A month or so ago The Quilt Show made all of their shows from all seasons available to their subscribers. I've only been a subscriber for this last season, so I had a lot of catching up to do. The timing was great, since I was on a self-imposed deadline to finish my latest restoration project.
I need to order his book - but here's my start. I used pictures from my recent trip to visit dead relatives in Mason. I love old cemeteries. I love the ornate headstones and trying to find the oldest burial. I like family plots with iron fences around them. I like the statues and the epitaphs. The inscription on my great great grandfather's headstone says "He died as he lived - a Christian." I love that.
The buttons aren't sewn on yet, I was just auditioning them. I have to redo the crazy quilt blocks - something's not quite right there. The quote is from the poem "Cemetery Trees" by J. S. MacDonald: "The mighty oaks a vigil keep o'er those beneath them sound asleep." I plan to add some embroidery. I might extend the tree branches with embroidery into the borders.
I like it so far. If it turns out as I hope it will, I may enter it in the New Braunfels quilt show this summer.