My Dad uses this quilt every day - which just makes my heart smile. Each block at the top and the bottom has special meaning - especially the 2nd from the right on the bottom (this goat block also showed up in my parent's 50th wedding anniversay quilt too which I made 4 years later). My Dad has raised goats for probably almost 30 years. I hesitate to call them "pets" - they are more like friends :).
Here's the back art, a single bow tie.
And here's where the goats live - in the barn my Dad built for them.
My Dad names all his goats - and I'm not sure who this is - but she was very friendly.
Here are a few pictures of the quilt show. I am still recovering - it's a lot of work both in getting your quilts ready for the show and in putting the show on.
This is the second year we've met in this venue, it's really wonderful - so bright with plenty of room to enjoy the quilts.
I wanted to take this quilt home with me - it was made by one of the vendors and was hanging in her booth. She gave me permission to photograph it.
These fabrics remind me so much of Robyn Pandolph's Secret Garden. It's such a sweet quilt and the quilting is wonderful. I'm not sure I could ever replicate this on my domestic machine, but I'm going to keep trying and maybe someday my quilting will look like this.
Thanks for all the sweet comments on my ribbons and quilts. That is certainly not the reason I quilt - but winning a ribbon is such a fun thing (especially when it's blue)!!!
Have a great weekend.