Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Scrappy Wednesday

 


Fall is my favorite season - cooler temps, calming colors constantly changing, the crisp smell of the air, and the seasonal fruits and veggies I love.  It has come at time that I need a little 'calming' with the loss of my brother and the more time consuming care of my Mom.  

It has me pulling out quilt tops that have long waited their turn for 'finishing'.  This is a Missouri Star Quilt Co pattern - I looked but couldn't find.  I think this was a challenge a few of us bloggers took - use your least favorite color - to make this pattern.  It was for layer cakes, but I just used up my accuming oranges (I don't use much).


I have gathered, bought, estate sales, and gifted a number of large pieces of fabric for backs (another reason these quilts sat - waiting on backing).  This very large floral print worked out perfect for this quilt.  I did just a large open meander using a thread called 'mellon' (goes with the season)  and framed it off with a black binding.

I've decided to sit out the rest of the year from participating in the Hops - I love to do them, but I need to get myself back on track.  I miss my daily blog reading, updates, keeping a fresh list of activities on my blog's side bar - so blogging needs more attention.  AND I am desperate for some ME time.  I am glad that our local guild has started back up from Summer break, as well as doing a few travel teaching classes before the snow falls.

Sewingly Yours,

Sharon 


10 comments:

  1. Such a bright and cheerful quilt finish, Sharon. LOVE the backing fabric you chose!! I will miss seeing you in the Hops, but we all go through seasons where we need to step back from certain activities. Enjoy some restorative ME time.

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  2. Great Blog with an excellent idea! Thanks for sharing your Blog.
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  3. Having some 'me' time is a good thing! Dive in with Autumn Jubilee and enjoy yourself in October!

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  4. You should definitely make the time for "me time". Caregivers tend to neglect their own physical and mental health, so squeeze in some sewing. The blog hops will be there and welcome you back with open arms when you're ready.
    Pat

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  5. Your quilt is very calming. Enjoy your fall and please, do take care of yourself.

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  6. That js a beautiful quilt Sharon. It is important to take time for yourself and look after yourself.

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  7. Taking some "me" time is a really good idea for you right now. It's hard to keep up with things when we want/need to care for those we love. Your quilt is really beautiful!

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  8. Care giving can be exhausting. I spent parts accelerating to most of 3 years with both my parents. Please enjoy your ME time.
    The orange quilt would be great as a donation.

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  9. Lucky you to have a quilt guild to go to! We currently are living remote so it would be like nearly 100 miles round trip to a guild for me. Enjoy the comradery and share what you learn at guid here, please.

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  10. Yes quilt is called stepup I believe and we did them. Mine too is waiting on backing to finish it. I also used oranges in mjne

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