Since I last blogged, Fall weather has definitely arrived! Even though the trees really haven’t turned color yet, there is a definite “Fall feel” in the air. Now we need a jacket to walk the dogs, and the leaves are starting to collect on the lawn a bit more. I think Fall might be my favorite season! I love the chilly mornings and evenings, plus the smell of the neighbor’s wood fire burning. It is such a cozy time of year, leading up to an even cozier time of year 🙂
I hope for those of you who are sewing along with Maggie’s First Dance that your blocks went together quickly and easily. I have already seen some pictures of finished quilt tops. My, those folks were fast! Guess I better get my act in gear and start putting mine together soon. 🙂
I loved reading about all the projects you are all hoping to finish before the holidays! Some of you are well ahead of the game with just a binding left to do, while others haven’t even started. I try very hard NOT to plan to make gifts for others that have a deadline, because I am a shiny object girl and I KNOW I will get distracted by some different project before too long. But this year I am lucky, because someone needed a sample to photograph so I volunteered to do a table runner with some Christmas stitcheries. Well, they needed that sample last week to take photos and such, and this week it’s already on its way back to me. ALL I have to do is quilt it and bind it and I will have one hand-made gift all ready to go! Yay for me! Want a sneak peek? That is all I can show you, otherwise it won’t be a fun surprise for the person who I am making this for!
Okay, so I’m sure you would like to know who the winner was of those fabulous patterns that were the prize for October’s giveaway?!And it is…………Anne H.! This is what Anne wrote:
“I am working on quite a few things – but finished before Christmas? I have two things: I belong to a charitable quilting group. We challenge each other and I am to make about 20 small (30X30 up to 36X36) Christmas fabric quilts for the children in the hospital on Christmas day. I drag a few friends in to help. The other project I need to finish is a baby quilt, table runner and some pot holders before the church bazaar in November. Thanks for the giveaway.”
Congratulations Anne, I have emailed you and your prize will be on its way to you soon!
If you didn’t win this time, no worries! Like I promised in my last post, I am going to be holding my very own giveaway for every one of my very own followers! I had so much fun going and choosing some prizes, and can’t wait to play Santa , so stay tuned for that. ( and of course it will be OPEN to EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE!~ I love my international followers!)
Anyway, not too much productivity on this end ( see tablerunner comment above~ha!), but I did make a few more of these sweet blocks from a pattern that came in my Sew Sampler box from Fat Quarter Shop. ( I couldn’t stand not being part of the fun; I just had to join in :0)
AND I worked a little bit on the Cozy Christmas sew-along that Lori Holt is doing right now. I had finished all the “inners” of the blocks, and now am busy working on the “outers”, and some embroidery.Cozy Christmas blocks by Farmhouse QuiltsNext time I will share some more detail about the color choices and such! Until then, have a creative week!