Thursday, October 20, 2011

Some random stuff . . .

Autumn in Western Washington
I saw this tree the other day and couldn't resist snapping a picture.  Most of the trees haven't done much yet, but a few are in full swing.  Love it!

Back during the 1st week of the month, one day I got a surprise squishy in the mail.  Sweet Belinda over at Brown Dirt Cottage sent me these cute Halloween fabrics to use in the Halloween quilt I'm making.  Thanks, Belinda, I love them all.  Especially those skulls!

This month I was lucky enough to win the Block of the Month drawing at my local quilt guild meeting.  I didn't know it at the time, but these are Antique Tile blocks.  Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville had this pattern in her Addicted to Scraps column for Quiltmaker magazine in the Sept./Oct. issue.  My DS has decided he likes these, so this will be one for him.  I also received one  extra block kit to sew up, so I think I'll let him pick which fabrics he wants for one more block, and then we'll swap out that blue block in the 3rd row.  Add some borders to bring it up to a good size and voila!  Another quilt top.  Pretty cool! 

I've managed to get in the quilt studio a number of times this week.  No photos yet, but I'm making progress.  Hopefully I'll have some photos for the next post.

Giggle for the day:


  1. Wow! You scored on the Block of the Month drawing! Still haven't been back out to Washington yet...missed summer and autumn now. :(

  2. Now we know what it takes for us to be able to toodle around town in a limo...we just need to shop at the dollar store a lot more! Love the photo and the Halloween fabrics.

  3. That tree is so pretty! Most of our leaves have blown away, been very windy those blocks, good idea to change out that blue one though. The limo at the dollar store cracks me up!!!

  4. I think we are past prime for tree colors here. :(
    Belinda is a hoot! That face over the fence cracks me up. Lucky,lucky you on the blocks! They look so cool together and will make wonderful quilt!

  5. Hey there you! I'm just swoonin' over that beautiful golden tree!!

    Glad you like your halloween for gitten' them cut up!! HA!!!

    Sounds like you are feeling better and up to some sewing time....good!!!


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