It's been another busy week in the sewing room. I now have another finish waiting to be quilted - or shall I saw waiting for Gracie May to mature enough that she won't jump all over the quilt while it's on the longarm!
This is a quilt by Jaybird called Fast Forward. The brightly colored strips are actually a glazed chintz from the Netherlands! I've had them for quite some time just waiting for the right quilt to show them off! I was a bit scared of using such a deep purple to show them off, but I think it worked really well!
The chintz came in a jelly roll of sorts. When I first opened the roll I was surprised to see they were 60 inches long! I was even more surprised to find three different prints on each strip - bonus! They were separated by a small, neutral stripe. I've never seen anything like it! I must say I really enjoyed working with this fabric! It holds it's shape and cuts so beautifully. No fraying, either.
I also finished my October BOM from Kathy Schmitz. Isn't it adorable? The "Boo" flag is an iron-on applique.
Check out this gorgeous butterfly. Can you guess what it is?
It's the new doorknocker on the Squash House! Not only did we not have a doorbell, we didn't have a door knocker! It was hard to hear if anyone was at the door if you were downstairs. I saw this and crossed my fingers it would work - and it does!
We're doing some minor updates here and there around the Squash House - just in time to celebrate Autumn's arrival - my favorite time of the year. As I finish them, I'll give you a peek. The biggest update will be new living room furniture that will arrive sometime around Christmas. It's always nice to add a new touch here and there, isn't it!