Thank you ALL for the beautiful comments you shared about "Red, White, and Blue" along with your favorite ways to spend the 4th of July!
I will be sharing my 4th of July celebration with everyone in just a moment........
I want to thank Travis of
for offering the wonderful fat quarter bundle giveaway in my last post.
Since ole' Uncle Kevin here is technologically illiterate,
I did the drawing the old fashioned way!
I placed all of the names in a plastic container......
And drew a name at random.........
The lucky winner is........
Randy of Barrister's Block!
Travis and I congratulate you Randy, and hope you enjoy your new fat quarter bundle!
(I have sent you an e-mail so your fabric can be on it's way to you!)
Thanks again to EVERYONE for playing!
Now, how about a photographic view of my most recent activities?
I typically spend the 4th of July with my family.
My sister hosts a nice summer dinner, and then my niece and nephew,
along with their father and his brother shoot off fireworks for all to see.
This year's show was a stunner as usual. However, getting good shots of
fireworks didn't pan out as I had planned.
While visiting the family, we were reminiscing about my Meemaw who taught me how
to sew, and quilt. You all KNOW how influential she was to me and my
eventual love of quilting. Her favorite quilt to sew was "Trip Around the World."
She had a particular quilt that she used daily, and spread across the back of her
couch, that I thought had been lost long ago........
Lo and behold, my sister has it!
This is a very humble quilt made of double knit polyester!
It will last FOREVER!
I am just happy to know that it has remained in the family
and will continue to do so!
After viewing the fireworks, I brought my niece and nephew
home with me to stay for a few days.
They know I will do whatever they want to do and
take them wherever they want to go.
Uncles are allowed to spoil their nieces and nephews a little!
The kiddos wanted to play miniature golf.
Something I am admittedly not very good at!
So usually, the game consists of the kids laughing at me!
They also wanted to go to the St. Louis Zoo.
I have to admit, I love going to the zoo as St. Louis has
one of the best zoos in the country!
We decided to have a look alike contest with the great apes!
Clearly, I look nothing like these wonderful mammals!
I think Holly needs sunglasses on her head to
see the true resemblance to Hannah?
Hmmm.......Curtis is looking a lot like this gorilla!
The winner of the look a like contest this day was my friend Mike!
Don't you agree???? LOLOL
And, before you think the zoo and quilts have nothing in common......
Here is Curtis in the Insecterium with
the bug quilt!
I had a wonderful visit with the kiddos, and all too soon it was over.
Back home they went, and I went back to quilting........
I received this from the Missouri Star Quilt Company
unexpectedly, and thought someone was trying to surprise me?
It contained these goodies!
I called MSQC to see if I could find out if I had
ordered something inadvertently or if someone had
surprised me? They said that several of these were
sent out as a thank you to random customers.
THANK YOU! MSQC!!!!
I am still thinning out those strings and crumbs with a few new projects!
These new projects will be shared soon, I promise......and have made for
very easy sewing while I am flying!
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my Accuquilt Studio!
Perhaps you all remember the smaller group I am a part of
called Perky Piecers, and the Friendship Triangle Exchange we
participated in all of last year? Each month we made half square triangles
in a different color to represent that month's birthstone color.
Well, all of the triangles have been sorted thanks to the help of my
friend Kim, and will be going to their new homes this week!
I can't WAIT to see what the members create with their
half square triangles!
And, I am very happy to say that the chickens are
FINALLY earning their keep!
The first egg is always so exciting to find!
When first laying, the eggs are not the prettiest, but, this egg
proves the gal that laid it will eventually be providing
At a little over 4 months, I am VERY surprised to already start
receiving an egg here and there. However, it is not unheard of.
I think the ladies are very happy with their new home and are
showing their appreciation!
And for those of you who made comments about what type
of barn quilt I should make for the chicken barn.......
I think I have made my decision.......
"Hen & Chicks" is beyond appropriate and doable!
These are some photos I found on google images that
helped solidify my decision!
Thanks to all of you who stop by for a visit!
Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Keep on quilting!
Kevin the Quilter