Saturday, July 24, 2010
Clarke County Fair Part 4
Many quilts are made for grandchildren.
Funny Farm Quilt- was made for Levi born March 13, 2010 by his grandma, Sandy. This is the perfect quilt for a farm boy and is politically correct by not favoring one brand of tractor over the other.
The tractor blocks are alternated with funny animals and blue and orange chicken wire fabric. The yellow fencing border adds to the quilt and coordinating fabric was used for the backing. This quilt was machine quilted by Sharon W.
Sisters -Joan’s sister, Carol lives in California. They keep in touch by computer using SKYPE that allows video chatting. The sisters like to talk and show their quilting projects in progress. Carol sent Joan an Oriental fabric panel and a pattern called “Window on the East” and challenged her to make this for the 2010 Iowa State Fair. Joan looked in several quilt stores to find the perfect coordinating fabrics. The miter seams for the windows gives depth to the quilt. Betty M. machine quilted cranes into the extra spaces to accent the cranes in the panel. The two Japanese girls could be sisters. Joan thinks of her sister every time she looks at her quilt.