Our Life In Pictures – March 3 – 9, 2017
Good Times in the Kitchen (& Planet Earth II)

Celebrating The Simple Life – Quilt Style

Today, I'm welcoming "Happy Homemaker" to our snuggly quilt family!

This one was truly a labor of love, and I'm so happy with how she turned out! This was a free tutorial for a Kansas Dug Out quilt from Rita over at Red Pepper Quilts, and I couldn't be more grateful ;)!

This quilt composed of 480 different colored fabrics, and more than 20 tone-on-tone white fabrics, and 480 Y-Seams (yikes)! The fabrics range almost my entire quilting life, scraps from some of my first quilts, all the way up to and including fabric I had when I started cutting! It is backed with Lori Holt's Days of the Week white and yellow print from Calico Days, which fits this quilt perfectly.

It includes bits and pieces of fabrics covering cooking, gardening, preparing celebrations for all of the holidays, cleaning, laundry, storybook prints . . . and lots of flowers and hearts, too ;).

(I used that little kitten print in my first machine pieced quilt, so it's around 15 years old ;).

What can I say? I really do love staying home (I'm a homebody), and being here for our family. If you've been around here long, you know that cooking and sewing are two of my favorite things, but I even sort of like cleaning and laundry – well, I mean – in like the exercise way! I'm not very excited about doing it, but it feels so good after I'm done ;)! It's fun decorating and planning fun family stuff for the holidays and even just every day ;), and gardening – well, I'm not blessed with a green thumb, but we have a blast with our herb, flower and small veggie gardens each year!

So, here it is – a quilty Celebration of Life,

The Simple Life.

Welcome to our quilty family "Happy Homemaker"! I think you're going to fit in quite nicely around here!




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Ronda Stockton

I love your "Happy Homemaker" quilt and I love the use of your 30's styled fabric. It is very, very cute!
thanks for sharing your ray of "sunshine"

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