The weather has been in the low 60’s all week, It rained Monday and Tuesday, but yesterday was gorgeous. After work, Ransom and I were out in the woods for an hour. You know one of the best things about Fall – aside from the colors – It’s the smell. We’re not going to get analytical and talk about composting and things dying, we’re just going to enjoy it because it happens just once a year. I don’t think any other “season” smells this great. Ransom is totally intrigued with the chipmunks and squirrels stock-piling for the winter.
I played in my sewing room while Chelsey and her friends had a Psychology study group. I never took Psychology—never wanted to know how crazy I was. But she’s really into it. Her first test is today.
Soooo, 5 days in a row, I’ve done some form of sewing. It really helps my attitude about a lot of things on a lot of levels. I think I should make it a priority.
O.K.—The Buggy Barn Quilt. After getting the 3 color groups lined up, I pinned the pattern to each stack.
Remember, fat quarters aren’t all the same size, so lining up is important. The next thing I did was cut away the extra fabric--- but don’t discard.
I’m going to add a pieced border, I’ve never made one, so this will be my first. You know why this will be great???
I never know what border pattern to do when quilting a solid border, so a pieced should be easier. The little scraps I’m going to use in my quilt journal. I even save the printed parts on the selvage that says the fabric name.
Fifty years from now when my great-great-grand-daughter looks that my quilting journal, think about it….. She’ll see fabric names and swatches—I think it’s pretty cool…
Remember this isn’t a paper-piecing quilt, it kind of a planned crazy quilt.
The next thing you do it start whittling away the pieces. I pinned each one because location is important.
You repeat this process for all 3 colors—
I’ve got a meeting at Chelsey’s school tonight, so no quilting but I’ll read about yours to make up the difference.
1. Sunny days
2. Ritz bits crackers
3. The car heater warming my feet on the way to work….