It's Friday again - are you ready to get your whoop whoop on? I know I am - it's been a good day with a couple of finishes!!! All the cool weather we've been having has really got me into a craft-y mood and everything is clicking just right!
Today I finished this quilt for my father-in-law. We're going to visit him the week before Thanksgiving, so I really wanted to take it with us - it will be fun to see his reaction to the quilt in person!
He has just moved into an apartment in a retirement community, and mentioned that his rooms were a little bit chilly. He has a nice quilt for his bed, but I thought a sofa/lap quilt might be something he would enjoy.
He also loves trains, and I've been hoarding train fabrics for several years now, trying to get enough to make a quilt top. Unfortunately, adult train prints are few and far between - but I did have enough to make a nice back for this quilt! My husband thinks his dad may decide this is the front…..
And here's one last shot, just because it's pretty! I love the fall colors in this quilt. And just for the record, this is a very large disappearing 9-patch pattern - you make five 9-patch blocks with 10" squares, then cut them into fourths and re-arrange them. It takes 45 10" squares for a quilt that ends up about 56" x 70". A great pattern for a quick quilt!!
My other finish today was a creche to go in my nativity scene for Christmas. I wanted something simple but rustic, just to provide a backdrop for my figurines. So I took a pallet that we had hanging around in the garage and took out enough boards to build this...
This was the first time I tried using pallet wood in a project, even though I've seen lots of cute things on Pinterest. I learned something really important - you've REALLY got to want something made out of pallet wood to make it worth all the effort it takes to reclaim the wood! But the roughness of the boards was perfect for this project - now all it needs is a star on the peak!
So that's what I'm cheering about this week -
can I get a WHOOP WHOOP??
And now it's your turn!
What are you doing the happy dance about this week?
Join the party and share - we want to dance along with you -
And it's always more fun to dance with friends!
Remember - it doesn't have to be a finish!
The party will stay open until Sunday midnight -
Hope to see you there!!