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Thursday, October 21, 2021

Nothing That a Bit of Scrappy Won't Cure!


I finished the quilting on Cherry Crunch!

The best part?  Giggling at all of the weird fabrics that went into it.  They span decades!

Amongst the favorites?  The Cat in the Hat in the reds, and some Kellogg's cereal prints in the neutrals.

There is even Pittsburgh Steelers fabric in here - not because I am a football fan, but because it came in a scrap box sent by a friend.

And I'm constantly continuing to test that whole "If it's still ugly, cut it smaller!" thing!

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

It All Started With Crumbs!


Another quilt reached its recipient, and just in time for Utah weather to turn toward winter cold!

Crumb Jumble was started while I was still living in Irmo, SC  like so many other quilts with blocks languishing in baggies until the overwhelming desire to turn them into "Something" kicked in to gear -

And once that "IN GEAR!" thing happens - watch out world, there is no stopping until done!

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Barely Time to Quilt!


Lola, evidently holding the quilt top center from sliding off the table to the floor - 

I've been working on this project mostly off, less on, for the past several months.

It all began when I unboxed a bunch of cut red half-square triangles that were left in a bag - remnants of my Hunter's String Star.

Leftovers.  There are always leftovers!  And sometimes it is just what I need to kick me into the next gear.

Monday, October 18, 2021

A Mid-October Weekend!



I am surrounded by glorious color!

That's The Hubster's shed you see front and center, and the colorful trees as backdrop are just magnificent.

They are quickly losing leaves and I have a feeling we've passed the peak of the season, but I'm so glad we got to see them against a beautiful blue sky - they appear so much more vibrant than against a cloudy grey.

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Capturing the Last Warm Fall Days -


Muddy Creek Misfits - enjoying what may be our LAST fire pit sit of the 2021 season!

It was unbelievably warm this week.  Temps near 80?  Mid-October?

Well yes, we are the south - but at this high elevation, the mountains are not usually this balmy!

We soaked it up like the troopers we are, declaring it was too hot for an afternoon walk, and enjoyed the porch with much hand stitching instead.

Because one must not waste gifted days like this, right?

Friday, October 15, 2021

Boxy Bow Ties - Release Day & Gift-Away!


Happy Friday, Quiltvillians!

Can you believe we have reached the middle of October?  Halloween is only 2 weeks away.

The time change is coming - many of us will be "Falling Back" an hour soon!

And as temps get colder and turn toward winter in this hemisphere, we are gearing up for snow days and loads of quilting in our cozy spaces inside.

If you are looking for an easy project with a big WOW factor - and NO TRIANGLES - my new printable PDF pattern Boxy Bow Ties may be just what you need!