Friday, October 21, 2011

Little Green Quilters' Update

I made a couple more of the autumn table mats.

This one went to my mom!

And this one goes to a friend. I used a couple of fun fabrics: the turkeys look worried, but the scarecrows are happy that the pumpkin patch is crow-free!
I hope it makes my friend smile!  Her daughter had major surgery last week to correct scoliosis. All went well and they are home from the hospital.

I made a pillowcase for her daughter; she loves horses!

 And my leaf collection is growing slowly; they look so beautiful!

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Little Green Quilters Update: AUTUMN!

It seems like every blogging quilter is posting fall, thanksgiving, and halloween projects. So, the purple round robin has been put away until 2012, and out came the fall fabrics and projects that I had tucked away.

First I had to make a table mat using Debbie Mumm fabrics.
 It measures about 16" around. Mine still needs binding, but the construction and quilting took less than an hour!

I put my Autumn Beauty blocks on the design wall. I started this one last year; what fun it is to pull out a project that has not seen daylight for a year!

 What a suprise to find orderly stacks of cut squares ready to be assembled into maple leaf blocks! I even wrote out my instructions! 

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Saturday, October 8, 2011

A Brief Distraction

In late March, a museum in New York City hosted  an exhibition called
Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts.
It has inspired many quilters to make red and white quilts;
I am no exception.

I started making what I call 'bow tie' blocks.
If turned the other way, the block is known as a 'spool' block.
 From time to time I pull out a red fabric and
a white fabric from my stash and make a block.
Here is my collection so far...
 Look what happens when I turn them all to spools
and then stack them, offsetting each row.
A very cool effect!
 Each bow tie creates four leftover half square triangle blocks,
so I put those into a 'bear paw' block.
 I love the bear paws!
I think it is fun to get two different blocks from one cutting!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

A Day Late....for Little Green Quilters Update....

No progress on UFOs this week, but I did make a couple of things....

A friend from church asked if I could make two crib sheets for her baby granddaughter.
"Sure!" I said. "It can't be that hard!" And it wasn't.
I followed an online tutorial; it was soooo simple!
 The fabric was amazing to work with, for it is high quality Michael Miller fabric.
One fabric featured owls and the other fabric featured hedgehogs. Very cute indeed!
 I used a little extra piece to make a rag doll to send along for the little girl!

 And then there is my garden! Carrots, tomatoes, and dinosaur kale. Yummm!
 This is my favorite of the bunch.
 We can leave the carrots in the ground all winter; they just get sweeter!
I let the last of the beans dry on the vine. The saved seeds will be planted next spring.
 My poor sagging hothouse has been placed over the tomato plants
 in an attempt to ripen the remaining tomatoes!
And my flower bed continues to thrive. The mums are beautiful!
The Civil War kepis are finished and have been passed out to the class.
I did not get a picture of the finished products.