Autumn days are quickly turning colder and winter seems to be knocking on the door. Since I haven't done a random post in awhile, I thought that today I might give a glimpse of what I've been doing with my days:
Dorothy, the Cowardly Lion, and a baby Lady Bug invited me along while they rang doorbells and looked cute asking for handouts of candy.
Several lines of Bonnie and Camille charm packs all mixed together have made for some fun and easy quilty goodness.
Sewing the charms into groups of four gave me a starting point when laying them all out for a twin size quilt I'm making as a Christmas gift.After sewing together the rows, some hot pink paper helped me keep the rows in the right order while I pressed the seams. This just might be the easiest quilt that I've ever put together!
Speaking of quilts, these big guys, who live down the road from me, are sporting some pretty fancy ones!
Have I ever shared that horses are my mostest favoritist animals ever?
I think they like me too!
Another thing that I like is finding a new place to shop for quilting fabric. This fun find is in the small town of Jamesport. Jamesport is home to the largest population of Amish in Missouri.
I spied a few fabrics to add to my collection. One even found it's way into some Friendship x and + swap blocks I'm sewing....(show you soon!)
The colorful leaves were extra pretty around our yard this year.
But, the beauty is short lived and soon the branches were stripped bare. This will be my view out the window for the next four months.Vicki and I are having a ball sewing spider-web blocks from scraps. Her string pieced blocks has an autumn feel to them.
My spiderwebs are more of the the summer variety...sunglasses needed!
Last weekend, during an all day sew-in with the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild I had a serendipity experience: Krista was getting out her cute little Singer Featherweight at the table directly behind me. She soon realized that she didn't have a pressure foot and so I loaned her an extra that I had in my Featherweight case. I noticed that she and I were both sewing up some X and + blocks, but didn't think much about it at first. After about an hour, I realized that Krista is part of the Friendship x and + Swap!
How fun to meet a virtual quilting buddy in person! I also love how quilting bridges the generation gap......Krista is young enough to be my daughter!
I"m linking up with Cindy at Live A Colorful Life for Really Random Thursday.