Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Just in time for Halloween

Here is a little project I just finished last night:

It's a pattern from The Wooden Bear called "October Scare".   My local quilt shop had one as a sample and I couldn't resist giving it a try.  I had never done fusible applique before, so a small sample like this one was a good place to start.

I layered the fused pumpkin pieces with the batting and backing and did the blanket stitch through all three layers so that the quilting was done at the same time as the stitching.   The whole piece measures just 12 inches square.

It was fun to start and finish something all in the same week, and the whole thing was made from scraps.  I went back to the quilt shop and purchased  a snowman pattern called "All Bundled Up" that I will be working on next.

Isn't he cute?  I love the little stand-alone quilt stand that allows you to change out the wallhanging to suit the season. (sold separately, of course!)

I think there will be more of these in my future.

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Monday, October 4, 2010

October weekend

A busy weekend here in my neck of the woods.  My husband and I travelled 500 miles round trip to visit with family.  A lot of driving for one weekend, but the beautiful colors of Fall have started making their appearance and made the drive very enjoyable.  It’s not peak foliage yet, but it’s still pretty. 

curly tail Today I took Toby for a walk, and then we stopped and chatted with a few neighbors.  While we were standing there,  a car pulled up with a man and 3 kids.  He said that they were on a scavenger hunt for their church and one of the things they had to find was a person walking their dog.   He asked if they could take a photo with Toby.  Of course, Toby was delighted to oblige, so they all got out of the car and we got the picture.  The whole thing took about one minute and then they were gone on their way looking for the next thing on the list.
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