It was a busy and productive weekend here at the Painted Quilt. Monday was Canadian Thanksgiving, so that translated into an extra day off to devote time to some outdoor chores in preparation for winter.
Mr. Painted Quilt and I spent about two and a half hours in our gardens cutting back the rest of the perennials, putting away lawn furniture and birdbaths, raking leaves and fertilizing the lawn. The bird feeders are out and the chickadees, blue jays and cardinals are happy once again. Thank goodness that job is done because winter…we’re ready!
We went to NY state on Saturday to do a bit of shopping and of course a day of shopping wouldn’t be complete without a visit to a LQS. I managed to pick up 6 yards of some Fig Tree Quilts fabric that was reduced to $4 a yard which is destined to be used as backing for a yet to be determined quilt. At that price, I just couldn’t resist.
I also found some cheddar and green Civil War fabrics that I needed for my stash. Somehow, I was lacking in greens but I solved that problem quite nicely. I also purchased some wide black rick rack and and a subtle fall-themed fabric.
One of my Christmas gifts this year is the Tisket-A-Tasket BOM quilt from Bunny Hill Designs that I am making for my friend Lucie. I completed the August and September blocks just recently and decided to assemble the nine blocks that were finished in order to save time in December when the last block will be released. I am doing this quilt in wool on cotton and although there are still embellishments to be added, here’s what it looks like so far. Of course I had to change the Scottie dog in the September block to look like Mac, our Westie.
I hope to be finished the October block sometime today. Then, two more blocks to go! I’m going to have to move quickly to get the last block done after it is released on the 5th of December because I would like to hand quilt it and have it wrapped and under Lucie’s tree by the 24th. Yikes! But I work well under pressure. *wink*
Have a super day and as always…