Pulled out a few Fall quilts to get us in the mood. My lemons that became pumpkins is still one of my favorite little quilts. The pattern is Freshly Squeezed by Gigi's Thimble that you can find HERE. Changing lemons to pumpkins works for me!
My sewing room has been in busy mode and I managed to finish two important projects. I finished my string pieced rainbow quilt that is being donated to the Halifax Ronald McDonald House as an initiative of the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild.
The 80 blocks were made using 9" foundation blocks of white tone on tones. I used some pretty colours from my stash and put them in kind of an order. I like the result and I hope the recipient will like it too!
Because the quilt is a little heavier with the cotton foundation, I used a bamboo batting that is supposed to be soft and drape well. It seemed to work for my edge to edge fairly large meandering free motion quilting!
This was the largest quilt I had quilted on my Pfaff Quilt Expression 3.5 so I was a little buried in the fabric! I chose to do essentially one block at a time, starting in the centre of the quilt and working out, tying off the ends in each block by stitching small stitches at the start and end. The quilt finishes at about 66" x 84".
My second big finish was my round robin quilt made by myself and three of my quilt blogging friends. We call ourselves the Nova Scotia Quilt Bloggers Quartet and you can read about the quilt and the quartet HERE. We are having our very own quilt show and sale this coming weekend as participants in the Nova Scotia Fibrearts Festival. Our show is being held at the Amherst Curling Club on Friday, October 13 from 10-5, and on Saturday, October 14 from 10-3. You can check out the brochure HERE.
Anyway, back to my round robin quilt. I managed to get it quilted and bound so now it's ready for its trip to Amherst to meet up with its buddy quilts! I have several pictures of it in progress, being bound, and then a few from the clothesline and deck.
It's a great day for quilting and enjoying Thanksgiving!