Saturday, November 1, 2014

Fresh Sewing Day

Happy November 1st! It has definitely came in like a roaring lion here in northern Indiana. From a beautiful 74 degrees last week end to a snow flurry filled 28 degrees last night and the wind is till blowing. So lets move on to something more fun -- a look back at last months projects! 

As you can imagine, the month was focused on Autumn and Halloween themed projects.
First up is my finished Birthday/Halloween quilt for my dear grandson. He was turning 6 and specifically request a "blanket" of Halloween fabrics.  So while this is very busy and not my typical style, I am happy to say that doesn't matter much when the little one loves it! 
Next up were my October bee blocks for That Stash Bee. I have so enjoyed being a part of this group! Lots of fun new blocks. Katie chose this one- called Maple Leaf; it is a free pattern from McCall's. you can find it here. It was very fun to choose fabrics for and sew up!
To be honest the majority of my time for the last half of October was spent making this fun tablerunner for the Handmade Autumn swap. It was one of those awesome times when it turned out just like I had pictured it in my head and sketched out. You can read more about it here if you would like. My partner loved it and that made all the work and worry totally worth it!
A quick project was cutting and sewing up my blocks for a Quilt Con 2105 Charity Quilt. I finished them up late one evening and sealed them up ready to send off without snapping a picture of them. So what you get to see is the fabrics my group chose and the trimmings. Really, we made different size HST's from all of the colors with one side snow and the other color. Now one of the group will be piecing the quilt and another quilting it. I can't wait to see how it turns out!

There were a few Oops, along the way to. But I try not to let them get me down. Like this self binding baby blanket - Oops! Obviously I cut the corners the wrong way, but it was late at night and the first time I had made this. I thought I had the corners just like the video showed--- uhhhm...guess not.  I just couldn't bring myself to make another at that time. So she will be receiving some fun, store bought baby gifts. And I will make another, another day. :)
I hope you have had a great October. I am looking forward to November and some fun projects to make and share with you!
Linking up with Lily's Quilts Fresh Sewing Day!
Happy Stitching!
11/1/14 Edited to correct a misspelled name. 


  1. it did that here last night , temps dropped like a rock

  2. from Lily's quilts link up party, I LOVE your runner you made, it is just perfect for the season, and your wonderful Maple leaf block and that is certainly a spectacular Halloween quilt!!

  3. I adore your table runner, absolutely gorgeous.

  4. You have been busy! That runner really is a looker...I think your grandson's I spy is the perfect amount of busy, I'll bet it is great fun for him to find the critters and "stuff". At least it was warmer today...not looking forward to the snow :( Flurries, not so bad but I know what's coming soon!!


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