Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Leaves of Change

Well, I have managed to finish the maple leaf block and put them into a top now I need to decide what to do for a border. Any suggestions would be welcome. I guess I'll have to take the top with me to the fabric store and see what I can come up with. I'm wanting to do another one with a black background. I do have a border fabric for that one. This is one bright and cheerful quilt.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

This week's quilt

Not much going on here at the moment. I did get a quilt done for a
new customer this week. It is for her son to take to college.
I'm also making some maple leaf blocks hoping to get it made into a quilt top soon. I have about half of the block done. Thinking of calling it Leaves of Change ( a play of sorts on the election). Our ballots arrived in the mail today so now just have to make up my mind on which way is the better choice.

This afternoon when I went to check mail in the neighbors yard under a tree this is what I saw. As I was trying to get closer to take another picture a second neighbors dogs saw me, and rushed noisely to the fence - and then this is what I saw. Almost didn't get that shot they sure move fast. The first neighbor has apple trees in his yard so it is like a buffet for them. Well, back to the sewing machine to make more leaf blocks. A very good thing to be doing on a grey rainy day.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

What's New this Week

In the last week I have quilted 3 quilts. I've also decided that this fall I am going to make a Maple Leaf quilt. Every year I think of one when I see the leaves starting to turn so this year I am going to make one or maybe two. The first quilt I did this week was this one made with fall colors. I used the pantograph pattern called fall reward on it. The next one is for the same lady made with Christmas fabrics. Then today I did this one for a lady using her cat pattern to quilt it, and she used mouse fabric for the back and she cut out one mouse and put it on the front of the quilt watching all the cats.

Have another very busy pinwheel quilt to get done and one I am doing for a friend who is a BIG Packers fan.

I am planning on going to Innovations on Friday to see the quilts and the vendors. Superior Threads will be there so I can buy some thread to add to my quilting colors. Really like the So Fine thread they sell.

We are having some sunshine today, but by tomorrow it will be raining again in the afternoon. Well, guess I'd better watch a program I taped the other night so I can record some show while we watch the debate tonight.