We're so pleased to report that Spring has arrived in Kerrville. Finally! It's sunny and headed toward 80 degrees today. All of us, including the cats, are feeling much better.
The recent cold spell did provide a welcome opportunity to catch up on some craft work. It's been awhile since we mentioned any quilt store visits. But, we've made some. And, I'm pleased to report all of the fabric we have has been set in blocks for our someday fulltiming quilt. From top left in the photo above are South Dakota, Iowa, New York, Wisconsin, Oklahoma and Michigan.
I'm making two blocks for every state. And, someday, they'll all come together something like this. With 26 states "blocked", we're about halfway to having all the fabrics that will go into to this very scrappy quilt. It'll be awhile before this creation is complete!
I have managed to start and finish one project during our stay here in Kerrville. While visiting Bandera with Paul's sister and brother-in-law, I was inspired to pick up a pattern for this "Tattered Texas Flag" quilt. Later I picked up the fabrics at Creations, one of my favorite quilt shops anywhere...right here in Kerrville. This is my first-ever rag quilt, which was quite a learning experience. After sewing everything together and making a million clips along the seams, here's the quilt ready for the essential last step: a wash and dry.
We're embracing our "inner Texan" and placed this new creation prominently in our rolling home. It's colorful and cozy. Most importantly, it's done!