Saturday, November 05, 2022

Porch Rockin' & Quilt Shop Hoppin'!

These lovely autumn days -

I know they won't last much longer, but it does my heart good to leave my QPO office and hear the sounds of conversation and laughter coming from the front porch.

Yep - the November Quiltvillians were enjoying the beautiful late afternoon after enjoying an outing to Quilts on Main in Galax - the newest quilt shop to our area.

I heard tales of plans for this fabric, and that one, and did you see the other?

I swear there are no happier faces than this:

Mine, all mine, all MINE!

Sew much fun!

Some finishes were shared - bordered and all!

This is Winston Ways from MORE Adventures with Leaders & Enders worked up in Christmas fabrics and colors - and it just sparkles!

While this looks like a two-block quilt, it's only one block set side by side - not on point. It's easier than it looks and would be great in any color plan.  

Kismet as a wall hanging!

Borders yet to come.

Happily Scrappily Irish from Adventures With Leaders & Enders is on the design wall, with plans for a beautiful dove grey as background in the alternate blocks.

This finish looks like one a grandson would love!

Album blocks in vintage looking repro fabrics.

(And a pincushion top in the making!)

Barb got her borders on her Punkin Patch quilt from String Frenzy.

Winter Blues looks wonderful in blue and yellow!

Beautiful Pineapple Blossom coming together!

Meanwhile, outside:

The chestnut trees decided to drop all of their leaves - all at once.  Seriously.  One day they were all there, the next - on the ground. All of them.

This was the hubster's job yesterday to take care of them all - leaf blower day.

He had gotten this far when I waved goodbye and headed off for my hair cut and errands day -

Hello from downtown, Mt Airy, NC!

Martha and I make our haircut appointments back to back so we can share the driving trip (about an hour) and make the most of the day.

Lunch out at Leon's in downtown, followed by haircuts, a trip to Dollar Tree, Aldi, and Southern States for feed for her cattle, chickens and goats.  We did it all.

And a new haircut seems to set everything right.  Self care is so important!

Lola was a bit indignant when I came in to feed her dinner.  "Where have you nee all day?"

The only fabric & thread time that happened for me was finding myself back at the hand quilting of my hexagon quilt.

At least it didn't involve any un-quilting!  

And if you've made it this far - the last thing I need to do with this post is draw for the winner of our Nov/Dec Quiltmaker issue!

Who is entry 1955?

Ellen Ichoche!

Congrats Ellen!  Please check your email inbox for your notification email.  Please reply with your mailing address and I'll get that issue right out to you.

I'm really enjoying seeing all of the Ruby Jubilee quilts come together!

Holidays are coming whether we like it or not!  And I have placed the PDF pattern for Pine Tree Point at 25% off in both the Quiltville Store and the Quiltville Etsy Pattern Shop. No coupon needed.

Sale is good through 11/23/22 (Thanksgiving Eve) so hurry and save!

And if you already have this quilt started as a UFO - maybe now is the time to pull it back out and finish it up!  I'd love to see your finishes.

And since we are talking about November sales and savings, here's something else you may be interested in:


25% off EVERYTHING at Electric Quilt!

YES!  That includes EQ 8 Software!

And it includes the Block Base+ Add On!

Click through my links to get there, and remember to use coupon code EVERYTHING to save your 25%.

If EQ8 and Block Base+ are not on your gift list - they should be!

Don't forget to sign up for our Panic in Paducah Book & Hand Dyed Fabric Gift-Away HERE.

Any plans for this weekend as we fall back an hour on Sunday??  (Not looking forward to it being dark so early - seriously.)

Quiltville Quote of the Day -

Of course this reasoning only works if I stop buying fabric. 

All bets are off! Lol!

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!



  1. All these pictures are so inspiring!

  2. Congratulations to Ellen!
    Love that Winston Ways quilt.
    Glad you ladies had a good time in no. Carolina.
    Another beautiful day here today ❤️
    Hope your Longarm gets fixed soon.

  3. Yum love those big deep porches on the Quiltville INN, looks so inviting and those happy faces are terrific :0). Happy Sewing!

  4. Loved the Winston Ways and Punkin Patch color ways!! Both extremely inspiring and beautiful! You are so right about the self care being extremely important! It looks like this group is having a grand time. Enjoy your weekend!

  5. That sounds about right...I should make by my 300th B'Day, too! Seeing different versions of your wonderful patterns by these talented gals is so inspiring!

  6. Fabric, What Fabric it sneaks in the house in Priority packages... lol. Had to get a few new colors for another SAL with Lori Holt. Waiting patiently for 20 more days.
    Christmas Gifts a plenty to get made before Thanksgiving. Good to share the ride for haircuts. I need a trim.

  7. I recognize the fabrics on the Album blocks as the state flower fabrics from In the Beginning. I purchased a kit from Hickory Stick in Hannibal, MO in 2013 & embroidered the state name in the center of each block. My quilter surrounded each center square with the state outline. It was made to celebrate visiting each of the 50 states by me and my late husband. Missed attending Quiltville this year but will be there next year.


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