Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by. In case you haven’t noticed there’s been a lot of Fall Fever going on here in blogland.
I have been seeing posts pop up here and there featuring some fun ideas.
I must admit that I am getting a bit anxious to put out my Fall décor.
However, for the last month or so all I could do is see stars. Now if blondes aren’t dizzy enough, we certainly don’t need to see stars! Yup, stars were popping into my head constantly. I was even seeing them when I laid my head on my pillow at night. Now maybe that’s not such a bad thing.
Here’s the culprit as to why I just could not get stars out of my head. For the past month or so I have been trying to finish this Fall quilt for my bed.
50 something stars later and oh don’t ask me how many half square triangles; it is finally finished.
Well, still need to bind it, but the hard part is done!
This pattern is called ‘Halloween 1904’. A few of my friends bought the kit. The stars, pumpkins, and moon were meant to be appliqued. Because my friend, Joyce didn’t applique she decided to use wool instead of fabric. She sewed them on machine with invisible thread. When she showed me hers with the touches of wool I knew I wanted to make it.
One thing that was nice is that I was able to use lots of my scraps. The wool would have been quite pricey, but my cousin, Betty had old wool from clothing that she let me use. What a price saver. I only had to buy a small amount of wool. Joyce gave me the velvet ribbon for the stems. Aren’t friends the best?
Here is a picture of me showing it to my quilt guild today.
Can I just tell you that honestly I think I made more mistakes on this quilt than all the other quilts I have ever made put together. I don’t know if it’s because I really was not in the quilting mood.(Trying to get a few quilts made for our guilds upcoming Fall Quilt Show), or that my knee was bothering me, but let’s just say, “It’s not my best work”.
If you’d like to see other wonderful quilts and a sneak peek of our upcoming quilt show visit the Kennel Girls Blog. Click on words and it will take you there.
I made it King size to fit my bed. Once I get it on there I know I will love it. I will use it Sept. thru Nov.
This post is turning out to be a bit long, but let me show you another quilt I just finished. Now this one was fun.
Remember, our new grandson, Will? Two weeks old last Fri. I made him a woodland quilt for his nursery. Easiest and fastest quilt I’ve ever made!
I was trying to hurry and get it finished so I decided to machine applique the owl and branch with invisible thread.
The best part is the soft fuzzy minky backing. The quilter did a cute oak leaf pattern. Hope baby Will likes it!
What have you been up to lately? Sure hope you haven’t been seeing stars!
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