Yipee! I finished both Harry Potter Castle quilt tops this weekend! The long arm quilter has them now. I started the blocks for these quilts back in February. I didn't get a chance to work on them over the summer, but I finally got time to get the blocks in the Castle setting this past week.
|Harry Potter Castle quilt|
|2nd quilt top is folded on the cutting table|
Yes, I made 2 identical quilt tops. My newest grandson will get the first quilt, and I'll keep the 2nd quilt to put in my large quilt guild's quilt show.
These quilt tops are much larger than I was expecting. The directions don't mention sizes, other than the paper piece block sizes. I didn't care enough to stop and graph it out to pre-determine the finished sizes. The quilt tops are 58" x 82.5". Way too large for a baby quilt, but, the paper pieced quilt tops I make for my grandkids are usually hung on a wall, not slept under. I always make them plenty of quilts to sleep under and throw on the floor.
Monday night was my little quilt guild's Annual Tea. One of the members made gifts for everyone in the guild. She made us all sewing kits. Each kit was made using different fabrics.
|closed sewing kit|
|open sewing kit|
|continuous threaded needle & thread holder|
(each holder has 10 threaded needles)
|finger pin cushion, pop-up thread catcher and pip|
|each pip had a rubber thimble and 2 Clover clips|
Much of each of these items is hand stitched. She made around 24 kits. Everyone loved their kits and have asked her to do some demo's on how to make each part.
This weekend is the Annual Kendall County Historical Society's Lyon's Farm Fall Festival. Last year the festival was cancelled due to Covid (like everything else). This year the festival is happening. I've had a booth at the festival since 2012. It's always fun. Well, this is the first year that I have to set up by myself. I usually have my husband or son help set up, but they can't help me this year. It will take me 2 trips to get everything to the festival this time. I've already loaded my car, even though I can't set up until Friday afternoon. I'm bring fewer machines this year than I normally bring. I'm only taking 12 machines this time.
|three machines on the floor of my car|
|four machines on the back seat of my car (room for one more machine on the seat)|
|four machines, 3 chairs, several quilts, a Featherweight table and a 401/301 short bed table|
I'll have to come back to get the treadle base and the projects that I'll be sewing on during the festival. I expect that the crowds will be much smaller than normal this year, due to Covid. Illinois' numbers are getting smaller each day (less than 4% now).
If you want to see my past blog posts about Lyon's Farm Fall Festival, then scroll way down to my post list and look under Lyon's Farm.
Now to go get my projects and sewing notions together for the weekend.