It's that time again -- time to sit back with a good cup of tea and admire all of the entries for Amy's Fall Bloggers Quilt Festival. She puts an amazing amount of work into organizing and hosting this festival and I love seeing all the creativity in one place.
Sew'n Wild Oaks blog that got me hooked. Lynn designed the pattern and, after much ogling, I decided that I just had to make it. I've entered it into the Large Quilt category.
I got the crazy idea last August that if I put my mind to it I might be able to have it ready to be quilted and on the bed by December. If you follow my blog at all you will know that my quilts have very loooooong lives, so that was pretty wishful thinking.
This one was like a good book that you want to read again and again, and one that I am tempted to make again and again....M
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Saturday, September 17, 2016
So then I thought I'd try to add it to the Madonna House bundle, but just ran out of time. It might get there yet this Fall.
Pumpkin Patch at Midnight (which Jane is still very patiently waiting for and I am scared to quilt) but the scale is much larger - the strips are two inches wide) and I'm not convinced that it would look as good. So it's pinned and waiting for the final answer to appear....M
Saturday, September 10, 2016
So, by the time Anne was ready to go there were three more toppers to add to the pile.
There are three or four more cut ready to work at when I have the time, and hopefully done in plenty of time for the Holly Bazaar in early November (now watch - just because I said that I'll be burning the midnight oil to get them finished!).....M
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
There was a bit of high anxiety with this one because it is 44" long, exactly as wide as the backing, so I had to make certain that things didn't shift as I quilted. It all worked out in the end, which was a relief because I couldn't trim any from the top without distorting the pattern. I didn't think of cutting the backing lengthwise until today. Duh.