Wednesday, October 8, 2008

fall cleaning...

Do you ever do that? Clean in the fall? I mean serious cleaning..like a good spring clean? Well it's going on here and will continue with the big push next week when hubby has vacation. I went out and got new curtains for the dining room window and for the bedroom. Cats are hard on curtains and what ever possessed me to think those velvet-ish tab ones would hold up to two claw filled cats?? HA! The holes look like stars. Noodle leans back grabs with his claws and uses that to s-t-r-e-t-c-h. Yea, thanks bub. Plus cat hair on (sort of) velvet? Need I say more. I got the dining room ones hung and they look fabulous. The bedroom will wait for a good clean next week.

Got the Plaid Pumpkins all quilted up and on the wall just in time to enjoy for the month...maybe longer as I don't decorate quite as early for Christmas anymore. Years ago when the day after Thanksgiving arrived EVERYTHING would go up! Now it's more like the first week or so, and it's a much slower pace.


So, I also couldn't stand the suspense any longer and had to dive into my ABC Quilt Sampler BOM. Three months sitting and not touched with a needle...too much temptation! I laid out the pieces and got sewing.

**OMG!!*** I just realized I made this block WRONG!! It's supposed to be taller...not wider. Oh well that's the beauty of her quilts. I'll add a 1" strip on the bottom and trim the side pieces or more likely make up the difference in the I and J block that has wider side pieces*** oh lordy, I just made the background and then laid it out as I normally would paying no attention!

I'm taking Libby's path and doing this one in just cottons. I used wool and wool felt in the past two and it's lovely, but hard to sew over more finicky...nothing like cotton plaids.

I'm about halfway finished with the Halloween poem stitchery which needs to be on the wall like...yesterday and I hope to have my version of Spooky Tree done by the weekend. of course sitting on the computer this morning is NOT getting sewing done now is it?

Happy Stitching ladies!

16 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

I just love your quilts....all of them! It is always a treat to see a new posting because there is always something delightful.

Scottish Nanna said...

Your quilts are lovely you have put a lot of work in to them.
Hugs Mary.

amy said...

Loving your b is for bird block. I've been intimidated by the pattern but will keep an eye on your lovelies!

Carol said...

I just love what you do with Cheri's patterns...awesome!

Kathie said...

I am so jealous!
the pumpkin quilt is adorable
I love those pumpkins.
The B for bird block is just awesome!
oh my another one I am going to have to do too!
I agree do it in just plaids!
you are surprising me with all your getting done lately.
keep it up.
Kathie

Quilts And Pieces said...

Love your pumpkins! Maybe you want to come scrub my house down?

Libby said...

I love that ABC block . . . I've always thought it would be a great stand alone piece *s*

quiltcabine said...

Woaw judy, I LOVE your pumpkin quilt and the first block of your ABC sampler ! wonderful fabric for the background ! pamina

Vert Cerise said...

It's all the time a great pleasure to visit your blog and to discover so wonderful quilts !!

Karen said...

Your quilts are great - just love them. I'm a sucker for plaids :).

Happy Cleaning - Karen

Darlene said...

I'm working like crazy this week then next week I plan to do some serious cleaning and sorting. Out with the clutter! :-)

Oh, Judy, I love your pumpkins and the first block for the ABC Sampler is adorable. That project is so tempting - may I play along with you?

Zlaty's Sewing Studio said...

Yes, I do the fall cleaning too :). It feels so much fresher and cleaner after that and I love it! I washed my dining room area carpet and the kitchen runner in the but tub. It was hard especially the carped, I had to fold it in half and do one side and roll it and then the other side.
I love your quilts! I think you can use your "wrong" block some where else :).
Happy Sewing!
Zlaty

Ivory Spring said...

What a lovely quilt - I love how you have incorporated the plaids!

Lea said...

OH, MY!!!!! The quilt and block, Those are fantastic! I LOVE your fabric choice! It's SO " Cheri"-ish! Great work!

Ginger Patches said...

I do Fall/Winter cleaning too...in fact more so than Spring, mainly to get ready for Christmas decorating. I love your pumpkin quilt!!

Fiesta said...

all your autumn designs are lovely.