I recently finished making an ironing caddy for a friend. The pattern is Caddy Pad Pattern by Sister's Common Thread.
|Traveling Iron Caddy|
I also started a new quilt using the pattern 'X-Rated' by Carrie Nelson from the book Schnibbles Times Two. Her pattern calls for using a Layer Cake but I used 5 Charm Packs instead since that's what I had on hand. The fabric is Independence Trail by Minick & Simpson. I was glad I had a lot of floor space for this one since you have to lay it out in advance. Then you sew it together in diagonal rows.
I have it about half way pieced right now. The rows in the middle are really long now. I don't know what I'm going to do about borders yet, if I'll do a piano key border like she has in the book or something different. I think I'll wait until I have the center together and decide then.
I was really hoping to make Clover this month. It's the Schnibbles quilt designed by Carrie Nelson that Sinta and Sherri selected for October. I loved this quilt as soon as I saw it and was looking forward to making it.
However, this month quickly became busier than I expected and I had to put it off. I also discovered this quilt is laid out and sewn together in diagonal rows, just like the other quilt I'm working on, and to be honest, I didn't want to work on 2 quilts like that at the same time. I prefer not to sew long rows of fabric together (I get bored) and seldom put a quilt together that way. But I really like this pattern so I know I'll make it one day in the future, just not this month.
Other than that, I've been busy painting, painting, painting and making far too many trips to the vet. I'm really having a hard time believing we're entering November already. Does anyone else feel like the end of the year is coming way too quickly?
Our people must learn to do good by meeting the urgent needs of others; then they will not be unproductive.
Titus 3:14 (NLT)