So what do you do the weekend before your out of town family comes into town to visit? Clean your house? Grocery shop? Wash sheets? How about start a new quilt? Well, that is what I did three days before Nana and Papa were set to arrive. It was conference weekend and I figured that on Saturday while I was listening, I might as well be cutting out squares as well! I've been wanting to make a quilt with fall colors for a while. I don't know why I can't seem to get the concept that in order to use something that I've made during a season, I have to actually make it before that season starts. The problem is that during the season is when I'm in the mood to do it. I have to say though that it was kind of fun to be working on this quilt with all of the golds, browns, and reddish fabrics and look out my window and see those same colors outside. So anyway, I pulled out all of my fallish colored fabrics that I've been collecting for a while and got started. I wanted it to be the more muted fall colors, like when it's starting to fade a little- kind of how it looks here right now. I wanted it to be really simple patchwork, but it will have a double border on it. Then I will quilt it with just simple lines going through the squares. Hopefully I'll finish that in the next week or so, so it can be used while it actually is still fall!
Now, onto my NEXT finished project:
And if that weren't enough, I also finished my triple treat quilt and sent it off to a quilter in Maine. It was mailed back to me Wed so I'm expecting it to arrive TODAY! Hopefully anyway. So I guess I'll be spending the month of November binding quilts! It's good timing too because I've heard that this is supposed to be a hard winter- it's already snowed here so I believe it! So at least we'll have lots of quilts to snuggle up under.