Saturday, October 10, 2020

Monthly Update - October 2020

 Looks like I am monthly blogger!

Lots of fun stuff to share since my last post. 

Hot off the quilting frame and promptly bound, "Fall Frolic."

This pattern is from Quilter's World magazine, Autumn 2016. It was a Breakfast Club project. I didn't change anything with this design which is pretty unusual for me...loved as it was originally designed. 

I probably say this all the time...but this is one of my favorites. I used only batiks in my stash and most of the batiks were ones I purchased when I first discovered how much I loved them. I remember buying the border batik at the Houston quilt least 20 years ago...WOW! Finally found the perfect pattern for it!

Not enough sunlight to show the quilting design...the sun is teasing my as I write...just hanging below the mountain tops of our valley.

A little slice of the quilting before it was pulled off the frame.

I started another Halloween ornament kit from Bucilla.

I'm so proud of myself to think of using design boards when working with Bucilla kits. It was fabulous to have all the tiny pieces stick to the quilt batting...and I even had some black batting leftovers just right for the size of design boards.

I finished a stocking for my daughter-in-law. It was so cute when I tried to get her to pick a stocking kit for me to make...she was completely overwhelmed by my stash.  I have hundreds of kits and then I showed her the catalogue with the new designs...too much information! So finally I suggested this one and she approved. She likes to bake so it works. 

This is, "Snack Time," Bucilla kit # 86655, from 2015

I had finished my son's stocking over a year ago but he still needed his name tag.

And another quilting technique was tried this month on a Bucilla felt project...using a Frixion pen to write the names on felt for personalizing. Perfection! I tapped the felt with a hot iron when done stitching and the marking line disappeared...though most of the ink wasn't visible after stitching. I guess I was most surprised at how well the marker worked on the felt. Several years ago I tried the purple marker that disappears with time and it never worked on the rough felt surface.

A little more detailed look...

I still have baby Kate's stocking to make but I don't have that kit in my stash. It's on backorder and I'm hoping it will be ship in November. It is a Christmas llama stocking. Looks like a pretty simple design so I am confident it will get made in time for Christmas. I definitely have one or two in my stash as a backup plan.

Two more Santa ornaments finished.
A vintage design from Sandra Cozzolino, Sante Klaas.

And Seal Leopard Santa from the 2020 series, Antarctic Santas.

And I finally found a Christmas fabric to line this tree skirt/table topper.
A vintage Bucilla kit that I cannot find a date anywhere in the packaging so a pre-1990s kit. 

Looks like this snow family has found it's home. 

It's funny to see the green leaves outside in this picture since all the leaves changed colors and have fallen to the ground. Ready for winter to arrive.


Ramona said...

I love your tree skirt! I looks like there were only sequins to stitch onto it. Is that right? Your backing fabric is perfect. Great finish on your stockings, too, and thanks for the tip of using a design board for the pieces! I'm going to start doing that, too. Love your fall quilt, too. :)

Mary said...

So many great projects completed. The batiks look so pretty in your autumn quilt.

Donna quilts said...

Your fall quilt is lovely and I like the quilting you did in the borders. I can see why your daughter-in-law was overwhelmed - so many beautiful projects that you've made, so I'm sure that the kits in your stash are equally wonderful.