I've been working on lots of little things. I've been making more Santa's workshops. I have a bunch of little ones and big ones ready for quilting. I experimented with a bit of printing on the fabric...i think it's cute and adds a bit more fun.
I made a pillow for my bed from some orphan blocks that have been hanging around in the closet forever. Hollywood is one of my favorite Alexander Henry fabrics. These were supposed to be a part of the pinwheels in the garden quilt...another one languishing in the closet. I decided on a more muted, restful color scheme in the bedroom...light aqua and brown. Notice the headboard on the bed...another fabulous creation of my dad. He made that for me out of an old door that he had in his barn. Fabulous, isn't it? My dad never throws anything away. You never know when you might need something. Now that is upcycling!
I finally got the music is life mini quilts hung. I picked up these old windows at the city market a couple of months ago...these hang in the landing at the top of the stairs. It's fun because I can change the quilts easily as the mood strikes me. Thanks for the hanging idea John!
I finished Amber's block for the Common Threads virtual quilting bee. She sent a fabulous set of fabrics and some of them had little pieces of selvedges left on them. When I saw those selvedges I knew they needed to be part of the block. She wanted a scrappy log cabin block...I was so happy. I love making this kind of block. I think they are cute. I hope they fit the rest of the blocks for her quilt.
I could definitely see a scrappy log cabin quilt in my future with selvedges as the centers of each block. I need to get on that!
I need to say thanks to a couple of my new blogging friends, Dallas and Michaela. Both these ladies have offered to send me some of their vintage sheets so that I can add to my Monet quilt. It's not quite big enough and I don't have anything left that fits the look I'm going for. I appreciate their willingness to share and swap with me. How great is that!
Happy Halloween everyone! Here's hoping there is candy left in your bowl at the end of the night. My hubby's coming home tonight! All is well.