Catching up with Fall Festival (Jan Patek pattern).
Yesterday was a snowy day - perfect quilting day. Click here to see lots of other versions - thanks for the sew-along, Lori! The deadlines are so helpful in keeping me keepin' on.
I appliqued the stars (freezer paper on the back - invisible machine applique - messy but fun - and soaking the blocks to loosen the paper/glue did show me that the purple is not colorfast - good to know now) - then...
A little string piecing for the large star:
Reverse applique would have been a good idea. Next time.
This is my "new" sewing space - pared way way down!
We transformed my sewing room back into a kids' bedroom, for the purposes of showing our house:
We brought down all the kids books from our attic "book nook" -
But back to the point.... Fall Festival! Finally late last night as I was FaceTiming with dear daughter Kaela (a sure cure for the blues), I finished up this kitty cat (substituting for the turkey):
AND speaking of dear daughters, Noelle got engaged this week to her partner Keenan - they are so happy, and we are so happy for them!