Tuesday, September 27, 2022

So Long, Susan's Quilters!

The dining room at Quiltville Inn has been reoccupied now that it is too chilly out on the porch for meal time.

Late afternoons for beverages and snacks are still a go - as long as the wind isn't blowing - but with October right around the corner, meal time festivities are moving INSIDE!

As you can tell, the food was delicious and plentiful - it is always so fun to see what quilters come up with when it comes to feeding their retreat sisters right!

Cheers, ladies!

Beating the incoming rain!

Oh, what a display over the porch rail!

We flip flopped between doing this on Saturday, or on Sunday - as the weather reports kept changing on when the rain was going to come in.

I'm glad we did this on Saturday - SUNDAY it poured.

Edyta Sitar design, Rhododendron Trail, Spiderman quilt for a grandson and a table runner, followed by En Provence!

So many samplers in this photo!  Each so unique!

I believe the string quilt is one by Evelyn Sloppy.

Boxy Bow Ties, a hand quilted double wedding ring in progress, several patriotic quilts and tops, followed by Narragansett Blues from MORE Adventures with Leaders & Enders!

Pumpkin quilt cuteness!

Unknown designer.

And one last minute 9 patch finish!

Thank you so much, Ladies! It was wonderful hosting you - we'll see you again next September!

Yes, I'm living the dream - it's more fun than I could ever dream up!

After waving off the last of Susan's Quilters and starting on the kitchen cleanup to find they have left me half a pan of pumpkin crisp in the fridge!
Hello breakfast! (YUMMMMY)

The rest of the day was consumed with getting 12 loads of laundry done and making things ready for the Shippenstitchers arrival tomorrow afternoon.

More of this happened.

I am currently up to 66 Triple Treat blocks and am OUT of four-patches! Oh, those old scraps - they are going down.

Since this is a year-long challenge, I will be concentrating on just making a huge variety of four-patches until I have enough to make several more blocks and will go from there. I'm thinking of setting the blocks 12 x 14 (168 blocks) or a quilt top that measures 72'' x 84'' before borders (if I do borders.)

That means I have a bit more than 100 blocks to go.  No problem.  There are plenty more scraps where these came from.

How are you doing on yours?

Evening snuggles.

So it seems that Ivy is having a relapse of her UTI.  Like - the antibiotics didn't quite kick it.  She has started her crazy behavior again, and we have an appointment with the vet this afternoon.

I'm hoping it's not a bladder stone or cystitis.  But we will see.  She is not herself.

It's a glorious fall day - according to the weather report we won't even hit 60 has a high.

The heat is on in the house, it was 65 inside this morning when we woke up.

Summer is over.

It's pumpkin flavored everything season.

And of course you saw that last week was the pattern release for Ditch Lilies!

WOW!  Just WOW!  I am so thrilled that you are liking this quilt!

If you love bear paw units, blocks that chain, and log cabin blocks - this is the quilt for you!

On the gift-away post you'll find a google docs form.  Just put in your name and email address.  The only thing it doesn't do is tally the total number of entries we've had so that you can see - but I can on a spreadsheet.  As of this morning there are over 2400 entries!

Please only enter once.

Our 2 winners will each receive BOTH PDF patterns for Ditch Lilies and Appalachian Autumn from me as well as a Facets of Orange Color Roll from Cotton to Quilts !

Such a great way to enhance your own stash of yummy oranges!

Summer Sunshine!

Ditch Lilies has been added to the digital pattern section of the Quiltville Store and the Quiltville Etsy Store

The introductory price has been marked 25% off - no coupon needed.  Sale price good through 9/30/22.

Scrappy Summer Blossoms in sunshine colors from your scrap stash! Easy to follow instructions, full color photos and graphics to guide you from beginning to binding!

Quilt Size: 90’’ X 90’’

Optional but helpful: Bonnie K. Hunter's Essential Triangle Tool and either the Simple folded Corners ruler, or the Simple Folded Corners Mini.

Traditional rotary cutting methods are given for those who don't have access to these rulers.

And don't forget that Appalachian Autumn is ALSO on sale at 25% off through 9/30/22!  Hurry and save on both! Sale ends FRIDAY!

Quiltville Quote of the Day -

Follow your own muse with blinders on. Can I get an Amen?
Pineapple Blossom quilt/ Pattern is found under the Free Patterns Tab at the top of the blog,

What's up for your Tuesday?



  1. Good Morning.....after making my guys breakfast I'll go downstairs to fini the leaf blocks for Appalachian Autumn...somehow even after counting several times I'm short one string block .so here I go again.
    Beautiful day here 60* high here.

  2. The pumpkin quilt is called Pumpkins, by Cluck Cluck Sew! I made one a few years ago, and I looooove it.

  3. More miles to go-HOME! Love the Porch Rail Quilts. The Pumpkins might be from Fat Quarter Shop. Hoping for a few more days of no rain. Harvest is over and the trees are turning. Have a Good Tuesday Choose-day! Nice haircut!

  4. My Triple Treat blocks are going slowly, but once I saw what you're doing with yours it freed me from the (self-imposed) shackles of "there must be high contrast!" All the medium values have been grabbed from my 1-1/2" squares container and put into service. I think I've got all of 4 blocks done, but the 4-patches are growing nicely and the rectangle+square sets are waiting in the wings to be mated with them. AND, I cut down all the scraps from my latest quilt and fed them into this L-E project, so that cleared some room from my cutting station. Yay!

  5. We are still in the 90"s here in So Cal High Desert!! Please fall, please????


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