Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Rattle Can Hedgehog

This is what I've been up to since the last posting ...

We went out to a local county fair.  We hadn't been to this one before and I wanted to go because they had a demolition derby going on one night. (There, I let my red-neck side show just a bit.)  Since I hadn't been to this fair before I didn't know what to expect.  It was on the small side, but had a terrific raptor show with over a dozen birds on display and live falcon demonstrations.  I had seen Kitty Tolson Carroll before and she puts on a very interesting show.

Another surprise I had at the show was a quilt display.  I guess I should have expected this since there were other normal displays from local county fairs such as flowers, fruits and vegetables and livestock.  This quilt caught my eye.  It had beautiful workmanship and was just adorable.

I'm making progress on hand quilting the charity quilt and machine piecing the GFG.  I'm finally done quilting all the blocks and am now working on the borders.

I've put together the flowers in half rows.  Now it't time to put together four sections then chunk the four sections together into the top.  But first I have to press all the half rows.  Since it's 90 degrees out today, that will have to wait a while.  It's still going along, and I'm still not in love with it.

As for the title of this post, this is what happens when you're have having a conversation in a car buffeted with wind noise.  We were driving and DH noticed a car with a rather poorly done paint and remarked that it must be a rattle can paint job.  DD replied from the back seat "Rattle Can Hedgehog?"  We think it would make a great band name.

1 comment:

  1. Mair, I would enjoy that county fair experience, too :) Glad you had a good time. I love the design you are quilting. Swirls and curves are always so pleasing to my eye. What size are your hexies? Once you quilt it, you will see it in a whole new light :)