Monday, October 29, 2018

A Scrappy Sunday

We are finally starting to go from green to gold but it's hard to appreciate the changing colors with all the dead trees lying about looking so sad.

 While I was sidelined last week with the itch that shall not be named, The Mister did a great job clearing the other side of the house. A pile of split wood is now where that huge pile of brush used to be.

Football started at 9:30 yesterday morning so I had the whole day to play. First up was chopping up the fat quarters for the fall batik quilt I had started what seems like ages ago.

I hadn't planned on using the greens at first but they were just too pretty not to so I did some backtracking with the center squares and made five more.

Now I am adding a scrappy border around them all. This is going to take a while.

 I also got the latest Dear Jane finished but oh, dear. It looks a little wonky in this photo. I swear I covered the pieces correctly and put them together using the pattern. Maybe it's the camera angle?

I also got more of the outside border done on the Dresden. Just looking at this made me itch last week but I had no problem at all working on it. I'm still rather bumpy but the worst is over.

Finally, I worked up the courage to start meandering all over the baby quilt. This took a lot of courage and a strong cup of tea. After what I did to Daddio's last quilt I really had my confidence shaken with this free motion stuff. So far, so good. I quit after just a bit to let that victory sink in. As much as I strangely enjoyed it, I really don't want to be picking this one out too.


  1. Wow! That's a lot of wood you have now. We noticed more color this weekend, but many trees have lost half or more of their leaves already. That Batik quilt is going to be GORGEOUS!! Glad you are (finally) beginning to feel better.

  2. Lots of quilt progress! I like the new batik top-looks like fun to stitch, too. Yay for the fmq win!

  3. You've accomplished a lot. I'm sure the Dear Jane block wonkiness is the camera angle. You do such a wonderful job with those tiny, tiny pieces.

  4. Those batiks are all so pretty! I'm itching to do more work on my autumn batik quilt, but I really want to clear out a few other tops first.

  5. I am so glad that you’re feeling a bit better. You certainly got a lot accomplished yesterday. Beautiful, beautiful quilts. You have so much more patience than I do.
    Blessings, Betsy

  6. All those blues --- so pretty together. I love the one with the little pine cones.

  7. I do love batik. You've been very busy and it looks good.

  8. I love the scrappy borders on the blocks and hope I can remember this for my next scrappy quilt. Your fabrics are just beautiful! The baby quilt is looking great. Guess you guys will have firewood for a long time. Glad to hear you are winning the battle with the poison ivy!

  9. Lots of beautiful quilt making going on here. I look forward to seeing your progress on these projects.