No, not the picture. My brain!
I love these fall colors! I think it's a wonder that they are all on one bush.
Here is where I found them - in my Japanese Maple in the front yard. Of course, the sun went away right before I got out there, so it doesn't glow as much as in the sunshine, but still, I think it's beautiful. This bush just up and changed overnight about 2 days ago. Amazing.
I've actually managed to get myself into the quilt studio the last few days. I don't have any particular project that I'm focused on. Mainly I'm just putzing with a lot of different ones. These are my house exchange blocks that my friends in California are doing, and were nice enough to include me in the exchange. This is about 2/3 of what I need - we're supposed to make 12 blocks, enough to make a table runner. But it seems I always have to do something different, so I'm making 16 blocks to make a wallhanging.
Here are the other 8 blocks, all ready for me to do the stitching on them. We don't have to have these done until January, but I'm hoping to have them done before Thanksgiving, if not sooner. *fingers crossed*
Yesterday when I was trying to get some fabrics cut, Shade was "helping" by dancing right in the middle of it all. So, rather than cut something that shouldn't be cut, whether fabric or feline, I decided I'd better sit down and do some stitching. Shade likes to lay on the desk next to me when I'm sewing on the machine. So, when I sat down, he calmed down. Not having anything in particular to do, I decided to pull out the crumbs and work on some of that. I always leave some blocks started, so that there's a starting point when I want to sit and stitch for a few minutes. It eliminates the "brain strain" that could happen if I have to think about it too much! *grin* I got a few more blocks finished. So, I decided to see how many blocks I had. I had 57! The ones that I finished brought it to 60. They're all trimmed to 6 inches and will finish to 5 1/2 inches. So, I started playing on the design wall.
I had been thinking of adding sashing, but decided that was more work than I wanted to do for a charity quilt. Then I thought of putting them on point. I think I like this. I can't seem to be able to make up my mind about which fabric to use for the alternate squares, so I think I'll just use plain white. A nice clean look. So, now I'm back to cutting more fabric! But this one should be done quickly.
Guess what? I still have 40 crumb blocks left! Quilt seeds! To be played with and decided on another day. I need to sort my bin of crumb fabrics too. I've got too many itsy-bitsy pieces in there, and not enough of the larger pieces.
Last Friday I went to a Quilts of Valor sew-in. I got one quilt trimmed and ready for binding, but forgot my walking foot. so then I got a kit and started piecing. This will become a Disappearing 9-Patch. I've got all the strips sewn and now need to cut for the next step.