Wednesday, February 17, 2010

My Country Calendar


When I think of country, I think of homespun, so that is what I went with to finish my Country Calendar quilt.  As a child, I lived in the country, on a large wooded lot, with a creek running along one side, a pond on the other and Mayapples covering the ground. We tapped maple trees and played in the woods for hours.  Nature was our toy box.  Today I'm a city girl who longs for the country again.  For the trip down memory lane, I thank you Ellen.

Green acres is the place to be
Farm living is the life for me
Land spreading out,
so far and wide
Keep Manhattan,
just give me that countryside.

Until next time.....happy quilting!

Karen

15 comments:

Terry said...

Your quilt is just beautiful Karen! The homespun is perfect with your stitched blocks! :0)

Vivian said...

Excellent choice for framing those sweet blocks. I also grew up in the country and miss it dearly. It never leaves our hearts.

Cathi said...

It's lovely! I think the homespun was the perfect choice for those blocks! I've always been a city girl but now long for some space!

Yvette said...

It doesn't get any better than that!. Looks great.

Jackie said...

Such a great quilt and love the Green Acres diddy. Now I will be singing it all night!

loulee said...

That looks great, I really should get mine put together.

Carrie P. said...

Your quilt is so great.
We have Mayapples in our woods and think they are the neatest little plants. Wish they were around longer.

DianeH said...

Your quilt looks wonderful and I'm sure it will take you back to the county when your snuggle in it.

Robin said...

It looks great! I love the homespuns and the setting you created. That's going to be fun year-round.

Quilt Hollow said...

Lovely...looks fantastic. I love homespuns!!

Funoldhag said...

Sweet little wallhanging. Love your description of your "toybox". Ours was the riverbank - looking for pretty rocks and indian beads and turning over rocks to find leaches. Lovely hours spent there. Carol

Deb said...

Those homespun fabrics are just the most perfect choice for finishing your stitcheries. I just love it!! And I love homespuns!!

*karendianne. said...

Karen, this is so perfect. I love how you set these with the homespun. Gosh your talent just delights me. Big happy smiles coming your way from *karendianne. :)

Quilter Kathy said...

This is a really beautiful quilt...great job! Love how you set the blocks with homespun.

Beth Karese said...

The homespuns are perfect for the quilt. Very nice, Karen! I grew up in the suburbs, but my heart longs to live in the country. I get out in those open spaces and feel like I'm home. Your childhood home sounds wonderful.