Wednesday, October 30, 2019

October mini UPDATE

We finally have power and internet back so I am reposting with many mini additions at the end. You will want to visit them ALL!

I tried to capture the colors of Autumn in an outdoor shot among the leaves. I really need to take a photography class! I found myself humming along with the Munchkins as I stitched, so I am calling it “Fall-O-the Yellow Brick Road”. 

I used one of my favorite “cheater” prints on the back. I believe this was a Mary Koval print from a long time ago. 

I'm posting a day early as I will be "unplugged" tomorrow. Check out the fabulous Fall creations of Kyle and Barbara below and come back to see any possible additions (it is a busy time of year).  You don’t have to be a regular to follow along so if you have made a mini quilt or table runner or even mug rug, let me know and I will link you in.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Barbara Brackman's Hospital Sketches update

This is the 9th and final block in Barbara’s Hospital Sketches sew-a-long. I loved every one of these. Star of the East. 

It will come as no surprise that I have decided to make mine in the “potholder” method.
I hesitated at first as they are large blocks (18”) and I wasn’t sure how I would make my borders. I’m still ironing out the details, but I think I will use a “Barbara Brackman” print for a simple border and add separate appliqued corner blocks. Guess you’ll just have to stay tuned – wink!

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Humble Quilts Sting-a-long

Better late than never seems to be my motto lately. However, I am happy to say I have finished my HumbleQuilts string-a-long in just 9 short (ha,ha) months.
This was a big experiment for me. I’ve made over 20 quilts in the potholder method, but this was the first one that is 100% machine made.

The binding was a challenge for me, but I like the overall outcome and it will make a great comfort quilt for the grandkids. Visit Lori's Humble Quilts (here) to see all the great sting flings! Thanks Lori or another fun sew-a-long!

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

A wonderful visit and Pam Buda's Vintage Patchwork - October

Vintage Patchwork (by PamBuda) project #10, Gody’s Lady’s Pin Keep. 
This little gem practically made itself! So simple, yet so sweet. I have some great pin cushions from friends that I love. I love this one too, but I am running out of space so I donated it to my group and it was part of the “Quilter’s Walk” raffle at our show. Get your copy of Pam's book 

And, on another note… I had a fantastic day on Saturday with my friend Gladi (Gladi Quilts) shopping and talking quilts at Busy Thimble. Much to my surprise, another friend, Sue Watters was visiting all the way from England!
What a treat to see her! And, she gave me a copy of her new pattern book to make the day even more special.
You can get a copy of Sue’s pattern from Quiltmania (here).

Gladi and I were having so much fun I neglected to take any photos. That is often what happens when I get so wrapped up in the fun! We returned to my house to find that our husband’s (who just met that day) had a great time together too. What a win win day!