After putting away the Halloween decorations, my kitchen table was looking really bare. I decided I “needed” a new fall-ish mini quilt to spice up my bare space. I’ve also been inspired by all the mini-quilts growing out there in quilt-cyberspace, thanks to Amylouwho. I was lucky enough to get one of those Moda mini (2.5″) charm packsin the new collection, Late Bloomers by Sandy Gervais in my Sewing Summit swag bag. Perfect.
I added a few prints from the stash – I wanted a little more orange in there – and voila: a nice, fall mini-quilt/table-topper extraordinaire. I was originally going to do something fancy, but in the end, I ended up happy with the simplicity of these random 9-patches. I sashed the blocks with some Essex cotton/linen blend. I love the texture linen gives and the blend makes it a little easier to work with. (I always get my Essex cotton/linen from Canton Village Quilt Works.)
I did the quilting myself – hence the straight lines – but I really like how it turned out. I’m getting more confident in my quilting skills. Maybe yet another good reason to make more mini-quilts. I may even get up the courage to try some free-motion quilting, one of these days.
And there you go. As many of you know it’s the Thanksgiving holiday here in the States. One of my favorite holidays of the year. We are having a lot of my family to my house for our Thanksgiving dinner. My husband is in charge of the Turkey again this year. Last year he tried Calli’s brining method with total success. (I tried making my first turkey 2 years ago and lets just say it was not a total success.) With my mom bringing pies and my favorite stuffing, things are looking good for a delicious thanksgiving feast. A win-win for all.
I love this time of year to contemplate all that I have to be thankful for. And while I’m here, let me take this opportunity to thank you for visiting this blog and for all the kind comments and encouragement that you leave. Happy Thanksgiving to you!