I had a free weekend at last. Nothing to do but quilt! Just the way I like it. I've had a request for a couple sample quilts of Reap the Whirlwind and Winds of War for the May meeting of the Florrisant, MO, Flower Valley Quilt Guild. I'm doing a 3 day presentation and workshops there in July. The original quilts are large and I can't send them as I need them for other presentations in the mean time. I spent the weekend piecing the tops in crib size for an timely finish and because they will be easier to ship and store. I got Reap the Whirlwind done and am about a third of the way finished quilting it.
Here's the top, in 30's fabric to show the versatility of the pattern...
The backing fabric...
I love this photo of Bertha Staffinger Coburn with her husband, Glenn, taken in front of their Peoria, Iillinois home in the early 1900's. She wrote on the back," Notice Glenn has on his derby (hat). He wore that on our wedding day too." Doesn't he look dapper?
I'm off to get some quilting done before bedtime. I hope you've had time to quilt today. Keep stitching!
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