- the Austen Family Album block of the month by Barbara Brackman - I plan to have 9 blocks for this one which is a sew-along for reading/discussing The Jane Austen Quilt Club, by Ann Hazelwood (a terribly written book which claims to be a "mystery" but is as lame a mystery as I've read in a long time). Here's this week's block, King George's Crown, since he was king during Jane's life:
- A very traditional log cabin quilt set in a star pattern for Paul's great niece Tori, who's graduating from high school this coming spring. I want to send it to the long armer, so I need plenty of lead time.
- An off-white cardigan sweater I've been knitting for two years. This may yet be the year I wear it!
- A batch of nine patches in fall colors. I have some lovely batik to put between the blocks - to snowball or not to snowball, that is the question?
- A guild challenge piece. I'm hoping to make a mini this time, and we are to make the whole thing out of half-square triangles. My personal challenge for this will be to use only orange fabrics since that is my least favorite color.
- A guild mystery quilt starting soon - I have lots of Civil War fabrics set aside, but will they be OK for this?
- And ready to quilt are a granny square throw, my "ocean" quilt (turquoise scrappy with appliqued borders), and a little house wall hanging. I have the batting, and am waiting for one piece of fabric from Connecting Threads for one of the backs.
- Finally, the longarmer let me know that the two quilts I took to her at the beginning of the summer are ready to pick up and then, of course, bind. Phew!
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
...and an occasional night! Last night's Parks & Recreation Commission meeting got me home after 9 pm. I was too hopped up to sleep, so I got up and read until midnight. This morning, I got up at 6 am, fully intending to walk in the town forest, but it started pouring. That was fine with me, as I am feeling a little lazy today. I have been busy doing everything but quilt lately. The foliage couldn't be more beautiful, and there are lots of fall events calling to us. Chicken pie suppers - walks in the woods - plays and concerts! I did make 5 potholders and finished a table runner for the craft sale in November. I think that will do it for me - I have a lot of things all ready to sell, and I'd like to concentrate on finishing a few things now. That includes: