Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

                         Happy Halloween from my house to yours!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Last Friday was the Halloween party at The Quilted Cottage. We had a smaller turnout this year, but it was still a fun day. I decided to work on the next quilt due for Jo Morton Club. That meant I needed 41 little nine patches in different blues. I had cut my strips beforehand, so I was ready to go. When I reached the 36 finished nine patches mark, I suddenly realized that I had done them wrong. Yikes! Here's a sample of the mistakes and one correct block.

The nine patches were to be set alternately with different 2 3/4" squares of the blues used in the blocks. I had carefully read how wide and how many strips of backgrounds and blues, but then proceeded to sew. After all, I know how to make a nine patch! However, a nine patch can have light corners or dark corners and this quilt was meant to have light corners.

Time for a plan B! Found this Andover print at the shop and decided I liked the
look of the little print with the dark blue niners.

I will have a show and tell at the club's next get-together. Mine will be a variation of the one shown.

I'm linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River today.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Rainbow Scrappy Saturday Blocks

I sewed a few little brown blocks for soscrappy's monthly color challenge. This block was shown on her blog here. I did turn the HST units by accident and decided to leave them that way. These blocks will finish at four inches. I will have fun playing with the secondary patterns. I'm linking with soscrappy today.

Jim has been picking lots of apples from our two trees.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Slow Stitching Sunday

Today I am working on a stitchery kit that I bought a couple of weeks ago at a quilt show. Kits are great to pick up and work on when you don't want or don't have the time to put items together for a pattern. I'm also linking up with Kathy for her Slow Stitching Sunday.

The burning bush is turning red and the leaves are falling from the trees. Won't be long now until I start my countdown for spring.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Mid October

This is my pile of fifteen double churn dash blocks made with scrappy reds and blues. It is an exchange in our guild this year. Every other month we will have a different block with specific colors to make. They will be swapped out and we'll get a variety of blocks back. I spent almost three days at the last retreat making these!

My Marcus Brothers Friends and Companions Mystery blocks are now a top! I was surprised that nine little 8" blocks became a 60 1/2" square quilt! This was a wonderful sew along.

The latest "homework" for QCU next week. When Moda University ended, our shop started its own school of higher learning. Quilted Cottage University meets once a month with different 'professors' giving a presentation each meeting. We are currently working on a mystery quilt. This is the current block.

And because she looks so cute, here's a pic of Annie.

                       Off to catch up on my Austen Family Album blocks.