Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Well, by my postal confirmation slip - my doll quilt got to it's destination. The monthly theme was 'Harvest' but I went with a Fall theme. The little crow is a Regina Grewe free pattern and the pumpkin I found in my box of printed off patterns so no tribute. I received this lovely little 'woodsy' girl fabric in a win maybe a couple of years ago and auggghhhh can't remember from who. But it was time to use it - and yes, bits of scraps from the stash.
*linking to RichardQuilts link a finish and Sarah's Whoop-Whoop
And the back is a full piece of the fabric. My label stitched and dolly is dressed in scraps from the quilt. A mix of machine and hand quilting was used.
I finished up Pam Buda's recent little Basket Stars quilt along. I used all scraps for this too, some of the fabric is from another quilter and is rather old - no print on the selvedge, so I can't name the line or designer. Straight stitch quilting, some tied, and little bitty buttons in the center of each star block.
And my poor New Home power work horse of a machine started limping - at a rather bad time too - so she is heading off to the 'hospital' for repair today. So the little back up came out. Oh, my SIL and I laughed every time I ran it. I swear it sounds worse than my blender chopping ice cubes!!! But it has a nice even stitch and constant 1/4" seam line - so piecing will work. This is the back to my Schnibble 'Speck" - decided to piece some of those pretty daisy strips. Yes, after every whir and chunka-chunka (and fits of laughter), we went to the computer to browse sewing/quilting machines and compare, price, and make wish lists ...............
TRAVELING STASH WINNER
Yes, the snowflake LARGE mugs came out as it has gotten rather cool at night - and that hot chocolate with extra marshmallows just works so well in these. NO I don't want to see snow yet! Congratulations to The Slow Quilter - ohhhh - a newbie to the traveling stash, too. I will be sending her an e-mail for post information and off that box will go. Thank you to all who posted comments - keep an eye on the 'luggage' button as hopefully a few more boxes will be on the move soon.