While it's slowly cooling down outside, things have
been quickly heating up in the studio. I completed both
of my September goals, made a bonus smaller version
of the second and now I'm well on my way to completing
my next two projects--maybe even before October hits!
But I don't want to get too far ahead of myself.
Those will show up soon enough.
Now, about those September Goals.
Who's got their coffee?
Alrighty, we're linked up to Elm Street Quilts
One Monthly Goal party so let's go:
My first one was to quilt and completely finish
Once In a Blue Pumpkin:
This quilt has been getting so much attention!
The bold fall colors are pretty striking but it's those
quirky blue pumpkins that are stealing the show.
I have always been crazy about pumpkins.
(Way before pumpkin spice lattes were a thing!)
How did I end up with blue ones?
80 x 66
Erica Arndt shows her Farmhouse Fall quilt in trendy
soft oranges, lime greens and pale teals. But when it
comes to fall in my quilt-world, it's the rich traditional
colors that my autumn-loving heart wants to work with
so I converted her colors to my shades.
I was a little hesitant to go with what I feel are
"fall blues" but you know that creative license?
Generally I'm pretty conservative with it but this
pattern has a fun feel to it so I thought, why not?
The longer I've quilted, the more I've learned to
listen to my quilter's gut.
(Not the one that wants to keep Peanut M&M's
in the sewing room; the other one.)
More pumpkins! This pantograph is a favorite and
gets lots of use. It always quilts up so beautifully!
My second goal was to make and complete
West Point Stars III.
This is an original so its construction took some
extra work and time. For future editions, I made
thorough notes but it's my intention that all
of my WP Line are one-of-a-kind.
However, for my sanity, and because they all feature a
three inch fussy cut West Point logo (special order fabric),
I'm making the blocks all the same size. This way I can
mix and match them throughout the quilt designs.
The quilting design is stars and ribbons.
Because WP Stars III finished up fairly large,
I wanted to have a smaller option available.
So I designed another:
West Point Stars IV is my Bonus Project for September.
All three of these are now up in my Etsy shop.
What a month, right?
And I'm still going so I can't wait for
October's Monthly Goal, er, Goals!