You were expecting NOT to see my sweet Yogi on a quilt when that is where he is most of the time??
I decided to show off an older quilt this year! This watermelon log cabin quilt was made back in 2005… boy does time fly!!
I put this quilt out every summer! It has a very lightweight batting inside, so it does occasionally get used when the AC is too cool!!
It was a scrap quilt for the most part…but I did buy the fabrics for the two outer borders and the fun picnic fabric complete with ants for the backing, especially for this quilt.
I quilted it with variegated red, green and white thread… probably designed for Christmas quilts…but it worked perfectly on this quilt!!
My favorite part of this quilt, though, is the free-hand / free-motion writing in the thin black inner border…
Here’s what all I wrote in that border-
“ It’s time for picnics and lemonade, beach parties and sand castles and the smell of Coppertone on your skin!
Let’s go barefooted and run through the sprinklers!
Listen to the chirping of the crickets and the buzzing of the bees around the tall Sunflowers!
Bite into a sweet slice of watermelon! Yum!
It’s summertime, summertime, sum sum summertime!”
Those were the memories of my childhood…growing up in Florida!!
And also the memories of summers past for my husband, sons and Yogi, too!!
Make sure you check out all the other pets and quilts in this super fun blog show HERE!!
But do vote for my sweet YOGI!!!