The blog hop starts Monday, September 20. It’s being hosted by Joan from MooseStash Quilting.
Here’s the list of today’s participants, including me!
Monday September 20
When Joan announced the hop and I thought of jumping in, I thought fall, falling, falling for you…..it would be such an easy theme! So many choices to pick from!
The first thing I did was look for fall fabrics in my stash. It’s not hard with our leaves changing colours to find inspiration in colours.
Then a squirrel started working on me with an idea that just wouldn’t go away. So a DrEAMI had come to be!
I had been having fun in the past couple of months playing with this pattern:
I had made two different versions of the quilt just because I love stars and this pattern was so much fun.
But then I thought “what if I made it with fall fabrics?”
So here is version #3 of Let Your Star Shine:
Now this was the first part of my DrEAMI project. I wanted a new table topper for my table, but as importantly, I wanted the cutoffs from making the star points to use with the leftover blocks from a recent pattern test. My table topper is in the bin to go to the studio to quilt and I’ll be using it before this month ends.
Since the beginning of the pandemic I’ve made it my goal to work from my stash, use up scraps and only purchase when I absolutely had to.
This has kept me busy making quilts for Victims of the horrific wildfires we have been seeing, quilts for friends who contracted Covid and now a good friend who needs a lap quilt (and I sent the original one I had made to the Quilts for Lytton Drive), since he is now confined to a wheelchair. Our friend is a true Shining Star. He is always helping people and gives generously of his time and money when some one needs it. He loves to say he is always falling for the stories someone tells of a need they have. So this is my I’m Falling For You project using leftover bits and orphan blocks.
This just needs a slim border but I’m checking to see which of my fabric is large enough to back and bind the quilt. Then I will decide on the border and it will be quilted and bound once our elections are over and I can plan a trip to the studio to spend some quality time with my longarm.
I’d like to thank Joan for hosting another great hop, my friend who gave me the inspiration for my project, Sandra Walker for writing such a fun pattern, and you, for spending some time reading my post.
I’ll just remind you that all of the bloggers (including me😉) love to read the comments you post on our blogs and the time you spend checking out other posts. The biggest compliment you can give is to follow the blogs when you enjoy what you see and read! So thanks for stopping by! I do hope you are having fun fondling, cutting and playing with fabric on these lovely fall days! Please accept my apologies for not answering your comments right away, but while you are reading this I am working as a Central Poll Supervisor and am at the polling station from 6:00 am until at least 8:00 pm or whenever the count is finishing for my 5 polling desks. I’ll reply to your comments likely tomorrow after a bit of sleep!