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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Something Finished, Something New

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!


16 comments:

  1. Just beautiful ! Like to do one similar soon !
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  2. Love the teal and aqua quilt!

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  3. I'll be taking a look at the Ball and Jacks pattern. When I played jacks a hundred years ago, my ball was red. The jacks were a kind of shiny greyish color. Hmmmm... :)

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  4. Beautiful design, and I've always loved aqua with red. It reminds me of a 50's diner combination but you're right about what you said in your earlier post - if you pair red with green, it's too Christmasy; if you pair red with darker blues, it's too Fourth of July-ish. Red with aqua is just right!

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  5. You should buy a lightweight sewing machine just to set up outside on good days hun....The light it's the best and the fresh air is even greater yet.......And you can't beat the scenery with nature all around ya.... It's also great for the creative juices......Love your quilts your colors are pretty......happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  6. beautiful, I like the other to but really like what you did to it.

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  7. Truffles look great. Red and aqua play so well together.

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  8. My mom challenged me to a game of jacks when I was small. I thought I was so adept at it, until she kicked my butt, and brat that I am, I threw a tantrum. Your Ball and Jacks, however, would not induce the same result, it's very charming. I do enjoy patterns that showcase pretty fabrics like this.

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  9. Wow- you are on a roll! Your aqua and red quilt looks great!

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  10. Wow, I'm loving that red and aqua quilt! Such a great color combo.

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  11. Love the Truffles quilt! Just gorgeous!

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  12. That Truffles quilt is just SEW cute!!! I really love it!

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  13. Fab quilt, love the colours. Happy sew cute Tuesday

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  14. Wow, looks great!! The colors and fabrics look just perfect for the pattern!

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  15. I'm feeling the same way as you! It is so nice out, it is almost hard to sit inside and sew! I love the aqua/red combo in your quilt, it is beautiful!

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  16. Truffles is so pretty and I love the fabrics! Fall is my favorite too :)

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