Well I'm back today with something to show for my week. I have been doing a bit of this and that but my blogging mojo has been lacking. I think I'll chalk up my sluggishness to the 90 degree weather we had for the past couple of weeks and I hope that the glorious weather over the weekend will spur me on updating more often.
So I got all the blocks together on my Fall Birds quilt and all the pieced sashing using the Tranquility fabric from Sandy Gervais. I think I've created a bit of Fall...in little bitty pieces.
I rearranged the position of the birds since I showed this last Wednesday. I like this arrangement better, more balanced to my eye.
And this is what I have planned for the outside border - an inch of the pumpkin and a couple of inches of the olive green. I'm still contemplating how I'm going to quilt this one.
Last week my younger son assembled a little cabinet for me that I've had in the garage for eons. He did a great job on it and it looks so pretty in my living room. I'll show pictures when I put out my Fall decorations, hopefully later this week. The little cabinet cried out for a cute table runner... really it did, I heard it very clearly.(Hey along with my eyesight fading I may have a hearing issue but we aren't going to discuss it right now....LOL) I used fabrics left over from the Fall Birds quilts and one of my favorite patterns, the disappearing 9 patch.
However I've never made one with as small a starting block as this one - 2 1/2" squares for a little 6" finished nine patch. Oh my goodness, is this tiny. The penny is for scale. So I made even more Fall in little tiny pieces... I must be nuts!
The runner measures about 12" across and not quite 29" in length - a perfect fit! Now to drag out my pumpkins and leaves and scarecrows and acorns and squirrels and whatever else is in those boxes in the basement.