Show Me a Summer Day in Missouri
Yesterday June 21 was of course, the summer solstice. It was hard to celebrate based on the weather we've been having in the Northwoods. But I remembered another summer when I spent a week at my sister Ellen's home in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. It was late August, and oh my was it summer! Hot and humid; everything lush and green, cicadas and tree frogs yelling all night. I just loved it! I collected leaves from trees different from our northern Wisconsin trees: sassafras, sweet gum, pin oak - and when I returned home I designed this quilt around these leaves.
******So, the rainy, cloudy, cool weather we've been having has forced me back into my sewing room (not a bad thing). Today I finally morphed the border of my bug quilt and I'm appliqueing the border "swooshes" today. I got the border idea from a traditional appliqued quilt, made in 1852. I have more details to add to the border where the inner points of the swooshes meet and at the corners - then, it may really be done!