Monday, October 29, 2018

Weekend Stitching - Odd Blocks and Near Ends

It was a beautiful weekend, too pretty to stay in the whole weekend, so I ventured out for a walk to take in the fall color.  It was pretty. 




There is still plenty of green around, but there are bright pockets of color starting to show up.  What usually happens when we have this late of a autumn, the leaves start to turn, but then it freezes and the leaves fall off the trees before they ever get to peak color. 


So now for the quilty stuff.  Since I was off work on Friday, there was plenty of stitching time this weekend.  The second block for the Christmas Mystery Quilt was finished. 

 Christmas Mystery
designed by Carrie Randall (Quilter's Hideaway)


Isn't he fun?  Lots of pieces, but still fun to make.  It seems I forgot to include the first block in last week's post.

 Christmas Mystery
designed by Carrie Randall (Quilter's Hideaway)

He's fun too.  I'm not very fond of applique, but this mystery quilt along sponsored by the local quilt shop is forcing me to do just a bit.  There are two wreaths that go with Santa. I've got the Dresden Plates done, but am hand appliqueing them to the background squares.  Hopefully I can show those off later this week.  I'm using the miscellaneous Christmas fat quarter stash and scraps for these blocks.  

The last sawtooth star border has been sewn to the Inverted Star project. 

Inverted Star block by Jessica Boschem of Common Threads
available from Craftsy as a free download, setting by Kate
    
Sorry for the wonky picture, the quilt is really too big to photograph on the design wall.  The dancing star border worked out really well.  The final border will be 2.5" strips of the white background. One strip has been added, but that's as far as I got before my weekend stitching time ran out.  This should make finished flimsy stage by next weekend.  

Happy stitching this week.  Linking up with the usual Monday show and tell posts.  
Monday Making
Monday Design Wall

19 comments:

Vicki in MN said...

The snowman got me over here for a look, so glad I did. He is adorable and so is Santa. But wow that star border is just perfect for your star quilt, so beautiful!!!

Ramona said...

Your mystery blocks are so cute. I love the fabric used for Santa's hat. The border you made for your Inverted Star quilt is perfect. It really moves the eye to the edge and back. Gorgeous.

Julie in GA said...

The Christmas mystery blocks are very cute, and your Inverted Star quilt looks fantastic! I love the border of staggered stars!

maggie fellow said...

wonderful fall colors- ours are late this year. Inverted star quilt is wonderful

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Glad you had some time to enjoy the beautiful weather! I love that snowman block - that will be a cute quilt, I bet. Your Inverted Star quilt is lovely!

Judy D in WA said...

Your Christmas blocks are adorable. Your Inverted Star is beyond fabulous! I love the dancing stars in the border. It's been fun to watch this all come together.

Chris said...

Your Inverted Star top is just stunning.

Run 'n Stitch said...

I love the vibrant colors in the fall leaves and the star quilt. Is it really time to be working on Christmas projects...I guess so. Your little Santa and snowman are adorable.

Denise :) said...

Aka, Odds 'n ends??! :) Your leaves are gorgeous -- real jewel toned autumn colors!! I love your snowman block -- too cute!!! :)

Barbara said...

Your leaves are gorgeous. We've had some very stormy weather the last 24 hours...not much left here. The blocks are adorable. That Santa is just too cute.

Frédérique said...

Lovely blocks ;) And I'm still in love with your Inverted Star!

chrisknits said...

What a cute snowman! Yay for the stars being so close to flimsy stage!!

Marti said...

I love the Santa face! And your inverted start quilt looks great. I like the crisp, clean look of it.

Fall is like that here too. Sometimes we have a cool fall and great colors, but when it is late like this, it can go from green to brown without any pretty colors at all. Leaves are beginning to turn here, but I don't expect it to be really pretty.

Louise said...

Cute Christmas blocks! I love the sly little snowman smile. And Inverted Stars is looking fabulous, almost finished!! :)

Jennifer said...

Great fall colors, great blocks, and woo hoo, almost a finished top!

Judy Hansen said...

Your inverted stars is almost finished! Yeah!! It looks great. Thanks for linking with Design Wall Monday, I appreciate all of you who linkup so much. Did you see the other linkup with snowmen? I love yours.

Judy

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Kate! WOWEEEEEEEE! Your Inverted Star block quilt is fabulous. I love, love, LOVE every bit of it. The center blocks are gorgeous, and the sawtooth stars are beyond fabulous. Great job. Should you need to find it a home, EVER . . . keep me in mind. HAHA! I can hardly wait to see this complete. Happy Halloween! ~smile~ Roseanne

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Oh those leaf colors!! WOW!! the colors are so beautiful!!! and your santa - soo cute!

Preeti said...

Your blocks make me smile. Fall is my favorite season - love the colors. Hope you have a productive and peaceful weekend.