A lovely September-morning-hello to you!
Fall is just a couple calendar blocks away so I'm in my
"quilt everything" mode, and I know many of you out
there are the same. If you're not...well, why knot?
Make a list, post it and join all of us to-do'ers at
We'll encourage you to get things done!
In my three rounds of golf this weekend, I couldn't help
but notice the squirrels all in a panic. I'd like to think
it's a sign of an early winter
[Ha!--we set a record high yesterday]
but I'm sure it's pretty normal for them to ramp up
their activity about now. Either way, I can
completely relate to those panicky little critters!
I have my next few quilts planned but after putting our
fall quilt on our bed and seeing it constantly, I now feel
I just have to make another garlic knot quilt.
This garlic knot quilt was inspired by Debbie of
Stitchin' Therapy. God bless her. Did any of you
know Debbie? She encouraged me to make this
one and I think she was proud of my finish!
I love it even more than when I made it a few years ago.
Every time I walk into our room, the fall feels hit me.
Sometimes I wish I didn't even have to sleep! But gone are
the days when I could stay up into the wee hours sewing.
Somehow I'm going to have to find some extra time in my
days I think because there are already too many quilts
on my list and now I'm adding a garlic knot squirrel!!
But let's back up and see what I got done last week.
It was pretty productive so
1) Finish quilting West Point Stars 2
2) Quilt West Point Stars 3
3) Get pics of and create listings for all three quilts
I've started on the listings and snapped a few pics but
I'm waiting on weather and lighting to finish. It has
been frustratingly furnace-blast-hot and windy.
4) Keep working on Snow Day
There are quite a few low-volume fabrics in this
fabric collection. On a quilt with snow as the theme,
I like the idea of lighter fabrics but I might be
crossing my fingers on some of these.
As with the last time I made this quilt, I decided to keep
the trimmings from the flying geese. I really don't need
more HSTs but there are so many I just couldn't resist!
5) Finish Upcoming Projects Post
Posted here yesterday. You might find some inspiration
and maybe a quilt (or two?) you want to make yourself
so please check that one out if you missed it.
1) Keep working on Snow Day
2) Start pulling fabrics for Why Knot?
3) Make four pillows (8") from embroidery projects
A request from a friend and a surprise for her
daughter so no pics can be posted for now.
4) Finish those pics and listings.
We have at least a few cooler days ahead and this
is a priority. It has to be done in the next few days.
It's a pretty open week so I think squeezing in a nutty
amount of quilting seems doable--unless I'm on the
golf course with those other squirrels.
I'll check back in with you all back next Tuesday!