Saturday, October 24, 2015

Fall Fun with Family and Friends!

It has been a busy month of October!
 Over Columbus Day weekend, our DD2 and SIL visited from Austin, TX for 
6 days. Our family tradition is to camp up in Door County, WI and enjoy the lovely Fall colors! Our DD2 hadn't been there in 14 years, since her freshman year in high school and our SIL had never been to Door County. We were so excited for this visit!
We camped in Peninsula State Park with a large group of friends and enjoyed hikes, cooking over the fire, the fish boil at the White Gull Inn and breakfast at Al Johnson's.

Although the weather was beautiful, it was a bit nippy for these Austinites!
No sooner was our visit over, when our attention was turned to Fall Fest at the nature center where we keep bees.  My DH is a hobby beekeeper and once a year he does presentations about bees at the Fall Fest. Earlier, we robbed the hives and extracted the honey. This years crop was about 50 lbs! 
Next up, my DD3 and her boyfriend's visit from Austin. Although her 25th birthday was in August, he bought them tickets to come home this weekend. 
(They are currently sightseeing downtown Chicago) 
For her birthday, she wanted a black & white quilt. She found this print that she liked. It is a Luli Sanchez and Russell Busch collaboration
I started by drawing it up on graph paper then started doing the math to make it into a quilt. Here is the finished quilt!
I am so pleased with how it turned out!
The black and white stripes are 4" finished width done in Kona black and white. It was pieced on the diagonal.
The backing is a black and white geometric print. 
 The quilting is straight line. Its finished size is about 73" x 84".

Hopefully, I'll be back before too long to show you the quilt that I put on hold to squeeze in this one for my DD3!