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?


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;)