Monthly Archives: July 2013

Wall Hanging Done!

It did take me a little longer than I had hoped, but midway while machine quilting; I wondered if I should start over!  So I stopped and left it alone for a couple of months.  When I took it out to reevaluate, I decided to dive in and finish it. I’m so glad I did.

 

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This quilt was quite the project.  My goal was to somehow bring an African influence into the quilt.  Since it was made for my daughter Hannah, who had lived in Burkina Faso for two years, I wanted it to remind her of that time in her life.  Seeing first hand, where she lived and ministered, has helped me to visualize this quilt into being.

 

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Life in Burkina is hard, and never perfectly in line, so the imperfect log cabin squares and quilting lines are so appropriate.  (Thank goodness, because machine quilting straight lines are harder than you think!)

 

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Hannah actually hasn’t seen the finished quilt. So here it is Hannah! Made with love for my beautiful daughter.

 

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We are just finishing up Rapeseed harvest here on the farm. Here are a few pics of the guys doing the work.

Mark (Boss Man)

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Jesse (Combine Operator)

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Wheat harvest is next and I should update you on my garden too!

 

 

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