When your current goal is to finish a bunch of outstanding projects, it's hard to come up with compelling blog topics. Right now I'm in the process of hand-stitching the binding on a queen-size quilt. I'm not one of those people who can stitch down a binding in one long session (carpal tunnel issues), so I try to do a little bit of stitching every day. I'll get this one finished eventually, but there are three more waiting in the binding queue!
This is the quilt being bound: Austen Family Album - a BOW by Barbara Brackman. I divided up my completed blocks and made two quilts with them. The colors are a little washed out here, but I love the soft look of the pink, yellow, and turquoise fabrics.
The first Austen Family Album quilt contained orange, green and brown fabrics. I gifted the finished quilt to my sister.
We're finally getting some cooler fall weather here in South Louisiana. I was inspired to do a little decorating. I purchased the turkey platter on the left at an antique mall almost exactly 4 years ago. After that first purchase, my Dear Hubby and I seemed to stumble across vintage turkey platters every time we went antiquing. Pretty soon we had a collection. My favorites are the ones with advertising for local furniture stores. They must have been premiums for folks who purchased furniture around the holidays.
We couldn't stop with just turkey platters, we had to start adding turkey figures, too.
My Halloween decorating is minimal compared to what I did when my kids were small. There's a closet full of Halloween decorations, waiting for grandkids or a garage sale, whichever comes first! I made this little quilt from brown and orange scraps and a great jack-o-lantern fabric. It's perfect for displaying some Halloween push puppets and wind-up toys.
And now it's time to go stitch some more binding! I hope everyone has a great week!