I finished Fall Festival weeks ago but life has gotten wild and I haven't had a chance to post it.
This was the latest sewalong with Lori at Humble Quilts. It's from a Jan Patek pattern. The only change I made really was switching out the turkey for a cat:
He's Isaac, my daughter's fiance's sweet old cat.
Unusual, but this Japanese print made for a great binding:
My favorite block is this one:
And the pineapples, which will always remind me of my Mom (hospitality):
As you can see, I quilted it pretty minimally, and free form, mostly free motion - so fun! I mean really freeing and fun, since I am not a perfectionist;).
The best part of photographing this quilt was a nice visit from our neighbor with her new LAB puppy - I mean, could there be anything cuter! My helpers were David, and a young friend of a friend staying with us for the weekend.
And... after 11 years in this house, we move out next month to downsize. More on that later!
Here's a little treasure I found while packing. It's a letter my Mom wrote to my Grandma, in 1976 (bicentennial) - it's a thank you note for a red white and blue quilt my Grandma made for my little brother. Precious!
I almost forgot to mention - I quilted the words of a poem into the border of the quilt. It's a great Halloween poem.
All Hallows Night
Two things I did on Hallows Night:— Made my house April-clear; Left open wide my door To the ghosts of the year. Then one came in. Across the room It stood up long and fair— The ghost that was myself— And gave me stare for stare.