Friday, March 30, 2012

Quilts and calves..

On Sat Sue, her mother in law, and I went to Brookings to take some quilts to be documented. It was the 3rd SD Quilt Documentation Day. The SD Quilt documentation project is a statewide effort to record quilts in SD that were completed before 1970.
 The pink one is mine. The block is called a T block. The fabric in the T dates from 1880 to 1910! The quilt was probably finished between 1930 to 1950 because of the other fabric used to finish it dated in those years.

 The wedding ring quilt was at my Aunt Norma's apartment. We found it after she passed away when we were cleaning out the apartment. I am not sure but Grandma must have made it. The gal that was doing the documenting said that the fabrics dated from the 1800s to 1940, that it was in very good condition and that it was hand quilted by more than one person.

 Norma  gave me the quilt top and I finished it in the 90s so they didn't document it. I hand quilted it and it might be my favorite of the 3:)

 The next 3 belong to Sue's MIL. The one above is a postage stamp quilt. Every block even the white squares are made up of 1 inch squares (finished)  Wow as you can see it wasn't a small quilt. That's alot of 1 inch squares 1000s of squares. The picture doesn't do it justice.
This quilt was a wedding gift made by her MIL. The pattern is Monkey Wrench. 
 She had a double wedding ring quilt to. Of course she had pictures of the quilt makers and lots history. Don't ask me if I did..but in my defense when Sue sent me the article from the paper I speed read it. Then couldn't find it again til a few days after it was all over and I was going through my SD Cattleman's Aux file yeah it was in there:( Then I reread it bring pics history so on and so forth. I can email her stuff which I need to put on my list of things to do like the checkbook I am only 3 months behind on that. Only because we are in the 3rd month of the year or I would and will be further behind. Sorry I better get a grip.
 The heifer's are almost done. The cows are in the calving pasture. The first one to calf had a set of twins claimed one, so there's already a bottle calf.
 calf shelter  I know what you are thinking "that looks like a tipped over wagon" and you would be right:) they haven't needed much shelter this year. What great calving weather.

 I don't think this calf is as goofy as he looks more like an evil eye look!
Wrong side of the fence. I took pictures while Greg got him on the right side and back to mom.
more calving to come.......JMF

1 comment:

Ann @ Suburban Prairie Homemaker said...

Those quilts are absolutely amazing! Found you through Trendy Treehouse - would love to have you over for a visit!