Sure feels like a Monday. Wow. I got up at 5:30 this morning, yet I still feel like I have not gotten anything done.  Yet, I have. As per normal, I need about 4 more hours in a day to get all the things I need to done. Sound familar?

Block 3 – Monkeying Around.

What a fun and fast block to stitch! Again, if you’re just reading this I am using Redwork Gatherings from Primitive Gatherings available here. I am using a wide variety of backgrounds from the line. Directions to Block 3 here

Block 4 – Flower Power.

I love this version of a Carolina Lily Block. One of my favorites! Directions for Block 4 here. Although while I was visiting Lisa Bongean, her son Jake thought it looked like a Dragonfly. LOL!! Now that is all I see too! TIP: If I am making several HSTs for a block, I tend to prefer to use Primitive Gatherings’ triangle paper, especially if they are on the smallish side. That tends to be most accurate and fastest for me.

Triangle Paper Available here

Block 5 – Best Friends 

Best quilty friends like Lisa and I. ๐Ÿ™‚

I love each block more than the last! On this block, I used a variety of backgrounds. This block consists of several Flying Geese. Another tip of mine…I tend to like to use a specialty ruler for making Flying Geese. I make them a bit oversized and trim them down to the perfect size. Accuracy is important to me, so the extra step of trimming is no biggie. I love the Bloc-Loc rulers for larger HSTs AND  was also using them for Flying Geese. However, recently I tried the Flying Geese ruler from Creative Grids and found that I LOVED it…maybe even more than the Bloc-Loc. Sometimes, I think I push too hard on the Bloc-Loc ruler and tend to stretch my fabric a bit and then when I trim, I end up making my block a smidge smaller than intended. I do not seem to do that with the Creative Grid ruler. 

Directions for Block 5 here.

I love all things pumpkins! Scott says we are at capacity regarding pumpkins…turns out he does not believe we are as twice, yes TWICE he has brought home more pumpkins! I sent him to our local Family Dollar for canned pumpkin, but he came home with these darling pumpkins and I had the perfect spot for them on the bottom of my tiered rack. 

2 white ones and one orange. $3 a piece and they are cinnamon scented…good deal! I picked up a set of these white pumpkins at Home Depot for $50. 

I love them! The quality is amazing. You can stack them or display them individually. The small, top pumpkin is weighted to keep them from falling over. So when Scott was out and about, I asked he to pick up another set, as I loved them so much. 

I like to mix faux with real pumpkins. I just need to add mums, but those require watering and by October…I am done tending to flowers. ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope you’re all stitching along with me.


  • Frog Quilter says:

    Love you newest pink block. Amazing decorating.

  • Janet O. says:

    I have been seeing your posts, but hadn't had time to comment until now. It is good to see you blogging again, Linda. Your blocks are beautiful. I looks forward to seeing them assembled and quilted as only you can do.
    Great shot of you and Lisa.
    It is time for pumpkin everything!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • gailss says:

    Block are so pretty and this will be a really pretty quilt….love your deco's and looks very fall-ish in your home…think everyone could use a couple of extra of hours each day and wonder why we always have more things left at the end of the day to do that are still on the list ๐Ÿค”

  • P Jarvis says:

    It does look like a dragonfly, so funny. Love all your pumpkins!! Everything is so pretty.