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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Quilted Farm Friends


It's Farm Friend Friday 
at
Verde Farm

This gives me the perfect 
opportunity to dig back
in my collection of photos
and share some more of
Mrs. Z's beautiful quilts....

It was hard to pick a favorite
but, this Farm Quilt
is definitely in the running!
to see more of her fun quilts and where 
she creates click here and here.


 I could've sat and stared at 
this gorgeous piece of farm art
for hours and not seen
all of the many intricate details!


Every imaginable farm animal,
all captured in cloth and quilted thread!




Isn't it fun to look at?

A real farm crowd pleaser!!!!



Twila (Mrs. Z) thought she spent about
4 months of evenings and weekends
piecing and stitching it all together!
Then she sent it out to have it quilted by machine.
Another 22 hours on the machine and it was complete!


The photos are just some of the 
individual blocks.
All together they measure
a 62"x72" quilt.


I think it's just the cat's meow,
and would love one laying 
on the bed!  
But, that would mean 
no more cats on the bed!
Oh ohhh well, good thing
I don't have one I guess.

 From the squigly little tails on the pigs
to the weather vane on the barn...
I just can't imagine 
cutting and then stitching
around everything on this quilt!
Kudos to you, Mrs. Z, on your fine work!
It's PURPLE ribbon material in my eyes
and
definitely something to crow about!!
Thanks for stopping by, farm friends!

for hosting Farm Friends Friday...
please check out the others joining in, 
you're sure to be entertained!!

14 comments:

texwisgirl said...

W.O.W.!!! I can't imagine the detail. It's really perfect!

Verde Farm said...

Oh My Stars Lisa, I have never seen anything like this and I just love it. The detail, color, swing-unreal. I am going to check her out for sure. Thank you so much for sharing-great post for FF Friday and so happy you joined up.

PS--the new header and background are awesome!
Hugs, Amy

Michaele said...

These are the most beautiful quilts I have EVER seen! Thanks for sharing!

Farm Girl said...

I am stopping by from Verde Farm. Your quilts are just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon said...

Adorable quilt! I just love it!

barb said...

too too much! I love that quilt! b

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Lisa, my goodness!... those are so beautiful, thank you for sharing... so much time and love sewn into each one... xoxo Julie Marie

Karen said...

Lisa, I've been sewing for years but have never made a quilt. What an artistic triumph for Mrs. Z! This is the most stunning quilt I have ever seen, absolutely stunning artwork. I can truly appreciate the time that goes into a project like this, she is to be commended. Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful.

Char said...

I came in to give you a HUGE thank you for the link to the soap, but I got side tracked by the gorgeous quilts. I love your blog and been a follower, but like so many of us, I have been busy lately and haven't been blogging.
I don't know if you have tried this soap or not, but it's very inexpensive, smells like heaven and cleans well. I have always hated spending the money laundry soap takes and all the perfumes that are involved, not counting the chemicals. Of course, we all love being able to do something quickly and making soap seems like it would take a long time, but the most time in this recipe is the grating of the bar soap.....THANK YOU. My mother wanted the recipe and I couldn't find it.....now I will keep it close...gesh, I love bloggers....have a great weekend, Char

Buttons said...

Your quiting is amazing. B

flowerweaver said...

Wow, what a gorgeous quilt! I absolutely love it. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

Heritage Farm Village said...

oh i love those quilts. i want the one with the cow and its hat. so cute!!! jill

Laurie at Turner Farm said...

Be still my farm girl heart. Wow, that is beautiful ~ the details ~ all I can say is SWOON~