Some of you are probably making your Christmas Wish List - are you adding more books to it? Have you forgotten all those lovelies sitting on the shelves? This is an opportunity to pull them out, dust them off, purge a few, but more importantly - use them. It could be the perfect quilt, mini, purse, or stuffie has been sitting right there for ????? many years!!
My selection for November's project was this pattern that's been sitting too long in my basket - "Harvest Home" by Jan Patek. But I didn't want to make it in it's entirety - I want simple and something that is more me.
I used her method of freezer paper template pieces and glue stick for the house. My glue stick must have been old as I had to pin like crazy to hold things in place while I stitched them with the blanket stitch on my machine. I have a bit of a crooked house, but my old house doesn't stand straight anymore either.
I love geese blocks so those stayed in the plan, but went with just a simple border to make this a 20" x 18" mini. And everything came out of the scrap baskets!
I have been asked if the Let's Book It will be continuing in 2015 - Yes! This is the charm pin that will be used next year and I have a new set of different quilt block charms to go with them. So while you are on holiday, browse thru those shelves of books, magazines, patterns, even computer files saved. I'm sure you will find something that stole your quilty heart long ago and forgotten.
We have the Barn Quilt Pin and Northern Star Charm for this month's link up. And I do ship international, so please share your link-up: