Sunday, October 26, 2014

Design Wall Monday - 10/27 and a finish

I really didn't think I was going to get much quilting done this weekend.  The youngest grandson came over and we had costumes to make, pumpkins to pick and the fun fall goodness.  But someone got tired and took a nap.  Costume was finished in less than 30 minutes and daughter #2 helped get the baby quilt ready for a shower coming up.  Now that was definitely a Halloween treat!!  Pattern is a modified Owl Duet by Katie's Quilts and Crafts.  I did fusible applique with blank stitching around the shapes.  We got this together in one day, can't believe it!!  I've got it all marked and on the frame ready to quilt.

My's nieces mother in law re-did a room for the grand kids.  I made the quilt comforter and matching pillow shams.  Each grand child has their name embroidery on the pillow sham, so there's no confusing who's is who's! This little ensemble should like pretty nice on a day bed don't you think? Pattern is a modified Brick Road by Fons and Porter.  Batting is Hobbs Poly Down, pantograph is Contempo by Lorien Quilting.  Glide thread on top, magna glide bobbins.

Hope everyone gets more treats than tricks this year.  Here's a couple of pictures of the yard in peak color, just love this time of year.  Don't forget to check out all the link inspiration on the side bar.
back yard October 2014

front yard Oct 2014
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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Design Wall Monday and Happy October!

Oh Boy October is half over already and I haven't had a single post.  Well the entire month has not been without some quilting.  A sweet little McHenry Warrior need a quilt for the away games.   It gets pretty chilly here in the fall and those little cheerleaders need something to warm them up.  And look warrior colors are perfect for Fall aren't they?  Pattern is Blue me Away from Black Cat Creations - just modified a bit.  Batting is poly down from Hobbs, Glide thread on top.  I had a hard time with the thread color, Orange just looked to Halloween on the Black areas and Black was just way to dark for the Orange areas.  I ended up going with a medium grey, looks great on the black and blends nicely with the orange.  She picked a floral fleece for the back.  This should definitely keep her warm!! Pantograph is Fantasy Flame.  This was my leader and ender project while I was making the 100 quilts for Kids quilts,  came together pretty quickly.

I'm making a quilt for niece's mother in law.  She has a room for the grand kids and needed something for the day bed.  I think this should work, spanning many ages and also girls and boys.  This is Fons and Porter's Brick Road pattern just a bit modified again.

Went to a Purdue (I graduated from Purdue)  University of IL (daughter number 4 will graduate from there) the first weekend in Oct.  Oh my goodness it was sooooo cold.  But Purdue won and she had to buy cupcakes :)

Don't forget to stop by all the linky parties!  So many gorgeous quilts and projects out there.