Ain't nuthin like ridin' a finehorse in a new country- Augustus McCrae – Lonesome Dove
Thursday, March 1, 2012
First T-Shirt Quilt ~
First 1,000 miles
Here's my first quilt, using ride shirts, Arabian horse shirts, team shirts & a couple photo shirts that we had made. Shirts from the charity ride that used to be held down in the Capitol Forest for American Diabetes Association & a shirt from our local Centennial Trail . There's one ride - (the red block)that only happened once, Kahneeta Oct. of 1999. There, I rode a horse named "Rosebud" - who definitely did Not fit his name! It was the perfect example of the AERC's motto; "To Finish is To Win" as we did finish the 50 in a three-way tie for last place, with Charlene & Marie :-) We had a ball!
Charleen on Booker, Marie on Sir Prize, Connie on Rosebud
I was riding for theFish Creek Team - who - with that last ride earned enough points to be #1 for the year!Another, "Fire Mountain" that same year, was only held once or twice. Rides that I didn't have shirts for - I didn't think to have made up - but will do that if I make another.
2002 Ride logo For Home On The Range
The above photo shows the stippling that I had done to each block after the quilt was pieced. It needed the extra reinforcement.The blocks weren't placed in any kind of order - this time I they will be. Didn't add any dates or placements - the new quilt will have some of those too. The overall size of four blocks across & five deep worked out great for our queen sized bed. The strips are 2-1/2" & the borders total 16" all around. Blocks are 12" square.