I started the morning with our October block for our VMQG meeting this week.
The idea here is if you make a Halloween themed block, you get a ticket for each block you make, and then are entered to win a bunch of the blocks - kind of a raffle, with spooktacular results! (haha - couldn't resist!) I made two blocks, so I'll get two chances to win.
After finishing two ghost blocks, I moved on to the next project, but unfortunately, I can't quite show you that one yet, as it is in the works for my 4x6ers postcard swap. yeah, I am really late! These postcards were supposed to be mailed September 15, but I'm still messing around with them! I can tell you that they involved some thread painting, and then today I added a bit of colour to them. I'm pretty happy with how they've turned out so far, and, I'm really hoping I'm going to get them in the mail before our November theme comes around. sheeeesh!
By then it was lunch time, and I had to stop, enjoy the gorgeous sunshine coming through the window, and get some sustenance. After lunch, I merrily started cutting sashings for my final project of the day. I had a set of charm squares that's been kicking around my sewing space for years - I'd say at least 6? I was so totally inspired by Krista's (yup - same Krista as above!) VMQG Robert Kaufman charm squares quilt - see it here, that I had to try it using this set of charms, to make a baby quilt.
Well, did you know that not all charm squares are 5" squares, and that you should always measure them first before you cut your sashings? I learnt the hard way!
Instead of being able to dive right into sewing my blocks, I had to trim them all down to 5" first. But, it did make a pretty little pile of scraps, don't ya think?
This pattern, which is a Malka Dubrawsky pattern, and can be found in her book "Fresh Quilting", is a really quick and easy pattern to sew up. Very conducive to chain piecing. Before long, I had all my blocks done, and was trying various layouts.
Got it all sorted out and had my top together, sandwiched, and quilting started before supper time! My kind of project! I quilted all over loose feathers, and by the time the day was over, only had a corner left to quilt.
Sunday at home I finished the quilting, machine bound it, and tossed it in the washing machine and this little quilt is done!
ps - I'm linking up!