Saturday, October 26, 2013

Just Plain Nuts!

Better known as what a woman of a certain age does with herself at 2 am.
This is a 6 1/2" unfinished block.
It is one of my favorites from Liz Lois's book,
Just Plain Nuts.
My enabler, Debbie, sold me on the idea of returning to my first love, 
small scale piecing.
There have been requests at The Olde World Quilt Shoppe for a class on piecing miniatures.  Do you think I will find some other thoroughly insane quilters to join us in this venture?

I also finally put the binding on my daughters modern nine patch quilt, so I can take another WIP off the list.  Phew, just in time! Always have to finish something before I add another project to the list.

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!