Sunday, October 25, 2015

Fall decorating and quilting

I hope everyone is having a wonderful time and enjoy the fall weather. We are getting a lot of rain, which is good, it's perfect quilting weather. Thank you all for the kind suggestions on the color of the binding. My 9 patch quilt is still without a finished binding. I haven't decided on a good color yet. Some quilts just take a little longer than others :)

Since the warm, hot summer ended, I've really enjoyed busting out a few fall decorations. Here is a batik quilt in fall colors on my chalk-painted bench near my entryway. Also, in the picture, is my favorite fall wreath on a really, really heavy iron mirror.
Here are a few more fall decorations in my living room. My coffee table desperately needs another coat of chalk paint. 
I am not going all out with a lot of Halloween decorations. After Halloween I'll turn the Jack O' lantern around so then it will look like a pumpkin with a light.
My fall candles melted in the garage and they're all in this weird shape, hahaha but it's still good for Halloween and fall. 
The fall mantel.
I finally got to sewing the binding on my Pinwheel quilt, the second pinwheel quilt I've made recently. 
I just really love Pinwheel quilts.  .  .and of course 9 patches too!
I didn't know what a bunting was until I started to google ideas for strings with flags on them. Here on the left side of my quilting room is a chalk-painted kitchen table with glimpse of my new "Little Monster" sewing machine. My beloved Bernina died recently and it was just so sad. I love this corner of my quilting room.
I used my triangle ruler to cut the buntings. I made them double sided and turned them over. Easy as pie :)
Ironed the buntings down. I bought these double sided quilters tape for the "string" of the flags.
Here I was sewing the flags in between the bias binding. It went very fast and I love the end result. I might like to make another set in a different color.
Ta Da!! ...the finish buntings!!
This is the right side window of my quilting room where my longarm is. Customer tops needed to be quilted onto 2 different coat racks.
I finished my orange top so here the rows of blocks hang over the longarm. It will be sure nice if I can have this orange quilt done before Christmas. Are any of you working on a quit or project for fall?
Happy quilting :)
 until next time,

Friday, October 16, 2015

Nine Patch quilts

I love nine patch quilts. Look at this yellow and blue nine patch or single Irish Chain quilt that just came out of the dryer.
It crinkled up so nicely.
Here is another scrappy nine patch quilt. I ran out of the border fabric and have to decide on the color for the binding. Maybe pink or red?  Any suggestions?
Happy quilting!!