Monday, November 3, 2008

The last few Indian Summer Days of October.

We wrapped up last week with a four wheeler/motorcycle ride with my 10 year old son. He had been to a motorcyle track with some friends a few days earlier and since there was no school for him that day he wanted to show me "the track". I, on my 4-wheeler, and he, on his Honda 70, rode down the side roads a couple miles before we arrived. I had no idea where it was so getting there was new to me.

I sat and watched while he "caught air" on the jumps!! It was a beautiful day and fun to see him have such a great time.

He likes to do "wheelies", too.

This was most likely the last time, this year, we were able to go for dirt bike ride. The cold, wet weather is on it's way!

Now, for the Quilting!...Last week I finished quilting an "Iris" quilt pieced by a super lady, named Joyce, that lives in Nevada City, California. The flower petals of the iris were pieced using drunkards path blocks in various hues of pinks and purples. She used some beautiful batik fabrics.

The back ground was pieced with creams and whites. I quilted "Iris" at the top of the quilt and tight stippled around it.

The two upper right and left corners I added ribbon motifs in the background.

The two lower portions of the background I added a matching ribbon motif with an Iris placed in the center. Most of the background was tight stippled. The blossom of the iris was "McTavished". You can't see the border as it is too dark. I quilted a simple iris blossom repeated along the borders.

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