Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Apple harvest finish

Another border fabric scrap turned up, and was enough to make a little table topper.  It's been hanging around for over 20 years (1994).  Time to move it along, don't you think?  Stack and whack style squares again.  This time I put little apple buttons in the centers.

When I was into French Sewing I made my daughter this dress from an apple print stripe.  The stripe of the fabric can just barely be seen in the skirt. The bodice was made of strips of the same fabric woven together in a basket-weave, so don't go by that.  It was an interesting technique. (That's Minnesotan for "I only did it once and won't do it again."  lol)

We've been making home made applesauce the past couple weeks from apples my BIL brought from their family farm.  Makes the house smell so wonderful!  I love apples and autumn days!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Sew Tweet - Songbirds finish

This little baby quilt has been in the works since May and is finally finished!  It's machine quilted with Baptist Fans. The curves make a nice compliment to the straight lines of music.

I simply adore it!  Maybe it's because I'm a musician.  Who knows?

There was a photo of a similar quilt in an old magazine advertisement, and I realized I had a leftover piece of that background fabric from IKEA.  Of course I had to make it!  Sew easy!  Essentially a background panel with birds applique'd on top.  Even the border is a stripe fabric and not pieced.

ME and Dr. B. say that their nursery will have a north woods theme, but if they have a little girl maybe I can convince them that this one will fit their decor.  If not, I'll have to make another one. What a shame (wink.)

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Circa 2016 top

Unexpectedly, I had time to work on a quilting project last weekend at the lake between mulching leaves and pulling out boats.  Circa 2016 from Temecula Quilt Co. came up north with me.  It went together more quickly than expected, and today I finished putting the borders on.

My little pieced blocks are in fairly random order.  Following the exact placement just didn't want to work out.  Sometimes I hadn't made the block, other times the colors I used didn't look right.  (Whatever possessed me to use gray backgrounds on a few??)

Fortunately, I had made enough extras of my favorites and it all worked out.  I even have enough left over to make a couple of small quilts for gifts.  Stay tuned!

Temecula Quilt Co. has pulled the free pattern off their blog now, but it can be purchased from their web site.