Friday, September 28, 2012

September's Challenges

Hi.  I can't believe it's the end of the month already.  Where did September go??

I did have some fun this month.  I worked on the purple braid quilt, and just need to (still) finish the binding.  I went apple picking with my sisters-in-law and nephew, and got some sewing time with him.  We also went to the Cradle of Aviation museum on Long Island, and I spent a foggy day at a craft fair, but didn't have any sales.  I enjoyed a day with Christine at Quilters Take Manhattan, and I also enjoyed a day at Woodloch Resort with my parents.  They go with the Telephone Pioneers group every year, and had come up to my house a few days before the bus, so I drove them from here to the resort.  If you have a meal, you get to enjoy all the activities available that day, so we went for a boat ride around the lake, listened to big band music (with a quiz, but I googled the answers on my phone.  The music is before my time!lol).   And I sewed. 

Victoria from Bumble Beans, Inc put out a call for blocks for a quilt for Susan, who was just diagnosed with cancer.  That's in the mail.  Also, the challenge for the Quilt In A Day Treasure Chest block of the month was completed, and I just did the challenge for SewCal Gal's Free Motion quilting challenge. 

I'm glad accuracy is NOT part of the FMQ challenge, lol.  I want to make the stencil larger, and try it again.  This was GOOD practice for me for backtracking, and for the shape for feathers.  I must admit I did it quickly, and I think I left my Machingers gloves in NY, which is the last place I used them.  I ended up grabbing the Gypsy Gripper to help with this.  It was a valuable practice, though.  I know I am improving all the time.  And Paula's idea for getting the quilt into the machine was good, too.  It helped when I was doing the purple quilt. 

So, here are some pictures. 

Unbleached Muslin, Warm & Natural Batting, and grey Aurifil 50wt.  I sewed until the bobbin ran out.  lol
The block for Susan's quilt.  I hope it brings her healing and peace.
Rose Dream for the QIAD Treasure Chest quilt on Facebook.
Sunset over Lake Wallenpaupack, after spending the day at Woodloch Pines resort.
I wonder what October will bring??


Christine said...

You had a busy month! I can't wait to see what you do in October!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Your challenge project looks wonderful and it sounds like you had a busy month!

Janet O. said...

That resort sounds like a nice place to relax. Your challenge piece looks good. With all those strikes against you (going fast, no gloves, bobbin ran out) I applaud your tenacity!!

Sew Sisters Quilt Shop said...

Thanks for linking up on our FB page. We're following. :)

Teresa @ said...

Found you on Sew Sisters =) I'm doing a Craftsy Machine quilting workshop (I should say...I've watched the videos repeatedly) so I should actually sit down and give it a try. Sounds like a fun challenge!
Teresa @