Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Fall and California fires

Well it is official !

Monday is the first day of Fall !

Time to start decorating for Fall !

The Fall quilts are hung

Wreath on front porch to greet friends

Just love this Sign !

We had a scare last Saturday !
 I do not know if you saw on the news the " DOG BAR FIRE " ?
The fire was only a mile or so down the street from us an we had the closest  fire hydrant so trucks have been coming by regularly to feel up the tanker trucks.   Just to close for my comfort :-(
I am happy to say that the fire is now 75% contained .
There is also a horrible fire at Yosemite and at Pollock Pines !  Pollock Pines fire has burned over 8,900 acres so far !

We have been experiencing very thick and heavy smoke here for days .

My hats go off to these brave fireman and the awesome job they are doing in this busy fire season !

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Mr. Halloween Stars Quilt

A oldie but a goody .....  MR. HALLOWEEN Stars !

Look what I found in my stash.

A quilt kit I had forgotten all about !

Love this retro fabric border

Mr Halloween measures 36" x 36"

This Fons & Porter magazine is from 2007 

The fabric is Thimbleberries and it it called Mr Halloween's party  and the pattern is by designer  Lynette Jensen

 Such a fun and quick little quilt to make and now it is out of my closet :-D

My Viking Husqvarna is being serviced so I used my PACESETTER by Brother to sew this top together. This was my first sewing machine .

Always fun to find a project in the stash closet now to see what else I can find ;-)


Monday, September 8, 2014

Hayride Quilt ready for Fall


  I made this simple sweet little lap quilt last November when was gifted this quilt kit from Doreen She designed this sweet beginner quilt & I made it in 1 afternoon . Then  it sat in my basket of UFO"S waiting to be finished .

I decided it was time to get this done for Fall !

Just did a simple diagonal quilting . I did not use batting for this quilt and used a flannel fabric for the backing.

Took a few pictures  outside this morning to share.

on the lawn

Patio bench

 Just look at this beautiful pumpkin batik fabric !

Now I can curl up in this quilt on the cool Fall nights ;-)

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Watching football sewing my binding on my HAYRIDE QUILT !


I figured it was time to finish this quilt for Fall !

I made this quilt last year and just finished quilting it and I plan on getting this binding done today !