Well, I didn't realize until I got ready to title this post that this is the third Tuesday in a row that it has rained! When I picked up my granddaughter today, she got in the car singing, "Rain, rain, go away, come again at a different time..." She hasn't quite got the words, but she got the sentiment right! Just a slow cold drizzle today, but enough to make you want to stay inside and sew!
So here's what I did today.......
|These colors are as true as I could get them with indoor lighting -|
all jewel tones and deep browns. The sun sets way too early these days!
Isn't it gorgeous? I used Karrie Lyne's Autumn Stripes tutorial - an awesome pattern that is so easy but looks like you slaved over it! (Remember the commercial where the mom threw flour on her face after making a batch of Rice Krispy Treats? Like that!) If you haven't tried this you really ought to - it's a sort of mock string quilt, without all the messy saving up of strings and foundation blocks, etc. Once I got the strip sets made up, it went together really quickly - I cut the blocks and pieced the entire flimsy in about an hour and a half! Minimal matching, and it's a little stretchy on the sides of the blocks, so making those seams match up was a breeze!!
So that's what I did with my Toddlerless Tuesday! And with this blogpost, I have made it through National Blog Posting Month with a post every day - woohoo!!! I don't know that I'll ever do it again, but I'm glad I did it at least once!!
It's December tomorrow - no more denial is possible! Christmas is nearly upon us!! How is your gift-crafting going? Or if you still want to remain in denial, what's on your Christmas wish list?
PS I've linked up to QuiltStory's Fabric Tuesday - be sure to check out all the neat stuff there!!