Sunday, September 26, 2021

Slow Stitching Sunday ~ Binding My Bats & Boos Quilt


My Bats & Boos Quilt, clipped and ready to bind. 

Today I added this bright check binding to my quilt and am slowly hand stitching the binding to the back of the quilt.

As always, Katniss is my faithful quilty kitty inspector for this part of the process.

This is one of my favorite parts of making a quilt.

I love sitting and hand stitching.

My favorite moment is taking that last stitch on the back and turning over my beautiful finished quilt. 

Hopefully, that will be sometime tomorrow.

Linking up tonight with 

Slow Stitching Sunday @ Kathy's Quilts

where there is always a lot of wonderful inspiration in the links.

Happy Stitching!

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Bats & Boos Is Quilted!


The quilting is done on my 

Bats & Boos Quilt ~ Started Here

I had not used my long arm in a few months. 

It is sew nice to be back to quilting.

I started by quilting a spooky cauldron smoke swirl in the borders and background. 

Then I added special quilting on each bock.

Here is one of the bat blocks.

Pumpkin Block

Ghost Block

Witch Hat Block

Center Block

I really enjoyed quilting this colorful quilt.

Time to bind my quilt.

I hope to have this on the way to its new home on Monday.

Have a Happy Quilty Weekend! 

Thursday, September 23, 2021

I Like Thursday # 109 ~ Happy Fall!

Good Morning and Happy Fall! 

The changing colors and harvest goodies 
makes fall one of my favorite times of the year.
I love everything about fall.

I love fall colors and quilts. 

 I love quilting fall quilts. 

I love the tastes of fall ... 

warm homemade soups and sourdough bread and croutons ...

... apple crisp made with fresh picked apples.

Happy Fall to all my blogging friends!

Linking up today with the lovely

I Like Thursday Bloggers @ Not Afraid of Color

May your days be happy and full of friendship and fun.

Have a Happy Thursday! 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Stitch Sew & Show ~ Week 37 ~ Back to Quilting


Welcome To Stitch Sew & Show ~ Week 37

I have been quilting my Bats & Boos Quilt.

Nutmeg has been my ever present quilty helper and inspector for this quilt. 

This is the first quilt that I have had on my long arm since early this year.

Where has the time gone?

Even Nutmeg looks puzzled.

Katniss is unconcerned.

As long as Katniss has her basket in the window, she is a happy cat.

I am quilting all over swirls of cauldron smoke on the backgrounds.

For the blocks, I am adding some custom free guided quilting.

It is good to be quilting again.

Last Saturday I started a new project for Sew A Jelly Roll Day

This was intended to be a quick weekend project with a purchased pattern.

First I decided to make a Jelly Roll Pumpkin Block to add to the project.

Then I decided to design another block for this project: 

Mini Pumpkin Blocks

 Of course, I decided I had to perfect the pattern. 

More on this soon.

Back to quilting bats and boos today.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Making a Better Mini Pumpkin Block


New and Improved Mini Pumpkin Block

Same small size

Same pretty fabrics

Looks more like a pumpkin ... ;) 

Many More Mini Pumpkins

(an Mini Pumpkin Tutorial)

Coming Soon!