Friday, February 13, 2009

"My Home or Yours"

I've been working on my stitchery blocks from the pattern "My Home or Yours" by Lynette Anderson Designs. Here is the Tropical Home. Although we have lots of palm trees in southern Nevada, the weather is anything but tropical!


I also finished the Barn block. I've been wanting to make a farmhouse or barn quilt for a long time...this little block will have to do for now. My grandmother and her two surviving sisters have an 80-acre farm in Eastern Iowa that has been designated a "Century Farm," meaning it has been in the same family for over 100 years. About 12 years ago I was able to take a trip back and see this farm that my 3rd great-grandmother left to her grandchildren...it was just neat to stand on the ground that my ancestors made a life on.


Hope you get to sew today!

25 comments:

Purple and Paisley said...

your stitcheries are so wonderful...and i love the borders you chose! perfect! ☺

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I love your blocks but adore the story!

maria said...

The blocks are lovely and what a great story about the Century farm.

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

Oh I LOVE this pattern! Have coveted it for a very long time :o) Maybe someday!

rachel griffith said...

very cute!!!
:D

Carol said...

I just LOVE your blocks! This is going to be awesome.

Stina said...

Must have missed this quilt totally.. I haven´t seen it before... :o)
And I love it... will be fun to see what the next houses are...:o)

alda said...

this is great!!love it!

Yvette said...

I have never seen this before either. Very cute!

Joy said...

Those blocks look fantastic, all those 1/2 square triangles frame the stitcheries perfectly!! They were definitely worth the time and effort!!
How wonderful that your family have lived on that farm for so long.
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Kritta22 said...

Oh my gosh!! I love it even more!! You are so talented!!

Carrie P. said...

So that's what those blocks were for. Very cute.

potsandpins said...

So many great things to see!! I don't know how I stumbled onto your blog but I'm so glad I did and now it's bookmarked so I can come back! Thanks for the great time! xo, Nan

Mary Ann said...

I really love your blocks! Your framing with the HST's is perfect!!!
Cheers!!!!

Wendy said...

Look at the size of that bird on the roof of the barn!!! If you can catch it, you can eat for years!!! :-) Just kidding around.
All your creative work is wonderful. I live in LV and check your blog frequently. Keep up the great work! Wendy

hetty said...

Loved your century farm story. Your stitcheries are lovely. The triangle borders frame them perfectly.

Sheri Howard said...

I really love the colors you chose for your Tisket blocks, they are so cheerful and I love your stitchery blocks, sometimes a little embroidery is a nice change!

Linda said...

Terrific blocks, how neat that you got to go back to the family farm.

Simone de Klerk said...

Your stitcheries are so pretty and I love the boarders you made to them. Perfect combination!

belinda said...

HI..your stitchery is ALWAYS
'perfection'!!

thanks for your visit too!!!

Nell said...

beautiful choice of fabrics to compliment the stitcheries. I love your blog header too - so pretty!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Sherri, love your blocks and I'm with you as far as a barn and primitive quilt to make. On my list...Your fabric you selected for the block Anne is doing is really cute.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Threeundertwo said...

Love those blocks! The triangles are so perfect as a frame for them.

Thanks for the information about century farms. What a wonderful feeling to visit a place so important to your family!

julia said...

Hi Sherri,
oops, I should have read all the posts before commenting on your previous one *lol*.
The blocks are so cute!
Hugs, Julia

maggie said...

I just love your blocks and the borders are great.
maggie