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,