Jaqueline's theme for October was Life in Wisconsin - well knowing nothing about Wisconsin I found that a bit daunting but Jaqueline sent some amazing "rural" fabrics. After months of thinking about them I layered them - I really love the egg fabric and wanted to use it.
For November Jody asked for a kind of drunk love log cabin block - I really like doing that block - its so improv.
I did make a small change after I saw the photo - I had used a small piece of white in a corner on the last row that just didn't work - so I changed it before I posted the block off :)
I also did the very overdue September long distance quilting bee block - Jennifer asked for a house block using halloween fabrics in black, orange, and purple - initially I fused the house to the orange background but as you can imagine as the house is also orange it got a bit lost so I peeled it off and put it on the black so it stands out - I was going for a kind of pumpkin shape for the black - not sure if it works but I'm happy with it !
I just need to applique the edges which I'll do as soon as my new machine arrives - Mum sent her on Friday so I'm really hoping she will arrive in the next few days !
I'm tossing up whether to use buttonhole or raw edge applique on this platypus block I'm doing for Jen as part of the Star of Africa swap - so I'll think about it just a couple days more ! suggestions very welcome! I've used mini bear fabric so there is a definite nap which I thought might suit raw edge better or even zig zag ?
Yesterday I sewed together my first top from Elizabeth Hartman's Inspired Modern Quilts craftsy class that I'm doing - its called scattered squares and I'm hoping it will be my first free motion practice quilt.
and wanting to get a good start on this year's swap blocks, last week I made the January blocks for our do.good stitches care circle.
So that's my start to sewing this year - hope you got a little sewing in on the weekend too :)