Barbara @ CatPatches is our inspiration for starting something new with no pressure to finish. I normally have something small, so a finish usually happens.
Again my official NewFO is for the Monthly Doll Quilt Swap Group. My partner and I agreed on the theme "Farmer's Market". Naturally a little dollie matches the front along with my signature label for these. Can you guess what is on the front?
We all go to the Farmer's Market to pick up fruits and vegies for those Canning Days. And I put my canning jars into a window box setting. It's a blurry photo, but take a close look at the string beans - Sharon's - couldn't have planned it. These came from my Mom's scraps and a very old fabric. There was just enough to cut the nine for the front and one to add into the pieced back. The bits and pieces were used to dress the dollie and that vintage fabric was gone.
I did get this completed this month after having to roll it over from the previous month. The EQ was loaded onto the computer, but yet to be played with. Still studying the manual and going thru some of the lessons. My SIL wants her next quilt designed a certain way (which I drew on paper), but will use EQ to put it in hard copy - I hope.
And the years of tutorials are finally on my header - don't know why my extra pages are above my banner, but I am not fiddling with it - might lose my whole blog and then I will have a heart attack!
And you've seen this already - my Rick Rack Ghastlies quilt. This was a very quick pattern with such a fun layout that I am planning another with some soft florals for the Spring.
I used Valerie Wells little wallet pattern to make up some gift card purses for the Make Christmas Handmade with SewCalGal.
This month's Simple Small Project was a table topper - there is quite a mix of fabric lines in this one, but I like the blend.
The last row for Quilt Doodle Row Quilt was a string of lights. I'll add the 'wiring' when this is quilted.
My blocks for the RSC14 were done up and sent on to Sarah and I am already seeing them in some lovely quilts. And my Marcus Brother QAL is actually a quilt finish, but it has been so rainy I haven't been able to take outside for a good photo.
The Country Corners blocks are coming along. I have yet to make the setting blocks - maybe in November.
The Charming Stars. I think I am going with 9 blocks (sashed) and then a piano border for a couch throw size. So this should be a flimsy next month.
And finally taking a day to slow stitch with Slow Stitch Sunday, I got this little project finished and fabric framed.
Of course the Little Letters QAL is still on-going, trying to finish up the lozenges quilt, and like the scrap idiot I am - started on the OMG quilt.
But I'm not insane - I'm using 1.5" strips and my pre-cut barrels to work this one instead of those tiny 1".
I'm surprised I got this much done with my Mom's surgery and care, a three-day Quilt Show, and a broken machine. Yes, the new machine I ordered came and was a total lemon. I think I got a factory re-built (not fully rebuilt) instead of brand new - it went back. I pulled my old Brother that has sat for 2 years 'frozen' to clean up - had a friend who was going to 'play' with it to see if they could get it working again. Well, I cleaned it up, plugged it in to see if it even was alive - IT WORKS!! So this is my piecing machine.
Thanks for sticking with me, now to push Bella off that quilt again so I can finish quilting it.