I can't show most of what I've started in September, since it is for the Wicked Blog hop the end of October. My date is October 24th. I'll post those things in the October NewFO post. Here is what I CAN show for the month of September.
|one of two blocks made|
|the back of the block, showing the paper pieced pattern|
I learned how to paper piece in September. I've now made quite a few paper pieced blocks. I learned on the Singer Featherweight pattern above, which can be found here.
I should have started on an easier pattern, but, since I collect vintage sewing machines, I am using this block as a 'lure' in the hopes that a reasonably priced Featherweight will come my way. I doubt it, but, one can hope, can't they?
I also made this block for one of my quilt guilds October block lotto tonight.
|paper pieced block|
This block can be found at the same place as the Featherweight block. She shows this block as a Jack-o-lantern, but, I just wanted it to be a pumpkin. It was really easy to adapt it back to a pumpkin instead.
I had a demo booth at a Fall Festival this past weekend, to show off some of my vintage machines and my hand quilting. On Saturday, I used some of the extra fabric from the above block to make a mug rug. More info on my mug rug and the weekend festival is on my previous post here. Links back to where I got the idea for this mug rug, using an old doily are on the previous post. Thanks Marcia for the idea.
|doily before it was cut, sewn on my hand crank machine|
|mug rug being quilted on my hand crank machine|
|finished mug rug|
|back of mug rug|
Have a Great October!