I am overloaded on the Halloween quilty stuff but I do love the holiday and it takes very little to push me into making something new. This year I found a knitting pattern for a snowman mug hugger.
I was showing it to a few quilty buddies and one of them suggested I make a pumpkin version. It was such a small challenge so I went for it.
I've now made a couple and they are on their way to their new homes. I am making a couple of the snowmen for the Christmas holidays and I think I will maybe put a Dunkin gift card into an empty cup.
I am a member of Heart Builders Quilts. These are quilts made by teams which are sponsored by Cotton Cuts. On my team I am one of the top/flimsy makers. I receive a package of fabric a couple of times a year and get to make a 45 x 60 quilt of my choosing using that fabric and any from my stash that I may want to use.
Once it's done off it goes to my team leader who is also the quilter for our group.
Next on the list of accomplishments for this month would be this adorable baby quilt by Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts . The pattern comes in this small size and a larger size that one has 6 giraffes of different heights
I got this far last weekend (a week ago) before getting off track. I really have focus issues.
I needed a card to send with a gift and the cover of this book was flapping at me so I dropped everything and made this card.
Then I needed to send something to my sister in Jersey and thought about how cold it was getting up there. So I designed a card just for her.
Then I was following the Peek A Who? blog hop and on Elizabeth Coughlin Designs posting she offered this wonderful pattern and I fell in love and had to start it immediately.
I did get the stitching done but I really don't know what I want to do with it, too many ideas so it may have to wait til next year for a permanent purpose, the actual stitching is 6 inches square.
In the mean time I am really happy with them watching me from my design wall.
And then I got my act back together and finished the baby quilt this weekend.
I love the first picture of them on my lawn under a tree giving it great shadows.
And I'm including this one for the clarity of colors.
And of course one needs a photo of the cool backing that matched the colors on the front so perfectly.
There was a bit more sewing done but those shots will show up on November 8, my day to post on the Pick A Pumpkin blog hop coordinated by Carla at Creatin in the Sticks.
Hope to see you then.