I haven't shown you much of what I've been up to lately, so I thought I'd take a couple minutes to do that. And, by the way, while I'm thinking about it, if anyone with an asterisk by their name in my sidebar who participated in the Finish it in August challenge hasn't yet emailed me their snail mail address, please do so--I have a little reward to send out and I don't think I've heard from everyone yet.
At my recent Buggy Barn class, I used the "cats" pattern from the Frightfully Crazy book to demonstrate how to layer and cut the fat quarters. Over the weekend, I finished piecing the top and I added the borders a couple days ago--I thought I'd show you. The wool facial features will be added later, when I'm quilting it.
I don't think I'd mentioned it, but I had arranged to take this past Monday off as a vacation day--I knew after the event on Saturday, I'd want a little time to recover and then I'd need some time for chores around the house--like cleaning and starting to decorate for fall. So that's what I did on Monday, although I still have a lot of decorating left to do. But, if you've been reading my blog since last year, you might remember this "picture"--
I had taken a Thimbleberries fabric panel and centered it and wrapped it around the backing cardboard of a large picture frame and taped the edges down with masking tape. Well, I did the same thing again this year, using a different fabric panel:
This one is called The Witching Hour by RJR Fabrics.
I've been suffering from allergies this week, and between that and work, I haven't had much time or energy to get back to the decorating, but I plan to finish up this coming weekend. I would also really like to get that other Buggy Barn quilt top, If The Hat Fits, pinned and start quilting it. As you can see, I've been caught up with fall--maybe if I pretend fall is here and the weather is cooling down, it really WILL!
Thanks for stopping in to visit me!