My RSC work is done for this month. Angela asked us to work some more with blue, but I've already done light blue and turquoises, and I'm itching to work with bright green, so that is what I did, making another hot air balloon block. This makes a total of eight.
I made a bright green placemat.
I love the back! This is fabric I'd bought many years ago to use in kaleidoscope quilts. It hasn't found its way into a kaleidoscope, so it's now on the back of a placemat, with the scraps now in the green scraps basket!
It really is a fabulous piece of fabric. I have it in orange too, and you may recall that ended up on the back of my orange placemat.
It is so satisfying, having used up a bunch of strings (never enough though; there's still tons and tons of 'em), a bunch of odd pieces and strips of batting, and several chunks of much-loved fabric for backs, to make this stack of placemats.
I was on a placemat roll, and decided to make a couple more in a fall theme. I've just bought the Patchy Pumpkin Farm pattern by White Plains Quilts, and I figured it was a good chance to try her pumpkin block. Then I had the idea to NOT use an 8.5 x 10.5 rectangle of fabric, but to make that rectangle using 2.5" squares, and .... ta-da!
I like doing non-traditional colours.
I just love the birch trees fabric by Jennifer Sampou. Perfect for the pumpkin background. I used the last of two chunks of fabric I won from Michelle at From Bolt to Beauty earlier this year.
The second one:
I had to do some inset squares in the corners of each backing, but the quilting hides it very well. I flipped the backing onto the front for the binding. There is nothing left now of either of these fun prints! However, they are going to a good home, where I know they will be used and enjoyed.
Pattern: modified pumpkin block from Patchy Pumpkin Farm
Size: 12" x 18"
Backing: 'Acornwood' by Wendy Kendall for Dashwood Studio
Quilted: on my Bernina
Quilted: on my Bernina
Threads: pieced on my Bernina with Aurifil, quilted on Avril with Sulky rayon and Aurifil cotton, Aurifil in the bobbin
Last month the cutest cat showed up:
Wendy at Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life made this DrEAMi, which, like my pumpkin placemats, was one that got a hold of her and would not let go until she'd finished it completely! A true DrEAMi. Wendy is owned by the cutest ginger cat named Wilbur, affectionately known as Wilbs. He, like all quilt room cats, supervises all the projects. Another QQCC: Quilt Quality Control Cat!
Let's see what squirrels have been scurrying around in your quilting room! Link up below.