The daylight is getting shorter and the night’s cooler, and I think we will be welcoming an early fall here in Baltimore. I am taking these last precious days of summer to finish up some small projects of my own which I started last year. The Pumpkin Cat in the photo is one of them. This is a pattern by Helene Knott from her “The Garden Patch Cats” series and it will make a cute decoration for the fall. I have also managed to finish two very large personal quilts this summer and will write more about those soon. And, I have quilted many customer quilts this summer. Right now I am working on a beautiful applique quilt for a very talented local quilter and I promise to post photos soon. I am also making Edyta Sitar’s “Tree of Life” quilt which I will be teaching at Bear’s Paw Fabrics in early October. Bear’s Paw is hosting a half square triangle exchange right now, which is lots of fun and would work well with any of the projects in Edyta’s book called Friendship Triangles. For just a little bit of work, you will end up with a complete array of 2″ half square triangles.
Visit http://www.bearspawfabrics.com to learn more about this fun exchange. I understand it is open to anyone…even by mail…and you don’t have to sign up for the class to participate. The summer I have also continued my work with the wonderful staff of Statler Stitcher and with the Beta Testing Team of Creative Studio. I am looking forward to teaching at The Virginia Longarm Network’s “Birds of a Feather”, The Mid-Atlantic Longarm Quilting Extravaganza held in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in February, 2013.
Remember, Fall is for Finishing to free up those creative inspirations for your next quilting project!