Thursday, November 29, 2012

Autumn Quilts

Has it really been a month since I last posted? Yikes! What have I been doing with all my time? It's bittersweet, but I've been cleaning out my sewing room to make way for the baby.

The good news is...

I'm finally in my third trimester! Whoo-Hoo!

The bad news is...

I have to fit a whole room of quilting equipment, including a 12-foot quilting machine and all my tools, into the rest of my house...somewhere! It hasn't been easy, but I'm almost finished. Things had to be separated. The quilting machine is now in the basement-luckily it fits! My regular sewing machine and all my fabric is now in a tiny corner of my bedroom. On the bright side, limited space means I had to reduce my scrap stash. It was a good feeling to get rid of some of those scraps I've been meaning to use for the past 5 years. I never would have used them, so it's nice to not have them hanging around haunting me anymore! Here's a picture of my little sewing corner in my bedroom. It's small but it works just fine.

Well, fall has come and gone, and with it two of the yummiest holidays-Halloween and Thanksgiving! I was lucky enough to do some customer quilts for each of those holidays. And I have to say how very therapeutic it was to quilt these. So, without further delay....

Halloween brought me a cute pumpkin quilt for a customer's granddaughter. I can only imagine the load of candy she dumped on this quilt after trick-or-treating!

Here's a close-up of the stars & loops quilting pattern. This pattern was requested by the customer, and I think it fit the quilt perfectly!

And for Thanksgiving...a 'Broken Dishes' quilt pattern that I think represents Thanksgiving very well!

 I loved doing the continuous curve on this quilt. It's a lot of ruler work, but so very therapeutic!

Besides cleaning out my sewing room, I've been working on my own creation-my baby's quilt. I just finished the top yesterday and am excited to put it on my quilting machine and start quilting it. I will be posting pictures as soon as I finish the quilting, but in the meantime here's a sneak peek to give you an idea of the color theme.

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