Bloggers Quilt Festival!!
Six years ago we took a vacation to Maine - my sister and her husband and my husband and son and also our mother. When we got home I saw a quilt pattern with some moose on it. I thought that it would be a good start on a picture quilt of our trip to Maine so we designed this quilt around our vacation including the different lighthouses we visited while in Maine. I made some stencils (very easy to do - with a printer and some card stock and an x-acto knife - the stencils last surprisingly long even though they are just paper!). Anyway, we painted on the lighthouses and stencilled some trees and bears. Then I found some appliques and cool buttons at Joann's that seemed to fit like the seagull and crab buttons. We had lots of fun working on these quilts and they seemed to extend the vacation somewhat. Oh, we visited the Diana Card studio - she is an artist who paints primitive type paintings. so we painted that little studio in the quilt also. Oh, and see the cars? One is the tan van we had at the time (we have a white one now - I love vans) and my sister's red SUV. We put little tiny buttons for heads in the windows of the cars and painted eyes on them to depict the people who were in them. Mom was in my sister's car. Hope you enjoy this.