Saturday, September 21, 2013

Last Summer Saturday

Yep, summer officially ends tomorrow! I'm sure I'm not the only Coloradoan who will be glad to bid farewell to this summer -- from fires to floods, we've about had enough this summer!

To celebrate, the DH and I are going to farmers' markets today. So I'll post just a quick glimpse of what's going on in My Happy Place.

At quilting class on Wednesday, Cathy shared the clever idea of making a "mini" design wall from a foam core board and flannel.  I didn't have any foam core at home, but I had an old, worn-out June Tailor reversible cutting mat and pressing board. And some fusible fleece. Et voila:

A mini design wall that fits perfectly on my sewing table!

I really need it for the Jelly Roll Party Sample I am making for the November class. The pattern is "Mirror Mirror" by A Quilters Dream

The pattern is a little sketchy on details, so I worked out my own cutting directions. The fabric is Basic Grey's "Little Black Dress," which DH picked out at Sew-ciety in Castle Rock. After the farmers' markets, we'll scoot up to Castle Rock, where I'm hoping the shop will have some yardage from this collection for a binding.

In case these photos are a little dull, here's a photo of the DH's running shirts. Aren't the colors great? I think I'll make a modern quilt from all solids using this collection of bright colors!

Happy autumnal equinox to those in the Northern Hemisphere and happy September equinox in the Southern Hemisphere!

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  1. fun shirts. are you cutting them up, or just inspired by the colours?

  2. It sure has been a trying summer from Nature's angle. We've spent the day trimming back hedges-gone-wild and pulling the weeds of the past 6 weeks. Not fun, but necessary, and nice day to do it on. :) And now I can sit and rummage through my favorite blogs guilt-free. . . heh!

  3. I'll bet you can easily spot DH crossing the finish line!

  4. Those shirts are bright! He wouldn't go unnoticed in those! :oD

  5. Those are some real 'look at me' shirts your hubby has there! Hope your feet stayed dry with all that rain.


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