First of all, we have a new addition to the family. Her name is Amber Marie and in November she was approx. a year old. She is a rescue cat. She had been starved and mistreated but now she is happy and gaining lots of weight. She was named Amber by my granddaughter and I gave her Marie for her middle name. Most of the time, tho, I call her Fido, as she reminds me of a little puppy that follows me around all the time. She has become very affectionate and is never far from me. I hope I bring her the same amount of happiness that she brings me.
The 150th anniversary of the Civil War was April 13th. This is one of my civil war quilts that I had in my guild show called Civil War Maze. I accumulated these reproduction fabrics from internet swaps over the years.
This next quilt is titled Remembering Gettysburg. I used my Dear Jane blocks with Jo Morton reproduction fabrics. My hubby and I went to Gettysburg battlefield where I took the photographs for this quilt. I am doing some embroidery of cannons and stars, which are the quilting designs in the borders. I also plan on embroidering the name of the quilt on the upper border. The center medallion was hand quilted and the rest was machine quilted.