Ahhh... fall is in the air. A front moved through last night and left behind cool, crisp weather; the kind of weather that makes me wish I could set up my sewing machine on my deck outside and just breathe it in. Fall is my favorite season, and maybe it's because the cooler weather makes me think of snuggling up with a quilt, but I especially love sitting down at my machine when there is just a little nip in the air. Yesterday, I was on a roll and finished up my red and aqua quilt, and I really love how the top turned out.
To me, the pattern looks like scrumptious little desserts piled on a plate, so I'm calling this one Truffles, and I can't wait to get it finished. The colors are so fresh and happy, and I'm also feeling pretty good about the fact that these fabrics all came right out of my cabinet. Hooray for stash busting!
The other thing that I have been madly working on lately is my Ball and Jacks pattern, and I am delighted to tell you that it is now available in my Craftsy and Etsy shops! Hop over and take a look. This is one of those patterns that has a "big bang for your buck." There is very little wasted fabric, and although the blocks are pretty simple to put together, the finished quilt looks much more complicated, so there is a big payoff. It is written in lap, twin, and queen sizes, and has full color illustrations and cutting diagrams included.
It is perfect football weather, and perfect weather for my city's local festival, which happens to be going on this weekend. I've been there all morning, working at my Sunday School class booth, and reveling in the gorgeous weather. My husband actually runs the booth for our class, so he and wild thing will be there all weekend long from sunup to sundown. Hmmm... I'm sure I can find something useful to do with my time!