Monday, September 12, 2011

Keeping my Word.....


OK-- I've always wanted to take a picture like this.... I've seen them on quilt book covers.  No photoshopping, no filters.... But they are my quilts... Two of them are quilted and another on the frame.
The bindings are made for three quilts.. that's the most 'un-fun' part...
I had a helper outside as well.

It's the same deer I've protected my flowers from all summer.  She looked interested in quilt pictures-- and hungry.  I went into the garden and pulled out a handful of tomatoes... We have more than enough.  She changing into her winter coat as most things are in the U.P.  The high for the next few days is only in the 50's.  It will warm up again some... but those days are getting fewer....... 

10 comments:

Diane said...

The binding is my least favorite part of making a quilt.

We, my husband and I keep wondering if we could get through the winters in the Calumet area. We like it so much there....although the wind a few weeks ago made me wonder....the cashier at the grocery store said the first winter she was in Calumet she wondered what she had been thinking when she moved there. Spending the month of August gave us a chance to see rain, very windy conditions in addition to the beautiful cooler days than we would have had here in AL. We saw a lot of deer!

Libby said...

It was nice of you to share *s*

Muddling Through said...

What a great post, Melanie, and beautiful pictures! I like binding. But I do it with my machine. To me, that's the final run-down to the finish - always a good thing!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Great photos. It looks as if there is plenty of grass for the deer. I did not know the ate tomatoes. Is that the only one asking for handouts?

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

I do not care to tack down bindings! Sometimes I think I'm stitching down a California king-sized quilt.

But a finished quilt is really great, so I suffer on!

Sue said...

I love your photo Melanie! It's a classic!
I guess I'm weird but I actually love the binding part :/ It's therapeutic for me.

How sweet to go and feed the deer some tomatoes. I have gotten a little attached to the deer feeding in our yard this summer too. And when Gordon said he is anxious to start deer season next week, I had to cringe a little bit :(

Quilts And Pieces said...

Forgot to tell you that when I took Emily back to school a few weekends ago I took a few mile side trip into the UP for a pasty! Mmmm!!!!

Karen said...

Funny, binding is one of my favourite parts! Nice of you to share your tomatoes with the deer, the squirrels have been eating mine. :( Only 54 degrees here this morning, but the sun is shining.

Carrie P. said...

Great photo of the stack of quilts.
I actually like doing the binding. Borders and backing are not my favorite.

deb said...

oh shes beautiful...lucky you!!!!LOVE the pics!!!!