I got on a roll this week and finished the two most recent projects: Heart Strings and Pumpkin Patch!!
I had already started quilting the decorative design within each heart, I just needed to finish the ribbon candy variation in the background. I was surprised how quickly that went then had to decide what to use for binding. Some people make these decisions at the very beginning but I like to wait until the quilting is finished and then audition several fabrics for the binding. I went with a mint/teal dot fabric in my stash. This finished 48″ square and is available for purchase $75 plus shpg.
For Pumpkin Patch, I wanted to do an all-over quilting design but I also wanted to do something different in each pumpkin. I landed on meander quilting in the background and echo quilting in the pumpkins. I chose an orange thread for the top and a variegated white/tan/black thread for the back. I used one the same fabrics in the quilt for the binding and I used a decorative scallop stitch to attach it 🤗 This one finished 48×58 and is also available for purchase for $100 plus shpg.
With both of those quilts completed it was time to start something new, right? LOL It just so happens Fat Quarter Shop started a new QAL this past Friday which was perfect timing!! It’s called Sewcialites2 and it runs from Oct 21-Apr 14 and… it’s FREE 😍 Each Friday they will release a new block with directions for three finished sizes: 3″, 6″, 9″; I’m doing the 6″ size. I have a FQ bundle of Boundless Nectar fabric just collecting dust on my shelf so I pulled it down and found a rather bold choice for background that I *think* will look nice.
Whoowee, that yellow is bright! 😎 I’m keeping my fingers crossed it will look good once it’s all done 🤞🏼
I still need to make 5 more Swoon blocks so I think I’ll work on that this week. I also need to take my Elephant Abstractions pattern to OfficeMax to get copies on 11×14 paper. I plan to start that project after our Aruba vacation next month!!
Speaking of Aruba!! We’re less than a month away from a 10 night vacation in our beloved Aruba!! We haven’t been to there in 10 years 😲 I’m sure a lot has changed but based on the FB pages I’ve been scrolling through it’s still the best ever destination 😉
We celebrated our 37th wedding anniversary on Friday… wow, where does the time go!?!?! We went to dinner at Ruth’s Chris and had a lovely evening. DH got the petite filet and I got the garlic crusted Sea Bass… omg, soooo good! I tried to take a selfie with us together but I am just so bad at it… got these instead 😂
I just realized I forgot to mention DH got a new pickup truck!! We sold our Kia Soul (which I loved 😕) to CarMax and he got a 2022 Chevy Colorado Crew Cab. I have to admit it does drive nice and the gas mileage isn’t too bad, 24mpg on the highway.
I think that’s all for now… have a great rest of your weekend.