I finished this quilt for Ann yesterday - I really like the way it turned out. Ann's tops are always fun to quilt: her workmanship is excellent and she has a good eye for color. I love the border fabric that she chose for this-she says she had sort of forgotten it was in her stash.
Wool batting is my favorite, it gives such wonderful definition to the quilting.
Even the back of the quilt is pretty.
Peter and I made a quick trip to Manhattan to have Sugar Plum appraised by AQS certified appraiser Carol Elmore. It was a pretty drive and thankfully not as hot as it had been the day before. (109 degrees in Wichita!!!) On the drive through the flint hills we saw lots of old farms, many with stone houses made from the local limestone. Here are pictures of a couple of beautiful old barns.
This must be the barn equivalent of a mansion!
We even passed a castle! This is in someone's front yard in Lincolnville. I think I need one in front of our house, I'm sure the neighbors would appreciate it!