Happy Friday morning to all,
This has been a productive week for me and I’m contributing my new found energy to cooler weather. Finally I was confident enough of the seasonal change to take out my air conditioners. However, I won’t change over to my winter wardrobe for another few weeks. Notice every time you do that, the hot weather returns!!!
I’m deep into my new quilting books. This week I managed to crank out 3 SKINNIES wall hangings.
This Autumn quilt was the first one I made and followed the book directions. It came out perfect. As you can notice, the wall outlet is in the way. I realized that I should make the next quilt a bit ‘skinnier’. Also, most of the fabric is new. I went to the new super Walmart in Seabrook, NH and was thrilled to see their craft department was well stock with great fabrics. Won’t tell you how much I purchased!!! Love the sunflower fabric.This quilt I made a bit ‘skinnier’ and it fit into my space perfectly. Again, that gorgeous sunflower fabric. The pattern called for hand embroidering “Pumpkins 5 cents” but I thought I’d try it by machine. A thin zigzag and slow speed are key! A little echo stitching and stippling make the applique pop.FUN, FUN, FUN!! How cute is this Halloween quilt. I only have to add a fun button for the door knob. I liked the echo quilting effect so I continued it further on this quilt. I like!!! And, instead of appliqueing the faces on the ghost and pumpkin, I used fabric pens to add the features. So you all have to give these a try. The more you make, the better you get. It’s fun choosing the fabric and laying it out. I used the blanket stitch on my machine for all 3 quilts, something I’m still learning. These wall hanging quilts are a bit time consuming with all the machine quilting but again, slower is better.
I’ll leave you with 2 birthday cards I made for family members. Two daughter’s birthdays, 9-17 and 9-19. Carly turned 30 on Wednesday and Jenn is 42 TODAY. Happy birthday girls!