Hello and Welcome October!!

It has been a crazy busy week around here… I finished the machine quilting on my Get Well Soon quilt and even did machine binding back to front with a straight stitch and it turned out awesome… unfortunately no final pics to show.. it is waiting for the hospital trip but I will try to get a photo this week to share next week with y’all! πŸ™‚

Each morning when I make time to enjoy a cup of coffee and hand quilt I have found that the results are exceptional!

I finished the left side of the heart ….

I managed to get the crosshatch for the heart pounced onto the heart… I will go over it with my chalk marking pen once I start doing the cross hatch… So this progress I am linking to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching gang HERE <<< Come on over there and see what everyone is up to… it is ALWAYS eventful on Sunday’s link up! This week Kathy also shows some of her fave tools for hand quilting!! 🀩

I bought a layer cake of gorgeous fabric and some backing fabric I may use for the background of the front too once I see it in person… it is a tone on tone and I ended up with a great deal on the Moda layer cake and backing for the bed runner I have planned from the same seller on Ebay!!!!

Above is my basic layout and block count for this bed runner… but I hope it turns out in mid to dark tones in the cross colors and lighter in the background to make the cross colors really pop! You can see in my graph papered layout that the top will measure 22.5 x 85.5″ but it will shrink with washing and be 20″ x 82″ or so once ready to gift… I am excited about this fun project….

The layer cake I bought this week!

My honey continues to be busy making and selling these wood indoor Barn quilts….

The links for the top two on eBay are HERE and HERE respectively and yes the second one is 3d bear paw!

Those links will open up directly to ebay on a new screen so you won’t lose your place on my blog either! lol

By special request of a very good bloggy friend … My honey made and mailed this one this week… it is called Card Trick and is a challenge but he was up for it!!!

If you have a special request for a quilt block up to 11 1/2″ square indoor decor type quilt blocks please feel free to email me or mention your interest in your comment and we can chat there off the post πŸ™‚ His work is professional and amazing *I am NOT partial about this either* He is a long time woodworker and it shows in his products and he loves a great challenge… And <<<< He got a couple new to us saws this week too… they look GREAT and work GREAT so the older tools he had for making these quilt blocks and future of outdoor quilt blocks will be much easier and safer for him 😊

Our butterfly bush shared two more fresh blooms to feed the last of the bees and hummingbirds before autumn is here for real…
3 new blooms on our little rose bush πŸ™‚ Will it weather it’s first winter in the ground??? Time will tell!

Thanks for visiting my blog today … hope you have enjoyed your visit and my wide range of sharing with you all! Please comment … I do try to reply to each one personally too!

11 thoughts on “Hello and Welcome October!!

  1. Gretchen

    The quilting looks so nice on Boho heart. I love the fabric from the layer cake package. The wooden quilt blocks are amazing! Have a great week with lots of happy stitching!


  2. Ivani

    You are making a wonderful quilting work on the heart quilt, it is lovely so far.
    Great layout for the bed runner, looking forward for seeing this one in progress.
    And your husband is doing pretty wood blocks.


  3. Deb A

    It is always so nice to stop in and see what is happening in your world. Love the quilt blocks your hubby is making but we are in decluttering mode right now. That new bed runner will be stunning in those colors. Have a great week Kathi


  4. kathyreeves

    That layer cake has me drooling, Kathi! You always make so much progress with your hand quilting, I need to follow your example, maybe now that canning season is nearly done. The bed skirt will be gorgeous, especially with that layer cake.


  5. karenfae

    the wood work looks great and well made I’m sure he will have luck selling some now that it is going into Xmas season and presents. The fabric looks great as does the quilting


  6. Karrin Hurd

    Gorgeous quilt, and love the wood quilt blocks. Too bad we don’t live closer, I could offer your honey woodworking tools or even wood!


  7. Cathie J

    I can’t wait to see my wooden Card Trick block. I love the pattern, but the name is a play on my maiden name which was Trick. One of the reasons that I am not in love with Halloweend. LOL. I love your plan for quilting that heart. I like the color of that little rose bush.



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