Sunday night was for pumpkin stitchin’!
There was time to spend a couple of hours after dinner just cutting up some greys, stitching some backgrounds and stems onto these beauties.
They make me smile so much! I think I’m completely addicted!
I first started these YEARS ago. The poor few assembled pumpkins with black background have lived in the orange string bins as a forgotten UFO for I don’t know how long.
But when following an Instagram challenge to sew with a “color of the week” in an effort to annihilate some scraps, they were uncovered, resurfaced and pulled front and center.
First things first: I had to re-measure everything because I had forgotten what I was doing.
And then I had to think on settings because I remembered why these stalled out. There had to be space around them for the pumpkins to float, and I didn’t like the sashing that was my original first thought.
And then an idea hit me:
More like a whole laundry basket hit me!
What if I used these beautiful greys instead of black?? And the play began.
And as of last night, this is what I have!
And there will be more! There needs to be MANY more.
And it may get set aside while I have to tackle some other deadlines as well, but I’m not letting them get so far back in line that I forget them.
This is likely NOT how they will end up…there are other things I want to add, but there needs to be more pumpkins first.
I am SO happy to be using these beautiful gifted greys that came from you! It makes me smile to touch each piece. To press, and cut and sew. I’m still thanking you!
And we had some Quilt-Cam fun in Facebook yesterday!
Pattie watching yesterday’s Quilt-Cam Live on Facebook!
Can you see she’s got me on her phone AND on her laptop? IT WORKED! She writes:
My husband is watching with me. He says he has never seen me so excited.Upstairs on my Avante is one of your designs. Mountain Majesties, Tumblers and Strippy X. Thanks for generosity and great designs.Pattie (Danni O'Brien) from Moreno Valley, Ca
Pattie’s Scrappy Mountain Majesties from the Free Patterns Tab.
Pattie, this is so pretty in blue and yellow!
If you are on Facebook, you can still watch Quilt-Cam by going to my Quiltville Facebook Page and finding the pinned post at the top of the page. It will stay there until we do the NEXT round of Quilt-Cam scheduled for Oct 25th, 8pm. [instead of 9pm. We are going into winter hours!]
If you are NOT on Facebook, you will find it now embedded into Yesterday’s Post and archived under the Quilt-Cam tab at the top of the blog.
And I can say this. If it lags, if it stops, if my lips are not in synch, it has to do with YOUR CONNECTION not mine. This was as perfect as perfect can get with streaming from a tablet with an external camera, and we went for about 70 minutes with no problem from my end, and that makes me SO happy.
I think this Quilt-Cam - the NEXT Generation - is going to help me reach more of you where you already are, in Facebook.
If you didn’t know where to go yesterday, IF you are IN your news feed or elsewhere in Facebook at the time I go live an announcement will pop up on your screen that says “QUILTVILLE IS LIVE” and you just click that announcement or come to my page to find it.
If you are on the page too early, you might miss it because the page has to refresh to show Quilt-Cam as the newest post at the top of the page. So keep refreshing the page until it starts. It’s something new, it may take a couple of times for you to figure out how to watch, but be patient. It’s there. You just have to find it, either in your news feed or on my page.
Over 1,000 comments. WOWIE!!
This screen capture was just after our broadcast ended. I tried to get one with a smiling face, but capturing a live video as a still photo while someone is talking is always a crap shoot!
While there was no way to answer each and every comment, I want to thank you for hanging in there with me and learning something new together. It’s going to continue to be fun. And we will continue to learn. We’ll do it together.
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
This I strongly believe. There is too much of this going on.
Just create from your soul.
Vintage string quilt found in Sisters Oregon. This one did come home with me! I wish I knew who this quilter was, she knew how to sew with abandon!
Have a wonderful Monday, everyone.