The pattern for this quilt was pretty easy, it was a download from AllPeopleQuilt.com. But the best part was the fun of pulling out all the batiks I could find that would work for an autumn quilt! The blocks were pretty small, finishing at 6", but they were enlarged by adding 2 1/2" sashing strips, log-cabin style, on just two sides. Alternating strips on the right side then the bottom quickly added up to be a 12" block! You could use virtually any block for the center, add sashing to two, three or four sides and you've got a quick way to make a bigger block!
During the time I worked on the Fall Fantasia, I quilted a huge quilt (100x110, I think it was) for a friend, and forgot to take its picture. She had made it some time ago, and it was doomed to the storage closet because she'd decided to hand quilt it. But because it was so large, she just couldn't take that first bite! I did a wavy line from side to side, inserting some swirls to give it a greater swoopy feel, and it turned out nice.
I had a remnant of upholstery fabric I'd picked up years ago that I intended to use on the two bar stools we have at the kitchen counter. Just wanted to spiff them up a bit, and there was a spot on one seat that I just couldn't get clean. I hadn't done any upholstery before, but after Mr. Happiness took off the seats, I cut and stapled awhile, and suddenly they were like new! Easy, peasy, and quick! I really love this fabric and wish I had enough to redo the dining chairs.
Somehow, I've managed to pinch a nerve in my neck and I have pain down my shoulder, along my arm and into my little finger. So I've been chilling on the couch for a couple of days, and I really didn't feel like going to my guild meeting today. But I promised someone I'd meet them there, so off I went. I'm so glad I did!! It's so refreshing to visit with my girlfriends, experience the comraderie of fellow quilters, and be inspired by the talents of the ladies in my group. I'm chomping at the bit to start on another quilting project, but I have to be good for another day or two.
Meanwhile, go to Sarah's blog -- confessionsofafabricaddict.blogspot.com -- and see what the Whoop! Whoop! is all about!
Celebrate the changing of the season!