Friday, November 2, 2012

No! Not November!

Already? It can't be November! The leaves have fallen and the temps are certainly much cooler. Baseball is done for the World Series title in the D, but still a fantastic year. We'll get them next year!

I've been to a couple more retreats and a Halloween party at The Quilted Cottage. At the first retreat, I worked on Lori Holt's "Cheddar Cheese and Crackers" quilt. It's almost a top.This was a quilt-along a couple of years? ago and then was published in a Primitive Gatherings magazine. I loved it the first time that I saw it.
At the second retreat, I sewed the second to last Cotton Club BOTM blocks. Four more blocks and I can begin the assembly of this one.

Had to have some fabric pumpkins for fall, so this trio was sewn and stuffed.
For the Halloween Party, Connie, Helen and I went as the Triple Crown in baseball. We each wore a crown, Tigers t-shirt and had baseball pins with  BA 330, HR 44 and RBI 139.
Today I finished the last quilt square from Lori Smith's #1 Package. Lots of HSTs in this one. Our club meets tomorrow morning, so I just made the deadline.
At my quilt guild, we are making simple applique blocks. For October, the pumpkin was the easy choice. Whoever signed up for this exchange, brings the designated block and groups of the blocks are given to the names drawn that evening. Some of the blocks are kept back for the end of the year. At that time, lucky members will get a whole set of blocks. (One of each design)


Andrea said...

I just can't believe it's November either - ack ! Love your stuff as usual. That background fabric for your pumpkin block is gorgeous. Do you know what it is and if it's still available - been looking for something like that for ages xx

Kindred Quilts said...

Sorry about the Tigers...but love your Halloween costumes! The Lori Smith blocks are awesome! I really like the purple one in the middle! Glad to see you back in blogland!

Carol said...

I said the same in the world did it get to be November! You have been a very busy girl...great projects! Love your Lori Smith.

Karen M said...

Anytime we get an extended season, we can't be too disappointed (I keep telling myself). I really wish our Tigers had shown their real stuff to a national audience, though. Love your blocks. Thanks for sharing.

TLC said...

But if it's November that means another Dear Jane Retreat!!

Lori said...

You've been busy stitching up a storm!! Glad you are back to CC&C! It is close to being finished!!

Solstitches said...

Lots of eye candy in this post Jeanne.
Love your Lori Smith project.
The applique pumpkin block is cute as are those stuffed ones.
Looks as though you had a lot of fun at Halloween.

Quilter Kathy said...

You guys have too much fun! Love the costume idea! And what a great mini block with all the HST's!