At the Rooster, my first order of business was to finish stitching together all the rows for my Blooming Nine Patch .....
Because this quilt goes together on point, I had to make all of the blocks before I could start putting it together. Here it was on the floor as I assembled it ....
and I finished up just before the lunch bell on the second day.
Wow! Does it ever BLOOM!!!!
I'm very happy with it and can't wait to get it quilted and bound :)
I then made the half-square triangle borders for October and November so I could finish them up and enjoy them on the wall this year.
|November Bertie with its border, before hand stitch embellishments|
|This little pumpkin actually smiled when he got his eyes :*)|
Since I got home, the past few nights have found me in my chair, slowly stitching the embellishments to my October Bertie. I actually finished the stitching this afternoon while watching football, but then I decided I like this gold in the upper left corner for the border stitching rather than the green, so it looks like I will be doing some frogging :( ....
|Very washed out picture - I'm not happy with my camera lately!|
And just so I can justify my rant of last week, I took a picture of some real-life candy corn that was in the candy dish at the Rooster next to the Kit "candy corn" fabric (right) and my substitutions (left)....
..... Will the REAL candy corn fabric please stand up???
Yep, I feel justified *VBG*
The greatly revamped November Bertie, using mostly my own lovely bright fall wools, has also been enjoying the addition of some embellishment since I thought I was done with October. I love this variegated fall-colored spool by Valdani for these blocks!
Note the machine stitching around her kerchief to give it shape and clarity - I thought that turned out well considering I had no idea what I was doing LOL!!!!
This one is well on it's way to being done, with only the border ring of chained feather stitching to be done before quilting.
These stitched borders take quite a while to accomplish, so I'm not sure if I'll be able to complete it tonight or not. My intention is to keep my nose to the grindstone until all of these are done - keeping the POTC blocks out there as my "carrot" will encourage me to keep going when I start getting bored with them!
I'm linking up with Kathy's Slow Stitching Sunday - come on over & enjoy!!!!
Before I leave, let me remind you.........
Tomorrow is the first day of the Sew Sweet Simplicity BOM!!!!
And I bet you want to know who won the giveaway Pattern Bundle from Jacquelynne too, don't you? Well, Mr. Random Generator must have been in a really great mood, because he chose #33 - which is one of my good friends!
Anyone who knows Joanne, knows that she is luckiest person alive! She always wins!!!! I've sent her an email, and she'll be receiving that happy bundle of PDF patterns from Jacquelynne soon. Don't be discouraged though - there are SEVERAL MORE GIVEAWAYS coming up during the BOM - so stay tuned and join in the fun!!! :*)
Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow - my post goes live about noon.
Hugs & Blessings!