Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Autumn has indeed arrived around here

It may not be raining lots, but the grey and clouds and much, much cooler weather tell that autumn is HERE!

Got a back for this one.  I love that it is called "Hello Betty".  Doesn't that just sound like something from 1930.

And as I needed to visit a quilt store that I was passing (need being the important word there) I found some "neutrals" that all happened to be on sale.  And for one of them, as I bought the end of the bolt, I got it for 50% off.  Now how can a girl pass that up?

While on that little adventure I found some fat quarters that just called my name.  So I cut them up and made a couple of split nine-patch table runners.  So I got everything washed and ironed this evening.  Tomorrow evening is "Days for Girls" sewing group, with women mostly from my church.
Busy days.

Here are my "playing with FQ's"

Today was a mostly grey and rainy, but extra fun day.  We met our friends Maud and Alayne at the Washington State Fair.  Lots of things to see and try and wonder about.  The quilts are always one of the highlights.

The lady on the left was MOST anxious that I wasnt making photos of the paintings. A HUGE NO NO!!
But rather I pointed out that I wanted to show how the quilts are hung - very high. So here are some that impressed me:
This one was so intricate.  Alayne and I decided that it had to have been all reverse applique with magnificent quilting in the light squares. And it didnt win anything 
Oh well - different strokes, I guess.  Hope you're having a great start to fall.


  1. Beautiful quilts you show us here. Your tablerunners are lovely and of course you can't resist a bargain! Autumn is here too, lots of rain and grey clouds. I almost get up when it's still dark, to go to work, longing for spring already ;) Big hug from the Netherlands!

  2. Its always a great day when we get fabrics for sale, isn't it ? I specially like your first fabric and your tablerunner looks lovely too ! Greetings from the Netherlands, Patricia

  3. Good memories the Puyallup Fair, it's a Dear Jane which impressed you ; ). If you make one we can invite you to the Netherlands for an exhibition in the synagoge ; ). Love your fabric, seems to me a reproduction of the 1930s. The weather is awful here. I wish had took my sewing machine with me. But handquilting is oke as well.