Oh, my gosh! What a whirlwind month of quilting! I had so little on my plate for the trade show (Quilt Market) this fall, I was resting on my laurels and feeling quite smug about it, and then all of a sudden — BAM! — along with quilting three quilts that had to be done, I got asked to make NINE quilts, start to finish.
Then I got sick and could barely get out of bed for 2 weeks! So even tho I had chipped away at them for a little bit, it got down to crunch time, and I was not near done enough. So . . .
I worked 20- and 22-hour days for a week to get it all done, and still, if not for my sister doing all the bindings and sleeves, I’d have never made the deadline — whew! When it was all over, I slept for 11 hours straight, then woke up and started cleaning house! Thank goodness My Cowboy knows how to take care of himself AND me at the same time, and that he did most of the farm chores during this time. But wow! — when you let your house go for that long, it gets messy in a hurry!
But out of all that flurry, came a total of 105 quilt blocks made this month!
Here are some of the quilts I made . . .
This one is called Simplify, and it’s a pattern by Cluck Cluck Sew. I made it using Stitch & Sparkle‘s line of fabric called Tone and Tone. Any quilt you use this fabric in simply glows. They’re amazing pieces. (I made this quilt for them last year with this line, and I’m still in love with it!)
Stitch & Sparkle has a new line out called Impressionism Moment. There are seven colors in the line, and they wanted all of them used in this Vintage Daisies quilt. This is a pattern by The Red Boot Quilt Company. Even using the black and brown prints from the line, I like how this one turned out. I added in some of their solids to make it a bit easier to spread the colors around and for some added interest.
And finally, this quilt . . . I LOVE this quilt! It’s a Lori Holt pattern called Sew by Row. But let me state for the record that this is a LOT of sewing to have to cram into a short time. I would have loved making it a lot more, if I hadn’t had to be in such a hurry. I may try it again when I can take my time — or not! But still, it turned out so adorable, using their Impressionism Moment line along with more of their solids.
The other six quilts I made for them were banners for their booth at the show. I made 6 quilted banners, and if you’re on FaceBook, you can see some of the banners in their booth video from the trade show HERE.
Other than that . . . and yes, I did do some other sewing besides that this month! . . . I finished up a scrappy quilt for our monthly guild challenge, and have already donated it. I did a quick photo shoot in the driveway before leaving for the meeting, and Sissy and Sassy thought they needed to supervise! This quilt was made from a Kaffe Fassett pattern called Autumn Daze (I think — it’s an old old UFO, so my memory may not be serving me properly.)
I had a goal this year of donating at least 10 quilts to my guild’s charity projects, and this makes #9. I also had a goal of completing 25 scrap quilts, and this makes #10. I need to get steppin’ to get those other 15 done yet this year, but I have several others really close, so I might make it — time will tell. (You can see my original list of projects for this year HERE.)
So there you have it! My October in a nutshell. Oh, and did I mention that we have snow on the ground today? Happy Halloween!! I’m so not ready for snow just yet. Or cold, for that matter, but we’ve had the furnace on for a week now.
So now it’s your turn . . . How did you do making blocks this month?
For November, our goal is 35 blocks for a year-to-date total of 324. So close! Not much time left in 2019.
The prize winner for September is Cynthia. She’s made 435 blocks this year so far! Yay!
I think November might turn out to be a good month for staying in and quilting, so I hope we all have good numbers to report next time. We only have two more months to make blocks for this year — Happy Stitching!