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Friday, September 28, 2012

Autumn Strip Quilt

As promised earlier in the week - here is my finished quick & easy Autumn quilt. My son was sweet enough to hold it up on the front porch for me today so that I could take a picture of it. (we've been dodging raindrops off & on due to late summer storms)

This quilt was made using an autumn themed Jelly roll and 2.5" strips of a background fabric. The pattern is created using just 1 triangle cut repeated over and again. I'm teaching this class at Quilter's Corner on October 26th.

The finished quilt measures 55" x 66" rather than 49" x 60" as the pattern calls for - because I chose to make my outer border wider. Here are the fabrics I chose for my inner & outer borders:

And a close up of some of the center blocks:

What I loved about making this quilt is that it only took about 6 hours to make AND I have enough fabric left over from my strip sets to make either a smaller lap quilt or a large table runner. For those who may be interested, I found the pattern in a great book called Strip Smart Quilts.

I'm hopeful to have 2 more Autumn quilts to share here in October!

every quilt tells a story....

Monday, September 24, 2012

Busy with Jane

These are some of the little Jane blocks I've made over the past month. And here are a few of the triangles I've made:

Last week I worked on 2 corner kites and 9 applique' blocks. I'll share pictures of those once I've completed my last little block.

I'm excited to begin the first week of Autumn! Hubby bought me a beautiful jelly roll last month called Give Thanks by Deb Strain for Moda.

In addition - I've purchased 3 yds of a background fabric and cut that into 2-1/2" strips. Now I'm ready to make a super quick & clever Strip Quilt. Stay tuned for pictures of the finished top this week!

every quilt tells a story...

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Month #5 of Vintage Rouge

Here is my block for Month #5 of the Vintage Rouge BOM sew-along. It is the center block of the quilt.

I can't believe that 5 months have come and gone already! Next month is the very last part of this BOM program for our group and I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's finished quilts. I really loved working on this project!

every quilt tells a story....

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

September Redwork

I love this time of year! The weather is much more comfortable and those non-stop weekend activities seem to slow down a bit. (at least it does in our house)

One of my favorite memories of September as a child was going to the Orchard and picking enough Apples to fill a basket. This is a tradition that I continued with my own son and now I'm looking forward to my grandson's very first trip to the Orchard later this month.

In addition to making Apple Pies - I LOVE to make my own fresh Apple Cider! YUMMM...!

Wishing you all a Happy & Productive September!

every quilt tells a story...