Monday, October 22, 2012

Design Wall Monday - October 22

Wow, what a difference three weeks makes!  The last time I blogged we were having beautiful autumn weather.  That's done - the leaves are all off the trees and we are into the gloomy, rainy part of fall now.  Yesterday I raked our leaves into piles and pulled up all the summer flowers.  It's time to put everything to bed for another season.
I've been sewing, too!  This is Winter Break from Weekend Quilts by Judy Laquidara.  I got this book as a gift last Christmas, and I've been wanting to make several of the quilts in it, but didn't have enough background fabric.  These quilts are big, and take a lot of background fabric.  I finally got a bolt of black and a bolt of white, so now I can really make some quilts.  This one was really fast and easy, especially after finishing Orca Bay!  This quilt was all squares and rectangles, so it went together pretty quickly.  It's ready to go into the to-be-quilted stash (a pile which is growing alarmingly tall).

This is Times 3 by Mountainpeek Creations.  I used all blue background I Spy type fabrics for this one, with tone-on-tone fabrics for the small squares.  This will be a donation quilt - I wanted to make one for a boy this time, so this one fills the bill.  It  has trucks, robots, racecars, pizza chefs, cats getting X-rays, pirates and lots of other stuff.  They should find plenty to look at in this one!  My stash of I Spy fabrics would be getting smaller if I didn't keep buying more every time I go anywhere.  The manufacturers just make too many cute kids prints.

And the September Banner of the Month is done!  There is a cat for Halloween, and then a cornucopia for Thanksgiving, and then I'll have the complete set.  I've really enjoyed making these.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Your Winter Break is just great. Love the colors of brights and black. The September banner is as cute as can be. Makes me want to get busy and do some wool applique.

  2. Wow! I can see why your pile of "quilts to be quilted" is getting bigger! Love both these quilts...excellent piecing! And my heart soars when I see that pumpkin...too cute! Thanks for sharing these incredible finishes!