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Monday, October 31, 2016

A finish and what I'm working on.

First - I pinned and marked this quilt I whipped up this week while watching Dancing with the Stars.
I have had this Fig Tree Pattern and also her fabrics for several years and was in the fall mood so started it this past week.  The applique is done using the washable Ricky Tims Stable Stuff and school glue stick method.  Then machine appliqued it down with Aurifil's clear thread.  It went fairly quickly although pretty sticky.  

I also finished my Material Girls annual challenge quilt a week ago.  Our challenge this year was to make a quilt using Stack 'n Whack.  I wanted to something unique so I designed this myself.  This took me almost a year if you count from fabric purchasing to the end.  I bought this fabric on my way to the Road to California quilt show in January.

I really need to work on my photo taking skills.  

Anyway, the circles are the Stack 'n Whack and I used the light border fabric for the Stack 'n Whack circles.  I'm a month early for our challenge.  We reveal at our holiday party where we also choose the next years' challenge.  I'm happy with this quilt.  It's much prettier in real life.

It's also the time of year where Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville fame announces the colors for her annual mystery.  Here are the fabrics I've chosen--minus the magenta fabric which is her constant color this year.  I have all this in my stash.  Yeah!  I have magenta fabrics but not enough to use only one fabric (which is what she means by constant).  I have plenty of fat quarters and may just end up using those.  My goal was to not buy any fabrics this year.  I have a pink but it's kind of blah.  Still need to decide.


If you are interested in participating in her mystery, please see her website here.  She is usually inspired by a vacation she takes each year.  This year it's called En Provence.  If I remember correctly the first clue comes out Thanksgiving.  Even if you aren't going to participate, it's fun to follow everyone who participates via her links on her blog and on the Facebook page.

Thank you for looking.


3 comments:

sewmuchfun said...

No buying of fabric this year...oh my ;)

Suzanne Kistler said...

Love the pumpkins!
I printed the first part of the mystery, it's been years since I've done one. Whether or not I actually do any of it? Well, that remains to be seen. I'm sure yours will be finished a few weeks after the last clue, right? ;) Happy holidays...how many days until Christmas? ;)

AfterMath Quilting said...

WOW! The quilting on the MG challenge looks amazing. I can hardly wait to see it in person.
Love the pumpkins.
I started looking at fabrics for the Bonnie Hunter mystery. I don't think I'll be using her colors this year.