Sunday, November 25, 2012

September and October Sewing and Stuff

 I think September is sewing month but most of my months are sewing months! Some more than others...but I've worked on a couple of things lately.  My preschool class started last week so I was busy the week before getting things ready and meeting the kiddos and families at open house. My husband got a new puppy to celebrate his retirement from 39 years of teaching. She's an adorable and very busy yellow lab.  Some of the pictures further down are from October too! 
We had lots of beautiful butterflies in our late garden.  They loved the zinnias that had sprung up all over the garden.  The late ones were gorgeous.  I guess we tilled in the seed heads from the early ones when we tilled in August.
My favorites were the sunflowers.
This is a top that I finally finished for my daughter.  I started the center about 5 years ago.  She wanted it bigger so I just kept playing with the borders.  I can't wait to get it quilted. 
Our quilt group meets at the senior center and these were a couple of very old unfinshed blocks that someone had donated.  They were up for grabs so I took them, quilted and bound them for table mats. 

The baby quilt is one I made for one of my daughter's college friends.  It's on top of my bed - therefore the quilt under it.

My "Love Shack" wallhanging that I finally finished.  It was from a class I took with Bonnie Hunter in January 2011.  It looks crooked but it's really not.  It's the photographer!
This is a donation quilt that my quilting group made back in April.  I finally got it quilted. We gave it to our Children's Center for an fundraiser they recently held.  I believe the pattern is called Arkansas Crossroad.
This is another donation quilt that our group made and gave to the Children's Center also.  I quilted it with black as it has a black backing. 


  1. you've been busy-love all the quilts-and what a cute puppy

  2. What great finishes!!! Wow! Love the bright top for your daughter - bright & happy :*) And you did a great job of making those old blocks sing - the tablemats are perfect!

    And that puppy is absolutely the cutest thing ever!!!