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Saturday, October 1, 2016

September recap...........

I did it!  I finished this 33" wallhanging.  I did use the stripe that I showed yesterday as the binding.  It is the first finish since April.  

I didn't even make any quilt tops in September.  I started one.........

The only other finishes were the Dr. Seuss pillowcase and tote bag for my great-grandson shown on this post
Here is a closeup of the binding on the only part of the wallhanging where it contrasts.  It blends into all of the other colors touching the sides.

I worked on the Kaffe Fassett fabric catalog (page on my right sidebar) and got up to #100.  I have 53 to go and now the new fall 2016 fabrics will be shipping on Monday.  I haven't checked to see what the numbers are.

Our last free brush pick up is next Monday so I have been working on the last trimming and cutting volunteer trees for the year.  I'm happy with the amount of garden and yard work I did this summer, way more than I usually do.  I have a little more digging to do next week and then I think I'm done until spring.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Feeble attempt........

I'm making a feeble attempt to have a finish in September.  It has been months since I've had a finish.  I helped a friend baste a quilt in the morning and then in the afternoon I quilted this 33" square wallhanging in vertical lines near the seam with Invisifil thread.  I thought maybe this dark stripe would be a good binding but I couldn't come to a decision last night.
I decided to search through some of my larger prints as possible candidates for the quilt I showed on yesterday's post.  Some of these are between 25 and 30 years old, a few are newer prints.  No decisions there either, just fun petting fabric.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Last 10..........

I sewed the last 10 Bento Box blocks yesterday so all I have to do now is slice them into quarters and choose 4 for each block.  I still have a stack of quarter blocks from previous sewing to use too.  Here is the post with the measurements I used.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

New book.........

I was rather tired yesterday after 2 days in a row of workshops and the days previous to them for prep work.  I visited great grandchildren in the morning and came home to a book in my mailbox.  This is my favorite quilt in the book.

It is Kathy Doughty's new book.  I have made several quilts from the previous 2 books.  I noticed she used Marcia Derse fabric in the background triangles and I think I will too.  I have plenty of Kaffe stripes to use too.  My large prints will be different than the ones Kathy used.  

Our last free brush pickup of the year is next week so I did drag my pile of branches around to the driveway yesterday afternoon.  I will be scouting the backyard for more to cut before Monday.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

And a good time was had by all........

I give a lot of scraps  to my friend Rosemary and I give her orphan blocks that I now longer want.  She surprised me yesterday when she showed us what she did with the scrappy Kaleidoscope blocks that I gave to her last time.  Who would have guessed that they would be the same size as the paper pieced log cabin blocks she was working on.  This quilt top is big, about 85" x 100" and the blocks are about 6.75" square.  I will be helping her to baste it soon.
Jerry's quilt top was too long for my design walls (112").  It is the Blooming 9 patch.  It is a LOT of work to make one of these and it is sewn in diagonal rows.  This one is All Kaffe Fassett and Philip Jacobs fabrics.

This is the last Blooming 9 patch that I made (finished the last day of 2009) and I said I would probably not make another one.  After seeing Jerry's finished I think I will do another one.  I modified the pattern in "Tradition with a Twist" by Blanche Young so that it fits a queen size bed and shared my directions with Jerry.   I gifted this quilt to a family friend in October 2011.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Another bloom..........

I have nothing to show today.  I taught an all day color workshop yesterday and no photos there.  I was too busy with all of the students.  I could have taken photos of the cookies I baked last night but you have seen them before.  The art quilters are coming today and it is finally going to cool off and feel like fall.  We were in the mid 80s yesterday and it will be mid 60s today.

Sunday, September 25, 2016


While cleaning off tables in the basement I laid out 3 more Bento Box blocks.  Then I picked up all of the loose pieces so I could finish cleaning that table.
My daughter sent me a Selfie Stick to take photos of myself while creating my art.  There is a learning curve using it, trying to hold it steady when pressing the button.  The light is behind me here, not ideal but I have to keep practicing so I can take some in progress quilt shots with me in them.  

I baked one batch of cookies last night and will do the other batch tonight after my workshop.