Wednesday, August 29, 2012

A new quilt, an old friend, and a free dinner

I made  a new quilt for my Casita. It won't show much, as I needed to add a layer to warm us on cold night. This one was an experiment. It's a scrappy quilt with a cotton batting. I tried my hand at some machine quilting. My main thought in doing that, was to get some very close stitches for depth. 

 Here's a few samples of my stitching. 

 I spy a star. 
 I almost got dizzy on this red block.

I even tried some writing.

 I did some stippling in the blue here. Can you see it Margie?

Speaking of Margie, here she is . . .  

Tonight's dinner was courtesy of her and Phil . . . well partially anyway. They raise meat rabbits. When we were at their place two weeks ago, they gave us a fresh butchered one.

Our free dinner. Well we grew the potatoes, the tomatoes, and the corn, and when you go to the garden and pick it, it makes you think it's free food. 

 Now if I just had a lemon tree! Thank you Jello.

Margie look, the blacksmith put his touch mark on the back of your "Gnome on the Range". Lucky you, he never puts his mark on what he makes for me.

Good friends and good food, life is good!


Teresa said...

Love your quilt. I've just started practicing on fmq. Your work looks great. Yummy food too.

Annie said...

The quilt is beautiful. I love the bright colors. And that fried rabbit looks delicious; I haven't had rabbit in a coon's age. :)

Deanna said...

Love your new quilt. I'm a big fan of stippling. I think there is something about the freedom that makes it cool. The food. Awesome! Julie and Doug are raising rabbits if you are ever in the market for some.

Have a great weekend!

Lise said...

Beautiful quilt! And I know what you mean about a free meal, we are working hard at living off the land! Now fresh butchered rabbit, that sounds absolutely delish! The whole meal looks delish...any leftovers? I could come help you with them:)

PS I sure hope Isaac's rains are helpful to you and restore some moisture to your much parched land:)

Doreen said...

Your quilt pics are great! Such great opportunities for clever stitching! And the supper pic.....well, one word--YUM;-D

gld said...

Beautiful quilt. I don't have the patience for that kind of work.

The meal looks delicious right down to the lemon pie (my favorite). So many think our garden food is free.......if they only knew.

GerryART said...

Patti, your free-motion quilting is looking pretty darn good.


Flat Creek Farm said...

I love your Casita quilt, and the machine quilting turned out fantastic. So colorful, so happy! -Tammy