Friday, September 25, 2009


This week has just flown by -- wasn't it just Monday?!

I am keeping up with Judy's Hour-a-Day project, and it's going great! Log cabin style blocks, which are my all-time favorite quilt block, and I'm pleased with the autumn colors I'm using. My background is a cute toile-style pumpkin print that has been aging in my stash for years.

I'm also more than halfway finished quilting Shoofly Pie. Whew, I haven't quilted a queen-size project in a year or so. I'd forgotten how much work it is to wrestle a big one through the sewing machine!

Look what was waiting at the post office for me yesterday!
One hundred - count 'em! - fat quarters from Homestead Hearth. They had a web special last weekend that I couldn't resist. I haven't done any fabric acquisition aaaalllllll summer, so I figured I was due. These are assortments of plaids and 1800s repros, neither of which are available here at the LQS. I'm set for winter sewing season now, I think.

We've been busy all week doing some fall planting. We put in six new trees -two oaks, two apples, a pear and a crabapple - and a lilac hedge, and a few other assorted bushes. Can't wait till everything starts growing! The side yard off the porch will be especially nice, our own little orchard someday.



AnnieO said...

OOOh, gorgeous mail! You'll be snug in your mountain house playing with fabric this winter. I didn't do Judy's project but love your color choices. Enjoy!

Auntie Em said...

What a treat it must have been to open up your box of fabric, and what a treat you have to look forward to when your trees come into bloom.

anne bebbington said...

Oh Jeanne I just love your version of the Hour a Day quilt - that background fabric is darling! What a box of goodies in the post, it'll keep you out of mischief for hours. And what fun to watch those trees settle in and get established, you're really starting to make your mark on the place now

loulee said...

What a haul! That is one delicious looking box of goodies.
Your quilt top is looking fine too, I love the colours you've chosen.

Lizzy said...

I really like your hour quilt fabrics. I had a hard time picking backgroud fabrics. It is and easy quilt so far.

Silverthimble said...

I am LOVING your version of Judy's hour a day quilt! The pumpkin toile fabric that you have as your background is perfect!

sewprimitive karen said...

Pretty quilt. And you planted trees! I guess that means you'll be there awhile, eh :-) ?

black bear cabin said...

What a yummie box of fabric you get to fondle for the sure you will create some wonderful things with them. enjoy!
p.s. hope your fruit trees do well...we try to plant a few each year with hopes of a small orchard someday too :)

bingo~bonnie said...

your quilt for an hour with JudyL is looking absolutely awesome in those fall colors Jean! :) and good for you for treating yourself with a box full of beauties :) You deserve it!

Love from Texas! ~bonnie