Wednesday, September 7, 2011
The Aster is the birth flower for September. Our's are out - loving the plentiful rain, warm days, and cool nights. Such a display of inspirational color to creat this coming fall.
I made this quilt top using Moda's 'Girly Girl some time ago. I just haven't had a finish in a while so it was a good project. The pink/white heart border (also the back) is a perfect fit. 'Tea Time for Fairies' from Northcott. Tea parties, fairies, and little girls. I will donate this to our LQS who is collecting quilts for our area flood victims in need.
And I fabric framed and finished off the 'candlelight' cross stitch project. It needs a real good steam pressing under a wet pressing cloth to get those lines out.
Another rainy day and evacuation of the valley - just had to be busy, so pulled the old scrap tote. Need to make more 'boxed' 9-patch blocks for my squared up quilt and my 2" barrel was down to the light paisley spring colors.
I find pressing fabric and then cutting into workable pieces very relaxing. You get to pet each piece and remember the original project it came from. I of course got distracted and not only cut for my 9-patches, but re-filled my other barrels.
100 Quilts for Kids - visit Kate here for details.
Christmas Quilt Along - Sue at QuiltTimes is the host this Saturday. Don't fret if you didn't take part in the quilt along, join in with one of your Christmas Projects.
Quilt-Uberfest - visit Scot of BlueNickelStudios here for a fun time in October.
And to introduce you to a another fabric site:
Henry Glass - visit here and view fabrics and some free projects.
“Bravely my sweet flower resists
Heat of August, autumn cold;
And though she has amethysts
For her dower, and some gold,
Never roadside beggar passed her
Without nod from purple aster.”
- May Riley Smith