Sunday, October 20, 2013

Fall Decor, finishes and...

YES, a new project.
My version of Kim Diehl's 'A Delightful Pairing' as seen in
American Patchwork & Quilting
December 2013
I actually tried my hand at machine applique with this project.  It went fast and looks pretty good, so I might use it more often since there are just too many quilts I want to make and I cannot do them all by hand.

I have so enjoyed seeing everyone in blogland decorating for what seems is a universally favorite season, Fall.  So here is a peek of a few of the fall quilts that adorn my home.
These wool pumpkins, a pattern by Little Bits by Joan, cheer up my hall tree stand.
My original pattern, Autumn's Bounty, looks perfect on our kitchen table.

The following two embroidery projects were so generously gifted me in 2011 by my friend, Debbie. I finally finished them both, although O' Pumpkin Tree is patiently awaiting its prim frame that my hubbie is making for me. As soon as he finishes with it, it will hang in a special place in my sewing room. Debbie did the handwork and all I did was the quilting.


I am making progress on both my applique WIPs.
Here is my progress on Snowbound by Pat Wys.
And,
another block for Le Jardin, by Bunnyhill.
I am trying to get one block completed a month.

Last week, my mom came to visit for a landmark birthday.
I turned the big 60!  It was a lovely visit and my DD gave me a great party.
They went home today and now I am celebrating by sequestering myself in my sewing room
...my idea of a good day!