Fall Has Arrived
Fall has finally arrived in our area of Florida. It was wonderful to wake up and feel chill in the air. I do miss having the piles of leaves we had in our yard in Maryland, but I don’t miss raking them!
Hubby had to have minor surgery on Friday so I got to spend the entire weekend sewing 🙂 while he slept.
My family are big football fans especially Big Ten College Football. I finished a baby quilt for friends that are both Purdue graduates.
Quilt Measures 38 x 38. I used 10 inch squares from my Simply Colorful – Yellow layer cake by V&Co for Moda. Some of the blocks are rectangles some squares to match the wonky star in the center. I used one of the prints from the Modern Background – Ink line by Zen Chic for the star and binding. The print of the black fabric has math calculations all over which I thought was perfect since the dad is an engineer. I added a little embroidery “You Are My Sunshine” to one of the blocks. I’m happy with the results.
My youngest son graduated from University of Michigan and also played football for them- so I am a BIG BIG fan. I’m sure I’ve mentioned that I love the maple leaf quilt block, I made a table runner in Blue and Maize — I hope my son likes it.
I used the QAYG technique where you create the block traditionally and quilt each block individually before joining. Below are the individual blocks.
The finished table runner measures 14 x 68.
I quilted with straight lines alternating the direction on each block.
I stitched in the ditch with mono-filament thread on top and matching navy thread in the bobbin to attach the backing.
My favorite block 🙂
Of course I made placemats and coasters to match!
Hope you had a great weekend also!
Until next time…