Tuesday, October 12, 2010

fabric, Halloween ideas, 9-patch progress

I've been making progress on my 9-patch quilt. I just might be able to have it done in time for the next Blogger's Quilt Festival. (It starts at the end of the month, are you ready?) I got the quilt top all pieced together yesterday, and pressed all those sashing seams too. There are 2 borders left and today I got the pieced borders all together, still need to take them to the ironing board.
border strips for 9-patch

The other day I got some more Meadowsweet fabric. It's so pretty. One day I hope to make a strawberry quilt for my girl with this strawberry fabric and maybe some of her baby clothes that had strawberries on them. (If I can bear to cut them up, sigh.)
meadowsweet fabric
And I've been thinking about Halloween. My middle child wants to be Indiana Jones and I'm hoping to find pants and a jacket at the thrift store. I found a hat on Amazon that I think will work for him. My oldest still hasn't decided what he's going to be, but we'll figure something out, I'm sure. And for my girl, well I was pretty sure she was going to be a girl garden gnome but then I got to thinking about how it would be cute if I put fairy wings on her with a gnome costume, and then I just decided she will probably really love it if I have her be a fairy. I wanted to make this skirt but I found some shiny lavender fabric in the remnant bin at JoAnn's today.
sparkly fabric for fairy skirt
I think I will make a tiered skirt from it and hopefully that will be good. I also found light green wings today; I might decorate them with some purple too. I have an idea for a top; you'll have to wait and see what that might be.

How are your Halloween preparations coming along? Are you making any costumes this year?

2 comments:

Leslie said...

those meadowsweet fabrics are so pretty!!! a strawberry quilt would be precious

L Johnson said...

No costumes here, love the Meadow sweet and lavender fabric. Happy costume sewing;)