Monday, November 11, 2019

Design Wall Monday - November 11, 2019

November 11th:  Veterans Day - a day to honor the soldiers who have served our country in war and peace.   I so appreciate those who have served in the military, and reflect on the vanishing number of World War II vets still alive.  As I age, I have a greater appreciation of the preciousness of life, its beauty, its fragility, and the importance of our veterans and their service to the United States of America.   

This week I put the binding on a baby quilt.  Feels good to have another quilt completed.  It is for a charity, and I won't know who will use it, but I'm sure a baby will look great on this patriotic quilt.

I made it quite a while ago, and am glad it is finished and will soon be on its way to a useful life.  Here is the quilt in whole, with a Broken Dishes pattern:

It is 34 in. x 41 in. and is made of 3 inch hsts.  Here's a closeup of the triangles:

 And a picture of the back, so you can see the wonky stars that my long arm quilter sewed into it:

 Lastly, I leave you with Sunday's baking:  Deep dish apple pie:  

It tasted great, and I tried a new kind of apple - but don't remember the name of the of the joys of being 76 years old.  We live very near an orchard, and I am enjoying the many different varieties that are grown here in Michigan.

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  1. Beautiful patriotic quilt, sure it will be loved

  2. A very fun finish. Congrats on getting one more off the UFO list.

  3. What a vibrant beauty this one is Judy! I've been trying out different kinds of apples too!

  4. great broken dishes quilt - that pie looks yummy

  5. Susan, the proprietor of our local produce stand, stocks 2 dozen varieties of apples grown at Twin Maple Orchard in Gelien, MI (inland from New Buffalo). This past Saturday she had a new variety, Arkansas Black -- a very late-season variety, very crunchy, and tart. Late-season indeed: the orchard has quick picking for the season. (I bought some Arkansas Blacks just to try them -- and also a bag of Winesaps which are my husband's favorites.) Susan's last day is December 1. Then she goes to work in the greenhouse to start propagating for the next season.....One year I hope we can make the drive to Twin Maple just to see the operation.

  6. Now that you mention it, I have not had any fresh apples this year. We have an orchard a couple miles up the road and a friends retired brother works there during picking season. He usually brings us apples As a thank you I make multiple batches of apple crisp and share with him. Darn it, now I am craving apples. :). Love your quilt, some baby is going to be very happy.

  7. Love your baby quilt Judy. You just love those broken dishes blocks don't you!

  8. What a great quilt for a day of remembrance!

  9. Mmmmmmmm... now I am hungry for apple crisp. Thanks for the linky opportunity. :)

  10. great quilt!! but apple crisp - oh yum!


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