at the Farmer's Dotter and hope to have some extra produce to send home with you! We made lots of salsa last year from these tomatoes.

I hope to make this my next pattern for sale. Is anyone interested in it? I picked these blocks up at a garage sale a few years ago and finished them into a full-sized quilt. I have seen it called Little Lacy in a Sun-Bonnet Sue book. I am working on making it in a smaller pattern for a baby quilt, and I'm planning on calling it Little Lindsay, after my dotter (love to spell it that way, even though I know it's not right!) Let me know if you're interested in a pattern.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

This was a T-shirt quilt that Jacque Johnson, the owner of the Adel Quilt Shop, made while she was here.

I had another great weekend with the quilters from Adel! Just a few pictures to show ya what they were doing.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Itty Bitty quilt pattern and kit

This is the pattern that I have for sale to make the "Itty Bitty" baby quilt. It takes 50 different scraps. I had one lady tell me it took her all day to cut the 50 strips, so buying a kit would save you lots of time! I have a vintage kit (this picture is made out of the vintage, boy kit) and a new fabric kit for both the boy and girl patterns. The pattern alone is $8.50, the kit alone is $25.50 (for just the print fabrics, you supply the background fabric and backing) or if you want both the pattern and kit, it would be $32.50 plus taxes and shipping. If you are interested, email me at farmersdotter@frontiernet.net and I will send you more pictures.

The top picture is the brand-new baby girl quilt with the kit laying on top of it. All in a circle and ready to assemble for that special child!

This is my 1st grandchild's baby quilt and my 1st official published pattern! I hope you enjoy it as much as I've enjoyed making it and Kooper has enjoyed loving it!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

I love fresh flowers and try to have 2 or 3 arrangements made from my garden (or the ditches!) for every weekend getaway!
These ladies came from the Council Bluffs area and were fully pampered at the Farmer's Dotter Quilt Retreat/Girlfriends Getaway.

Check out Jean's page (just below this) for lots more pictures and the story of their weekend. She really did a nice job! Thanks again Jean!

Jean's Page: Retreat fun in Bedford IA

Jean's Page: Retreat fun in Bedford IA: "I had so much fun at our retreat at the Farmers Dotter Quilt Retreat in Bedford, IA over the weekend I'm not sure where to begin. Here we a..."
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