I’ll show you a little bit of new sewing in a minute, but first I have news to share. My “North Dakota Landscape” won the judges choice in mini-quilts in the Holiday Memories Mini-Quilt Competition over at Celtic Thistle Stitches! I’m so excited. This is the first year for this contest (thank you, Fiona!), so there weren’t a huge number of entries, but go over and take a look. They are really great entries, with diverse ideas for portraying vacations from all over the world. So I am honored to win. AND…I won a batch of Oakshot Cottons, which was exactly the prize for which I was hoping. Thank you to everyone who advised and encouraged me in one of the few landscape quilts I’ve ever done.
I paper-pieced this little tree (please hum carols- so far all I’ve gotten is a Halloween carol!). I think it turned out beautifully, but I am not making another anytime soon. I like to sew big patches together. This was a pain.
I cut and sewed a bunch of triangles together for Step 2 of the Scrapitude Mystery Quilt over at Quilting for the Rest of us. These are only part of that, but I did finish the step. I found that I used a lot of a few medium and dark fabrics for this particular size, instead of being really scrappy. I hope that doesn’t mess me up.
And I’ve been working away at the garden: harvesting, pulling, replanting, mulching. At the risk of jinxing it, we’ve been having beautiful fall weather. I hope you have, too.
And I hope you’ve been playing with fabric.
I’m linking up WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.