It's hard to believe, but October is nearly over! I've always looked forward to the end of October because it's my birthday (Saturday!) but also because it seems to mark the beginning of the holiday season. Now I'm like, "EEK!" because the holidays are coming up so fast. How about you?
I did manage to make some scrappy progress this month, though - hooray!! The most important project for the month was the memory quilt made from mens' ties...
...and that one is finished and ready to be delivered tonight! I love the way this one turned out - I just wish I felt safe in washing it so it would be nice and soft. But I'm worried about the different fabrics, so I'll be handing it over unwashed.
I need to make some of the photo blocks so I can begin to pull the sections together (my design wall isn't wide enough to lay out the whole quilt before sewing it up), but when I went to print out the pictures, my printer failed me and put a white line across the pictures. Thankfully I printed them on paper first! So now I have a new printer and will be printing those today.
Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get around to playing with the Latitude scraps this month, although I think I know what I want to do with them. I think they will have to wait, though. Christmas is nearly upon us!!
I am thankful for early mornings, though - I got up in the dark this morning and put the orange peel quilt on the frame, and now it's finished!!
This is what this quilt looked like at 6 am this morning... some pretty free-motion quilting! There's so much negative space on this quilt that I felt like I needed to do something a bit more than just a random meander.
The quilting took a while, but by 10 am I had a finished quilt - binding and all!
Here's a better shot of the quilting in the orange peel segments. They were fun to do!
I love this backing, too - not least because it was already in my stash! The colors are so pretty, though, and just perfect for fall.
And here's one last shot of this quilt before we move on to other things. Just because it's pretty! This is another quilt for #sewmystash2016...
Speaking of pretty things, take a look at these Hole In The Barn Door blocks from Chantal's blog, At The Corner of Scrap and Quilts...
I really love this creative use of those tiny scraps we just can't bear to throw away! This one is definitely going on my bucket list...
And now for November! Here's what I would like to get done this month... Obviously, Lilli's quilt is a huge scrap buster, and also needs to be finished in time for Christmas, so this is probably my top priority. I also have three other quilts to make before Christmas, (unfortunately not scrappy ones!) so I think Lilli's quilt will be my only scrappy goal for November. If I finish that early, I may start to work on those Latitude scraps, though, as a Christmas gift to myself!!
How did you do on your scrappy goals for October? What are you planning for November? I hope you'll link up and share what you're doing to tame this scrap monster...
... because I think he's looking a little more domesticated these days, don't you?