Friday, September 6, 2013

Friday Works in Progress


I started two new projects this week. One is a table runner for fall. I won a charm pack of Posh Pumpkins from This n That fabrics, which is now, Sauder's Fabrics. They are also doing another contest and giveaways this month to celebrate their anniversary, so be sure and visit.

It has a lot of fun prints with fall colors so I went with half Square triangles and then played with them to get a layout that I liked. It is funny how one design can look different ways when it all goes together. I used a fall leaf fabric for the border, than black for the binding, I think it gives it a nice touch and contrast to the oranges. Of course, the minute I laid it on the couch to take a break, Moki jumped on it. He never sleeps on the couch, but if i have a quilt or rug item on it, he is there.

I am hand quilting with black pearl cotton, so hopefully I can get that done this weekend. I will also add a little applique to each corner, I am thinking a simple wool sunflower.


Another project is a fall wall hanging. The original pattern is Sunflowers and Scarecrows by Jan Patek. It is in the Fall 2011 issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects and she also has the pattern on her website. I decided to change the middle section and put my scarecrow in the middle. He is found in my Ebooklet, Fall is in the air. I will add details after I add all the appliqu├ęs.



I also wanted to share a prize that I won from Whimsical Workshop. I love Heidi's designs and when I saw Under the Sea, I loved it. Of course I will make my sweet grandson a quilt with it, but there is enough to make more, so I think a few charity quilts would be fun too. I was amazed at how much fabric I got and how beautiful it looks in person.



11 comments:

Karen said...

The scarecrow project got my attention. Looking good. I had some of the background fabric you used for the scarecrow. Long gone but I used bits and pieces in some different projects.

Anne said...

You've been busy! I love the little fall quilt. My Jack does exactly what your Moki does....no matter where I put my latest project, he's laying on it! :)

Kris said...

Great projects and super fun under the water prints!! It would make a great eye spy quilt!! And your kitty is always a special addittion!!

Anna said...

Watching you jump starts my own desires for Fall projects! I love the little scarecrow!

Julie Fukuda said...

I'm with the kitty on this one, I especially love that fall runner.

cucki said...

Aww I love the fall runner so much too :)
Huge hugs x

Allie said...

You certainly have your work cut out for you [no pun intended]! I love the orange quilt, and I think sunflowers would look awesome. I think Moki would approve as well. Your scarecrow looks perfect on that other little quilt, I love the starburst behind him. Congrats on your wins!!

moosecraft said...

Your projects are fabulous! I think I like the HSQ quilt the best! The black quilting is going to be perfect...

Raymond Homestead said...

Just love that scarecrow!

Carrie P. said...

oooo! i love your quilt.

Firecracker Kid said...

Ahh, Moki wanted his picture taken with your pretties. I just know I'm gonna love that scarecrow hanging.

Blessings,
Carol