Long time no blog post. It is middle of September already!! The girls have started 6th grade!! Hard to believe! The dance season has also started again…hopefully that means I will have some time for wool applique. My horrendous cold is still lingering. Can you believe that?? Ridiculous. I am thinking nothing that a warm weather vacation would not cure…I wish. I am thinking a little stay-cation is in order pretty soon, though. 🙂
I still need to do a post on my Grand Rapids AQS Show adventures. That was going to be the subject of this post, but I changed my mind at the last minute. I thought taking a little time for some piecing might help cure my cold as well so….let me introduce Haunted Little Houses.
It is a nice size. It measures about 19″x53″. I think when I started out, it was not going to be that big. Well, you know me and super sizing Schnibbles…go big or go home is my motto!! 🙂 I love the size, though. Perfect for the kitchen island. I used a couple of charm packs of Trick or Treat by Deb Strain for Moda and the sashing/border fabric is from Primitive Muslins by Primitive Gatherings for Moda available here. My all time favorite background fabric!! I am thinking once I quilt it, it will probably be getting a tan Rit Dye bath. Just to take the edge off the brightness of the fabric. I will post step-by-step directions if I do.
I am just starting to decorate for the season. Don’t you love the candy corn as fillers?? An idea I snagged off of Pinterest. LOVE Pinterest!!! Of course I had to buy extra candy…Alyssa thinks there is a new candy dish in the house. 🙂
I know many of you have probably already read Lisa Bongean’s latest blog post here. “Our” quilt (here) did not make the cover of Fons and Porter Love of Quilting. Yes, I am bummed. We hoped that since they waited until the holiday issue to publish the quilt, that we had a real chance for the cover. Please do not confuse my disappoint with not being over-the-moon excited about having a quilt that I quilted in a magazine because that is not the case. BUT we are human too, I think it is only natural that we would feel this way. 🙂
Hopefully, I can quilt Haunted Little Houses soon!! 🙂