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Hello everyone!  We must all be busily sewing and quilting for the holidays - or else everyone has abandoned us for Facebook.  Since I don't have a FB account, I enjoy stopping by here to catch up with quilting friends.  It's been pretty quiet lately.  

I've been sewing up those hanging kitchen towels in reds, blues, tans, blacks & greens.  (Refer to previous post for pictures.)  Since each towel is cut in half to make two hanging towels, it makes for a pretty economical gift idea.  As soon as those are done (I have 4 more to go), I'm going to start in on a train quilt for the Little.  He'll be 2 in November, and I have a throw-sized cuddle quilt for him from the Shannon minkee-type fabrics, but this one will be a twin size quilt for when he graduates from his crib.  He is very interested in steam engine trains, so that's what we're going with for fabric.  The sashing will be a railroad track print fabric.  So far I have no pattern, but figure I'll make it up as I go.  Probably something fairly simple/traditional.  It doesn't need to be fancy or intricate.  Since the train  fabric lends itself more to a straightforward "big block" type of quilt that I intend to tie, I just need to decide things like whether or not I'm going to set the blocks on point, how to add some fun colors to go with the train fabric, and other details like that.  

And since I bought the fabric BEFORE I figured out the pattern, I'll need to make the pattern fit the yardage I have rather than the other way around.  :)  You know what they say about the definition of insanity, right?  Doing the same thing, but expecting different results.  One of these days I may actually put the horse before the cart and figure out the pattern before buying the fabric.  

Happy Fall quilting!  It's a good time to be cozied up indoors.  

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Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on November 5, 2015 at 9:43am

That's no kidding, Pam.  :)

Comment by Pam/NY on November 5, 2015 at 9:20am

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on November 4, 2015 at 6:57pm

Apparently so, Barbara.  I learned early on to get my fabric to my sewing room before DH can ask, "So, what quilt are you going to make with that?"  He's not real thrilled with the "I have no idea" answer.  

Comment by Barbara Graham on November 4, 2015 at 6:40pm

You mean I'm supposed to know what the fabric will be used for "before" I buy it???? You must have been drinking the vanilla. I avoid Facebook as much as I can. Even "professionally" I tend to stay away and NEVER put anything personal on it. Freaks and weirdos are not just out on Halloween. FYI, we just got back from a Halloween celebration with the grands. I got to make a costume. No pattern. I sewed and unsewed 3 times before getting a usable costume.

Comment by Cheryl A on November 3, 2015 at 2:12pm
I think we are all a bit guilty of buying the fabric before having a plan in place to use it. It's just so much fun to buy fabrics.
And yes it is pretty quiet here lately, I haven't been checking in as often as I used too. Seems Facebook gets looked a more often, and then there is the trying to get the WIP's finished up. But it's been nice to stop by for a visit today.
Comment by donalma shoust on November 1, 2015 at 3:10pm
Thanks Prairie Quilter for the info on where to get the tree pattern you made.I managed to pick up the second to last copy at Walmart.I see another pattern I just finished is also in that issue.Its called Slashed.
Comment by Barb/WI on October 31, 2015 at 6:34pm

I'm enjoying seeing some good chatter on here again.  My computer has been on the fritz for a few days, and now I am frustrated with trying to get it set up the way I had it before I paid out so much to have it restored to its original settings.  Unfortunately my grandson helped me get it set up and he's 11 hours away.  I won't see him until Thanksgiving!

Comment by LKC on October 30, 2015 at 8:50pm

I am redoing a quilt that I did not like the red. I am trading a gingerbread cookie fabric that makes the CT celery green "pop". It has been quiet on here. I made lots of Halloween table runners and Christmas one, but I did not take pictures of what I gave away or any of the others. Need a camera and the husband to help me. Maybe tomorrow.

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on October 30, 2015 at 7:10pm

BJ - Must be the day for baking - my guys requested brownies, so that was done this afternoon as well.  Good day to have the oven on.  It was chilly and rainy outside.  

Comment by B J Elder/WA on October 30, 2015 at 7:03pm

Joan - you are too funny. I love the gifty free CT pattern today and pulled out a charm pack that will make two. I have a mini charm pack (2.5" blocks) that I'll do a similar of too. That will take care of the gifts for my sibs. Yes ... another "multiples" project -- AUGH!!!! I must be a glutton for punishment. With the Fall weather we're having today was a gingersnap type of day, so....

My mom had the best recipe for Gingersnaps. Yum yum

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