Tuesday, September 5, 2023

What's Up Buttercup

 Happy September!  I'm just back from a little trip to my husband's family farm.

I brought my recently finished Vedderstone Ranch quilt.  Here are some details.
I machine quilted it AND added big stitch details.  I know! what a rule breaker.  Here it is chilling on the swing. 
The quilt and I had a happy photo shoot from different spots on the farm.
The corn was like 8 feet high!   I also climbed the windmill, which does spin, but just for  fun.
It is such a pretty farm and we're so blessed to have a place to gather and visit.  Here is a prairie that my father in law planted for  my step mother in law.  It is filled with grasses and flowers, but I didn't get a great photo of it.
Here is the sign where our land ends at our rural road that gets us into town.  It is a one light town.  The land was settled in 1833 but The Vedders have only had it since the 1970s.
This is about as fancy as things get here.....box brownies with strawberries.
Here are some other pretty shots from around the farm.  The gator and walking path through the woods behind the houses.
The soybean field in the early morning with a layer of mist.  I love the wide open sky!
The setting sun hitting the "grandkids" house which was built when we had our two children and my BIL an SIL had two children.
A view from the porch swing on the Main House (original log home built first).

I had planned to share other photos, but I'll wait for the next post - this one is long enough.

I could not resist joining the antique quilt star stitch along hosted by Taryn over at Repro Quilt Lover. 
Here are my first two blocks.
Check out the hashtag #scrappystarstitchalong to see everyone who is making stars.

I hope you are all happy and doing well.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing. Hoping the 6 Pack can visit some day. 🤗

The Cozy Quilter said...

What a wonderful place for your family to gather. Perfect setting for pictures of your recently finished quilt too. There are soybeans growing at my husband’s family farm too.

swooze said...

Love the quilt. Great photos! Thanks for sharing

Nancy said...

How refreshing! The quilt looks great in every setting on the farm.

FlourishingPalms said...

What a nice farm to have in the family! I really appreciate "pioneer" farms, which in Iowa are designated "century" farms. Love seeing the tall corn; the windmill; and that separate building for visiting family. How perfect! Your quilt looks mean to be there.

By the way, your name came up in Tina Craig's presentation to Quilting Guild of The Villages (Florida), that I attended last evening (September 5). It's nice having mutual friends!

Linda Swanekamp said...

I have always wanted to live on a farm and live in a barn. That will probably never happen. Your family farm certainly looks wonderful.

Barbara Black said...

I couldn’t resist the stars stitch along either. Great excuse to dig into my stash . Love your blocks.

Loraine said...

The farm looks absolutely charming, love thexGrandkids house! And your quilt, as always, is awesome!!!! Xxx

Quilting Babcia said...

The farm looks so inviting and was the perfect spot for photographing your Vedderstone Ranch quilt. Just beautiful!

Nann said...

What a lovely place for a getaway! The quilt is charming.

Kyle said...

Vedderstone Ranch look perfecting its rural element. What a wonderful place to hang out for a few days.

gladiquilts said...

Lovely post! Having grown up on a large dairy farm, I really appreciate the farm photos! The quilt is wonderful and it’s fun to see the hand stitching accents 😊.

Janet O. said...

This post just warmed my heart! Love seeing the views around the "family farm", and it was the perfect place for your photo shoot with your delightful "Vedderstone Ranch" quilt. I have often "broken rules" and machine stitched most of a quilt, but added details that would show with hand stitching.
Your star blocks are wonderful. I am trying so hard to resist the stars SAL, but I love what I am seeing on so many blogs, and I just saw Wendy's blocks last Friday during our visit. Oh, temptation!! Will I be weak or strong?!?

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Finally getting some blog reading done. What an amazing place. So different from NE! Vedderstone looks amazing in the corn field!!

Barbara said...

Oh Barb, what a wonderful place to photograph your Vedderstone quilt! I'm loving your scrappy stars. I was so tempted last week but I don't think it will happen. I'll just enjoy yours and Wendy's :)