Starting with the October Mini Mania Challenge.
This month it was "Josephs Coat"
Any way you wanted to interpret
Many Colours was the first thing that came to my mind, so out came that dreaded scrap box and slicing little strips
I really must stop listening to audio books when I am sewing. I just happily sliced and joined and ended up with enough little 4 patch's to make a rather large quilt!
Joining them all together into a Josephs Ladder was going to be my Mini .......
Then I remembered that this block is Jacob's Ladder - but Hey Ho! They were brothers, weren't they?
Half way though the quilting I noticed that one of the 4 patches was the wrong way round! - but managed to unpick and re-insert without undoing the quilting
and some from the other members
I was meeting up with some family members to make a felt Christmas Wreath, and had a lovely little message from my darling Niece, asking if it was too early for Mince Pies. She loves my homemade Mince Meat, so a big batch of that, and some pies were produced.
I love it when she say's "I am going to limit myself to just 4 pies!"
Anyway, lots of pre-meet prep had taken place, so we all cracked on with making the bits to add to our wreath
I have been tidying my fabric stocks, and found a fat 1/4 bundle of flannel fabrics that I purchased when we were visiting Sister 3 (two years ago!) so when Mr T was playing golf, I rustled up this simple rag quilt for Baby Leo
|couldn't decide which colour buttons - so used them all!|
I could say that I had won the Yarn Chicken game - but truthfully - I had to tink back 4 rows to complete the picot edge. I am happy with the final result, (which is blocking as I write) and hope that my sister will be too.
|even had to fudge the last picot with just this to spare!|
Now onto November's Mini Mania Challenge. This month will see applique, and I have made a ....... start, but must finish before the weekend is out because we have a very busy week ahead, and a BIG birthday for someone.......