Fall is in the air here in western Colorado! The leaves are starting to change and the mornings are brisk--it was 35 degrees the other morning when I left for work too cold for the convertible, but 82 degrees when I left work at 3:30pm. I pinned my Scrappy Trips yesterday and quilted it up the rest of the weekend. It is big--not too big to quilt with my Pfaff's 10 inch throat, but pretty much too big for me to pin--72 inches square. I may need to get another pinning table!
I quilted it on the diagonals with my big wavy stitch--it looks organic and adds some curves in the sea of squares.
This project tickles me because I bought nothing specifically for it--the pattern was a freebie from Bonnie Hunter, all of the fabrics were from my stash including the backing, and I finished off my roll of Warm and White batting (I already have another one still in the box).
At first, I thought I would use a black and white stripe for the binding, but I don't want anyone to limit this quilt as a Halloween project with the orange and white backing. I opted for a dark gray also from my stash instead.
I am not sure if I will keep this one or pass it on, but I did embroider a label for it. I will Slow Sunday Stitch the binding tonight https://kathysquilts.blogspot.com/2018/09/slow-sunday-stitching_23.html and tomorrow night while watching football. I sure hope that Fitzpatrick aka Fitzmagic leads Tampa Bay to their third victory!
I usually grocery shop on Sunday mornings at 8am because everyone is either at church or sleeping in. I hit Walmart and City Market (Kroger). I always make my rounds to the clearance section, but from some reason today I looped through the kitchen goodies at the Wall too. They had these 16-quart Pressure Canners for $15 instead of $65. My mom and I bought one years ago that we share, but it stays at her house, so now I have one to stay at my house if I want to can anything! They also had dozen packs of canning jars for $5, but I already have plenty in the garage, so I skipped them. I can't pass up a good, practical bargain!
Have a great week!