More rain and cool weather around here.
Not having to water my garden is a nice little break.
I keep saying I'm going to start getting out my fall decor
but, other than the front door wreath, it hasn't happened yet.
Yes, it's very early but I like the way the colors warm up our home so
I usually start bringing out a little bit here and there in August.
I did get my August banner sewn up and there's nothing "fall"
about it so maybe it's just as well.
I whipped out September while I was at it but
it's just hanging out in my sewing room.
This month's banner isn't a favorite with me
but I didn't want to take the time to come up with my own
and it does make me think about buying a box of apples!
I have the Jacob's Ladder college quilt up and going on the LA.
This is my first go at this design so it's always a little frustrating that
those first warm-ups go in the border where the quilting shows the
most but I console myself that this is now the bottom (foot) of the quilt!
I think with keeping it slow and steady I will soon get it down well enough.
My mind is already wondering off to my next project.
I have several that I need to start but the Jacob's Ladder was really pretty
time-consuming and I'm feeling the need to relax and play around first.
This QAL showed up in my feed yesterday and I've decided to join in.
I'm a sucker for stars, and for quilt-alongs.
Unlike my BOM, I like that it is condensed down and will be done by
mid-October, especially if go the route I'm thinking--use up some fall fabrics!
I'm linking up with these today but I want to have another
"tear through my fabric" session just in case another idea comes to me.
I've had other fall quilts in mind for a while so it might be best if
I were to choose a different theme. I love that Melissa of Happy Quilting
has so many color options posted for you to get a better idea of
what you might want to do with all those stars, not to mention a
color page for you to play around with more.
I have a full day at the long arm staring me down so off I go.