Hello Everyone and Happy Halloween! I hope you are enjoying this weekend. We had a great day trip on Wednesday, but I thought I would do a separate post so this one doesn’t get too long. We are also finally seeing some color changes in the trees. The color is not as vibrant as last year, but it is still pretty. This week I was able to get the little quilts/pillow tops finished that I’ve been working on.
I finished the Pirouette Wreath Pillow Top that I made by changing the size of the pattern found in “A Scrapbook of Quilts” by Joanna Figueroa and Carrie Nelson.
The fabric is Christmas Figs by Fig Tree and all the half square triangles were leftovers from trimming the corners of the County Fair blocks.
The center of the wreath was just begging for some special quilting, so a holly branch was added. I marked the branch and leaves before quilting using an air erasable marker. I used a green 50 wt Mettler thread that matched the green fabric. Then I switched to a 50 wt Aurifil thread to quilt the tiny meander design to really make the leaves pop.
At least the pillow will be ready for the Christmas season. I haven’t worked on the County Fair quilt in weeks. I would like to have it finished for Christmas, too.
I also finished the pillow top and mug rug from the leftover star point trimmings of the Pumpkin Run Table Runner.
There were so many different ways to turn those HSTs. I’m really happy with this layout.
Since I went with the brown Fig Tree fabric instead of black, I can use these through Thanksgiving.
This week I’ll go back to working on the County Fair quilt. It’s time to start sewing the sashing and blocks together.
Don’t forget that today is the last day to use the coupon code FALL15 in my Esty shop to get 15% off everything in the shop including the project bags. Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!