Monday, August 20, 2012

Design Wall Monday August 20, 2012

I hesitated before writing the title of this post, because, well, it's not exactly true.  And I hate to tell a lie.  Except a little white lie.  You know what that is, right?  I heard a story -- don't know whether it's true -- that I just love about little white lies.  Lady Bird Johnson (for you youngsters, that's Mrs. Lyndon Baines Johnson, First Lady, eons ago) who was being interviewed by a snarky young reporter who was trying to get her to say something bad about her husband.  Lady Bird was a true Southern lady, sweet and gentle, who always stood up for her husband, no matter what.  He asked whether she ever lied for him, and she said she never lied except for an occasional little white lie.  He pounced on that and said, "What's the difference?  What's a little white lie?"  She very sweetly replied, "Well, for example, remember when I said, 'I'm pleased to meet you?"

And speaking of Lady Bird, if you have ever driven along highways in Spring, when the roadsides are masses of glorious color, you can whisper a thanks to Mrs. Johnson.  She was instrumental in instituting the Highway Beautification Act in Congress.  It was considered silly at the time, but we are still reveling in the results.

But I digress.  Maybe I do that when I'm trying not to lie.  So I decided I would take an actual picture of my design wall.  

However, I have done a LOT of quilting since my last post!  I finished my autumn quilt (quilted and bound it) and pics will follow once it's on the bed.  I quilted these three (not the one my friend is holding, the one on the frame!), and also one other baby quilt I forgot to photograph.  Whew, I've been busy!  

AND, I pieced the Wee Village top.  This picture is from when it was on the design wall.  I'll post it again when it's finished.
In between, I've been rummaging around with  My son started doing this a couple of years ago, and I've watched the progress. Then it became like a mystery, trying to fill in the blanks.  So he's added me to his account so that I can get in there and add stuff that I know about.  What fun!!  

I'm going over to link up with Judy's blog, and check on other Design Wall Monday shows!  Come along:

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Woohoo -- we have a winner!

How about Maple Leaf Rhapsody?
Or my 2-year-old granddaughter's favorite new word is fantastic, so how about Fantastic Fall or Fall Fantasia?
Beautiful quilt!
Mary, congratulations!  And thanks to her little granddaughter for inspiring the name I chose for my autumn leaves quilt -- "Fall Fantasia".  I'lve emailed Mary and will be sending her "Maple Leaf Quilts" next week.
Thanks for the great participation in naming the quilt, it was a tough decision with so many great suggestions.  You guys are awesome!