Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sunday Sewing

Here is my ABC BOW "F is for Fort" for the quilt along at Shush I'm Quilting. I have actually managed to get ahead on these blocks...I plan on starting the girl version soon! I just need to photocopy from the book for tracing.

I traced the rest of the alphabet and am looking forward to making this into a top. It is hard to see, but the puppy is ultra cute!

This UFO door banner I inherited from my sister. I finished machine blanket stitching around the leaves, the vine, the acorn, and the bird. There is a little embroidery that needs to be added, the veins on the leaves and "be thankful." I have not decided if I will keep it for myself or give it back to her. I sent her the two seasonal embroidery BOM quilts I had also inherited. I inherited the kits and I already had made the same ones for myself last year. I sent her fall and winter, but still need to start spring and summer. It is a long winter in Western Colorado and I usually get a lot of handwork done, so I should get to them soon.

This is the October BOM 6 inch for the Country Threads Free Sampler Pattern. I am making it entirely from scraps and my stash. I refuse to buy anything for it!

This is the 12 inch block for the Country Threads Sampler. We have been making a 6 inch and a 12 inch block each month since January.

I also spent a hunk of the day doing laundry, my favorite chore:), and making 2 kinds of shepherd's pie and a pumpkin spice chocolate chip bundt cake. I am hosting my book club tomorrow night. It is much easier to make the meal ahead of time and enjoy my friends instead of slaving in the kitchen. Fall has definitely arrived here, so I tried to make my menu seasonal. We will also have a spring greens, pear, feta, and walnut salad. We are discussing Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt. I liked it and I am curious to hear what everyone else thinks.

I have a few baby quilt finishes that I will post as soon as I can get outside and get some decent pictures.


  1. I love your fort! And that cake sounds delicious. Feel free to put a slice in the post :-)

  2. Beautiful projects and your stars blocks caught my eye.Have a fun week!

  3. I love those blocks! They look like churn dashes with pizzazz!

    Thanks for linking up at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation


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