Crazy that we're welcoming November already but there it is.
Well what better way to start off a major month
of sewing than with a great finish?
The Halloween quilt is completely done!
It seems like whenever I make a "controlled scrappy" quilt,
I have the most fun. I was so excited when I found out I had
just enough of the star "leg" fabric to use for the backing...
until I realized it really wasn't enough.
Peace Pieces will reign!
With plenty of squares leftover I decided to whip out
a nice "extender" making it just enough, and more fun.
I really need to add effects like this to my backings more often...
I threw around several names for this one and settled on
Maybe this is a kinda like buying Halloween candy for the little
ghouls and goblins that stop by...and then eating it instead.
This quilt is too yummy to pass out so it's a keeper.
(Guess I'll just have to make more!)
And what do you know? It's time to start on Christmas gifts!
So off I went today to the LQS's "end-of-the-bolt" sale.
($2/yd off all fabric, $3/yd off if you buy what's left on the bolt)
The above jelly roll is for my next quilt--a Christmas gift.
Today I found the very light ivory fabric for the background
and the green for binding and maybe a small border.
Next I grabbed just a little of this for some placemats that will be
a Christmas gift--a specific request to match a table runner.
More on that as I make them.
And lastly, to match the second quilt I'll be making out of the above
layer cake this month, I found these 2 yards left on a bolt and couldn't
pass it up. Every other fabric in the "cake" has a smaller print so I think
this would be great for a border. More on that one as I get to it.
I love the colors in both of these precuts so much but the deep rich
tones of this Kansas Troubles Fabric just gets me.
Trick-or-treat! Yep, this one might just be a keeper, too.
Pretty excited to start cutting into one of these new projects today!
☕ But first: coffee! ☕