Thursday, May 15, 2014

Janet's Spring Quilt--Spring on the Farm

                                           



I was lucky enough growing up to get to spend a lot of time on my grandmother's farm where she raised black Angus cattle. I gave them names and pretended I did not know where they were going when the truck took them away and it came back empty. I did notice one thing and the next time you pass a field of cows you look. There is always one cow standing in the corner alone with its backside to the other cows looking ashamed. I think I have this all figured out as you can see by my quilt. I think there is a lot of partying going on at night which could explain the lethargic attitude by the rest of the herd in the daytime. I did notice one thing when I was done, each cow seemed to take on the personality traits of my four sisters and that would be me flat on my back, not usually drunk, just flat on my back. And yes, this is what cows look like at night. This quilt if for my son Justin who turns 33 this week and still rolls down the window and moos at cows. I blame his father.

15 comments:

  1. Janet's superb workmanship and keen sense of humor are so evident in this quilt! Wonderful, Janet!

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  2. This is amazing! It could be the cover of a book!!!!!
    What great expression in the cows!!! This is my favorite of all the quilts you have done. Plus it made me smile, always a good way to start the day!!!

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  3. LOL! So much fun. The expressions and comments are just priceless.

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  4. This is hysterical - I actually laughed out loud ! The caricatures of the cows are incredible, and I can actually imagine a group of them standing around, talking (with hoofs (or is it hooves ?) on their hips) about the latest antics of the "errant" moo-cow :-D
    Great job ! And thanks for sharing your personal insights into the night time activities of these amazing "party animals !"

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    1. If you think cows are bad you should see what chickens do all night.

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  5. Hysterical Janet!!!! I just love everything about this one!!

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  6. What a FUN quilt Janet! So fun! I think your explanation for the cow standing alone is brilliant!

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  7. I always moo at cows when we pass them on the highway! This is the most fun and funniest quilt! I didn't realize that cows had a night life!

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  8. Your quilt is hysterical. We have cows near us. Occasionally they escape. We had one in our backyard a few years ago. It hard trying to catch them. I love your use of colors.

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  9. Oh, Janet, you did it again! You create pieces that make me laugh, giggle, and snort:) The fabric choices you made are perfect and the detail of the bow in the hair, tutu skirt, and braided tail are brilliant! I grew up around cows and never imagined what was going on at night. Do your sisters check out our blog?

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  10. Did milk come out of your nose when you snorted? No, my sisters don't look but they would never figure it out. You have the nosy one, the bossy one (no pun intended) the grouchy one and the one who never talks. I'm stuck just making do with scissors and glue and doing it in bed. I think I will write a book, "How to Quilt in Bed with Elmer", make that Elmers

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  11. Did milk come out of your nose when you snorted? No, my sisters don't look but they would never figure it out. You have the nosy one, the bossy one (no pun intended) the grouchy one and the one who never talks. I'm stuck just making do with scissors and glue and doing it in bed. I think I will write a book, "How to Quilt in Bed with Elmer", make that Elmers

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  12. Did milk come out of your nose when you snorted? No, my sisters don't look but they would never figure it out. You have the nosy one, the bossy one (no pun intended) the grouchy one and the one who never talks. I'm stuck just making do with scissors and glue and doing it in bed. I think I will write a book, "How to Quilt in Bed with Elmer", make that Elmers

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  13. Janet I am amazed at what you get done - I may not look at the cows in the fields the same way again!

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  14. I laugh just as much each time I look at this quilt..it is just precious! The colors, quotes and story of spending time on your grandmother's farm. Now I want to see a "sister" quilt of what the chickens do all night long! Please?

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