Strings, Triangles and Hiking

9.07.2017

Good Morning! Autumn is most definitely in the air in Iowa these days. Very cool mornings...I'm always sad to see summer go, although fall is a very beautiful season here in the midwest. I have been in the fall cleaning mood, so most of my time has been spent getting some of that done, although I did get some fun play time in and I managed to get a couple of tops off my to-do list. 

This baby quilt is made with the left over half square triangles from this quilt


I used Moda Grunge Peony for the back. 



The binding is Moda Luxe Brushstrokes in black. I am trying to convince myself I don't need to buy more of this fabric, but I am not fully convinced. 


I also finished another string quilt. I still have more blocks in a box that need to be made into a top! 




In other news, Labor Day weekend we took a trip to Effigy Mounds near Marquette, Iowa. We have been doing a lot of hiking this summer and we are always looking for a new trail to explore. This is one we will come back to again. The trail is beautiful! 

These mounds you can see, but the rest need a high vantage point to get a clear picture of the bears and other animals depicted by the ancient peoples. Still very beautiful! 


There was a tornado earlier this year in the area and you can see some of the damage that occurred during that storm. 


As I was looking out at one of the overlooks, I saw a bit of movement out of the corner of my eye on the fence. When I looked down I saw a walking stick bug! I could have watched him all day! 




Right now I am stalking my postman waiting for a fabric delivery for a project I am excited about. I am still working it out all in my mind. =) When I get it all settled, I'll share more about it!

Until next time!! 

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13 comments:

  1. Love the suntanned feet. Great way to quilt the string quilt. I'll have to remember that.

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  2. 2 great finishes especially loving the string quilt beautiful. Never seen a stick insect what a joy to come across one

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  3. I am with Cheryl you suntanned feet are so cute. Lovely quilts and love the binding. I can see why you would want more to use. Sounds like a great hike. I love places like that. Enjoyed seeing your friend Mr. or was it Ms. Stick bug.

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  4. Beautiful finishes. Especially love how you put sashing in between your string blocks - really sets them off. Also love how you made such a beautiful quilt from your leftover HST's - so pretty!! You had some beautiful trails to hike on - and the walking stick bug - so interesting. Now I will need to take some closer looks on my next walk.

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  5. I love your baby quilt, and the original quilt as well! And your pink toes match perfectly! So fun to see a Walking Stick - such an unusual creature.

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  6. Que bonitos!!! Te han quedado preciosos, son quilt que yo quiero hacer pero aun no llega su momento.
    Enhorabuena y besos

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  7. your feet, hahahaha so cute.
    What a nice adventure. I love walking stick bugs. we have them here.
    Your finished projects are incredible. I feel like a snail.

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  8. Beautiful finished quilts. The sashing on the string quilt has me re-thinking a stack of blocks I have waiting to be sewn together. Your stick bug anecdote was great. I love seeing that kind of thing too.

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  9. Such beautiful uses for scraps and leftovers. A string quilt is on my bucket list.

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  10. LOVE both of those quilts! I've got a lot of triangle saved up to made an HST quilt - and of course, I want to start it NOW!! (See what you made me do? ;-) )
    I haven't seen a walking stick bug in AGES! Thanks for snapping a photo to share!

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  11. The baby quilt is stunning. Love the HST quilts, and yours makes me to remember where all my plans gone... Thank you.

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  12. Amy your quilts are beautiful, and your quilting is just perfect. That is a lot of HST my dear, and what a great idea. I am starting to get into string blocks. They are sew much fun. Love seeing your adventures. What a pretty place to hike. O my gosh I have never seen a stick bug he is so cool.
    Hope you have a great day sweet friend.
    Hugs
    donna

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  13. wonderful baby quilt....and string...love your pictures

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