The trees have been beautiful this fall, but now the leaves are falling fast. This picture was taken about a block from where I live and it's a maple variety with tiny leaves.
I participated in a Bow Tie Block Swap organized by Barb at Fun with Barb. Here are the 4 1/2" blocks I received recently - all 82 of them plus 2 mini blocks from Barb. I sent in 82 blocks that I made and then Barb distributed the blocks she received from everyone and we got back blocks made with a huge variety of fabrics. Amazingly, most of them were with fabrics I had never seen before! Now I just have to figure out how I want to make them into a quilt!
This "I Spy" quilt is a cheater cloth that I won from my guild in Texas a few years ago. I decided it was about time to get it put together to donate. It was very easy to quilt as I just quilted along the lines and I like the way it turned out. I didn't even have to put a border on it.
The backing fabric is some that my GD gave me - I think she got it at Good Will - and it is perfect for this quilt!.
This is what I have on my design wall now. I saw this pattern, Oak Leaves and Turkey Feathers by Jan Patek several years ago, ordered the book and started it. Then, it went into a box and sat marinating for a couple years. I'm finally making some progress on it - I just added the pieced border and the skinny 1" inner border. I have the final border cut and it needs to be appliquéd with a vine, oak leaves and flowers. I was hoping to get it finished this month, but kind of doubt I'll make it, with the other things I have to do. BTW, it will measure 78" square when finished.
|Oak Leaves & Turkey Feathers|
In the mean time, I also quilted a queen size quilt and have been working on that. I'll probably set it aside to work on the Oak Leaves & Turkey Feathers border.
Today, I'm going to a local craft fair and then to a quilt show and Artist tour in Willamina, OR, a town west of here. I've never been to that town before, so it should be fun as I love seeing small towns. I hope you have a nice weekend! Thanks for visiting my blog.