200 Quilts

This and That and a New Baby

New Baby Anselmo

While the rest of us have been having a summer, my son and his wife have been having a baby: they flew to Iowa (sweet corn country) to pick up their newest son, making four in that family, and number eleven grandchild for me.

Older Anselmo Boys

We had the older boys stay at our house, and here they are doing a little corn shucking of their own with grandpa.

Charlie's Quilt-front

Somewhere in here, I finished the quilt for Charlie, this newest grandson.

Charlie's Quilt - back

Charlie's Quilt - label

I love love the back of this fabric: Backyard Baby, and so instead of a formal label, I scattered the information within the breezy trees.  (That little white dog, with its ears blowing backwards, cracks me up every time I look at it.)  While I finished it up a couple of days ago, I’ve learned to write the birth month on the quilt.

This is quilt #120 on my 200 Quilts list.

But summer is always slightly ADHD with going here, going there and not staying home to clean out the garage, don’t you think?  So here’s a bit more this and that:


Kris, of Duke Says Sew What, is doing another Polaroid Swap, if you want to join in.  I’m slow to post this, so hurry over to her blog and leave a comment to let her know you are participating; you have until August 26th to mail in your blocks (domestic — the international mail-in deadline is a bit earlier).


Several nights this summer, my husband and I have streamed down Endeavour, the newest detective series on our iPads (we have an Apple TV), a prequel to Inspector Morse and which I like better.  The star, Shaun Evans, is an interesting mix of loose ends and brilliant thinking.  It also helps to have one of these to get into the mystery:

Magnum Mini Almond

And finally, finishing up this peripatetic post, is notice of a

Giveaway Banner

I attended the Long Beach Quilt Show last weekend and picked up a couple of fun things to giveaway to my readers and followers, knowing that the end of summer is coming and we can’t say good-bye to its crazy days without a little fun.  Giveaways (I have more than one!) will be posted at the end of this week, and I’ll pick my winners next Monday, the 12th.

Backyard Baby fabric dog

Have a nice end to your summer!