Tuesday, October 9, 2018

"Sweet Potato Pie"

This is a repeat only because I adore it so! I've still to get it quilted but want a Just Right look for it, so saving up for a splendid quilting to suit the pattern. It is called Sweet Potato Pie designed by Shelly Wicks and Jeanne Large. You can find the pattern in Tis the Autumn Season.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Harvest Moon

Jennifer Fulton of The Inquiring Quilter is hosting a special link up October 17th, and she is inviting all of us to celebrate Halloween quilts! I will be joining her and hoping you will too!

This particular quilt is an "older" pattern of Pat Sloan's called Harvest Moon. The pattern called for words on the quilt but I left those out. You can find the pattern in Folksy Favorites published by Leisure Arts. No compensation for telling you where to find the book ;)

This is one of the very first quilts I quilted a couple of years ago and I learned LOTS from my mistakes. I didn't tie ends, no good starting and stopping points... I just had no idea what I was doing. I still love it any way! What a charming little quilt for the season!

To keep in the spirit of Giving during the season, the following is a maple leaf block donated to my local Quilting Bees. It captures the essence of autumn in just one leaf! The block was made with left over panel appliques.

Friday, October 5, 2018


Today's Word Search Word is:

I was browsing my book collection for some holiday inspiration and came upon the best fall project.

It is a softcover book published by Art to Heart and is full of Autumn and Halloween themes designed by Nancy Halvorsen. There are quilts, pot holders, tea towel and stitchery projects to name a few. You can still find the book at your favorite on-line shopping resource!

As My Mother-in-law likes to say, "Happy Fall Ya'll" (yep, she is from NC!) 

Thursday, October 4, 2018



The earth has yielded its produce; God, our God, blesses us.                                                                               Psalm 67:6

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Canning ~

I love jars, I collect them with no bias. I just love them, but I love what I put in them even more.

Today's Word in the word search. 
With the garden's abundance of cucumbers this year, pickles were put in half gallon jars instead of the usual quart and pint size. They sure are delicious! I used random spices with extra garlic and hot peppers this year to make them a little more zingy. So Yummy!

Has anyone made one of those adorable Jar quilts full of food? I would love to see them!

Here is a beginner friendly pattern from The Spruce Crafts. This one looks like the one for me!

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Fall Word Search Puzzle - Apple

How appropriate! When I opened my little word search book for the day! Lo and behold! A puzzle for fall! Yesterday I talked about lists. I like this list too!
My hope is to choose one word from the list each day this month to create a post on.


The apples are crisp and delicious this time of year and the markets are loaded with carts, crates and boxes. Visit an orchard in your area for some tasty treats!
Or make a quilt featuring an  apple or Apples. This quilt is  my version of  Pat Sloan's Farmer's Market. Pat hosted a wonderful quilt-along and you can find it at her website. The pattern is in her book Teach Me To Applique.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Scrappy Pumpkin Pot Holders

Happy October Every One!

There are all those adorable signs and checklists of "must do's" for fall. In reality, there is a lot of work going on around the neighborhoods. Raking and burning leaves, cutting firewood and garden clean ups, just to name a bit!

But there is also the yummy fall decorations in all the shops! It gives me the itch to start making something for the season!

I visited a local thrift shop and got a good size basket of free quilting And other scraps with some bits of orange and yellow scraps, as well as a couple of quilt squares already pieced. This adorable little sailboat was one. Since I am in the spirit of Autumn, I chose to use this in the Autumn decor as well. I quilted it in brown and did the binding with some Fun Lime green bias tape to make a pot holder. 

Which led into using the rest of the orange and yellow scraps to make pumpkins! The first attempt was little off but the wonkiness of it suits me perfectly.

I used some super fun polka dots for the backing. Using up all the orange bits gave me 5 pot holders of different sizes! I think I'll be sharing ;) My mother-in-law was the recipient of these two. (She let me use her sewing machine, hehe).

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