Who came up with that stupid phrase anyway? Are you having a lazy summer? I know I’m not. Between the weeding, the gardening, the catering to every whim of the animals in this heat…
“You know I prefer lemon in my water,” said Thelma.
“I’ll have a hot fudge sundae with sprinkles,” said Rose.
…and my human children attempting to occupy my every waking hour this summer, I’ve still managed to accomplish something while hiding inside in the air conditioning.
I figure if we’re going to do the civil war reenacting stuff, there is no way on God’s green earth I’m sleeping on the ground where God knows what can slither into bed with me. Therefore, I purchased an old vintage army cot. It looks more like it belongs on the set of a M*A*S*H episode versus a civil war reenactment. In order to disguise the cot I needed to come up with something time-period appropriate to cover it. So I dug out a civil war fat quarter collection that I had been hoarding for a while and quickly put together this cot quilt. The border and backing fabric are on the right in the foreground. I’ll tie this quilt together with some of Rose’s leftover yarn instead of quilting it to make it a true civil war cot quilt.
Once I finish this one, I’ll fix up one more for the kid in plaid flannels and we’ll be set. One more thing almost off the ever growing to-do list. Hip, hip, hoorah!