Making the Country Critter Quilt

Back before Christmas when my sister Savannah had just had her first baby, my nephew, I made a special quilt for her and her family. We grew up on 7 acres in Catoosa, Oklahoma and spent many hours catching all sorts of bugs and other critters. Lightning bugs were a constant, as were praying mantis, grasshoppers, frogs, bees, you name it. We spent our early childhood in an old house built around 1900 and of course the kitchen is the heart of any home, but especially an old house like that. So for this special quilt I chose the “Kitchen Window” pattern from Elizabeth Hartman along with the Frolicking Fields line of fabrics from Paintbrush Studio. The background also is vaguely reminiscent of the wallpaper in the kitchen of the old house. I am beyond pleased with how it turned out and can’t wait to tell my nephew Henry about the country critters and the kitchen window where his mom and I grew up!
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