Saturday, November 05, 2022

A Little of This and a Little of That

 It's been a nice week - I've kept busy working on getting some things done in my sewing room - so many piles of fabric to deal with!  Here is my design wall from earlier this week - lots of color, which makes me happy!  Right now, I've made another big mess because I decided that in order to justify jumping in on Bonnie Hunter's new mystery quilt starting on Black Friday, I need to get this older one finished up before it starts.  I've had this bin of fabric sitting for four years now.  

I would pull it out sporadically and work on it, but never really got much momentum going.  I decided that I would see where I was with the units and see what size I was going to get out of them.  I actually had most of what I needed to make a five by five setting, so that's what I am working on this weekend.  I love the cheerful colors!  I'll end up with a smallish lap size, so that will be great.  I did find out that I need to make all the border units, and there are four different borders!  I got one pieced, and the units made for the next one, so am making good progress on this quilt!  It will be great to get these fabric piles put away before I pull out the next piles for this year's quilt.

We are enjoying our fall walks.  The leaves are falling in earnest now!  So pretty!!

And the rain is bejeweling the spider webs, too.  Whether it's sunny or rainy, there is beauty everywhere!

Way back in high school I got a cutting for this plant, which has traveled from Colorado to Oregon and now is actually blooming after all these years!  (I call it a Creeping Charlie, but it's also known as Swedish Ivy)

Remember these blocks from the May Island Batik Challenge?  

  I finally decided to make one larger lap size quilt out of the rest of them, so finished this top up.  Now I just need to figure out a backing and it's ready for quilting!

I had a huge pile of cut off triangles from the Stepping Stones Flora quilt I made, so I decided to see what I could make with them and the rest of the leftover fabric.  I ended up with two cute mini quilts!  They measure about 17 x 20 inches each.  I plan on piecing together more leftover fabric for the backs, so that will cut down that pile of scraps by a little bit anyway!

Aren't the colors pretty?  I had 160 of these little triangles and used them all up!

Block 2 of the Secialites 2 Quilt Along came together pretty well - I did have to use the seam ripper again, but not three times for this block!  Haha!

For the shop, I finished up this adorable little Nativity Stable!

It was a challenge with lots of tabs, velcro, soft and stable, and fusible fleece going into making the stable.

And then there was the stuffing of the 12 figures to go inside!  So cute!  The panel is Joyful Joyful Nativity Stable by Stacy Hsu for Moda.  

So that's been the last couple weeks.  I think we are getting back into a good routine finally - it's really hard coming back from a long trip!  Maybe it's road trip atrophy - we were carefree for so long we forgot how to do our everyday routines!  And now we get to turn our clocks back, so who knows what that will do to my newly found rhythm...I'm hoping it will help me get those borders done on the Good Fortune project!  Don't forget to set your clocks back - it means an extra hour of sewing!  

1 comment:

Quilting Gail said...

You are getting a lot done!
Way to go!