Pieceful Monday

It was a quiet weekend with lovely, cool weather. The fall colors have yet to peak, but BigJ and I still took a Sunday afternoon drive around the area, just to be sure. We stopped at one of our favorite apple orchards and, of course, bought apples and a few pumpkins.

My project for the weekend ended up being a quick table runner, made from a pattern called Game Board by Pieced Tree Patterns. These little patterns go together quickly. I actually downsized the pattern and it’s still bigger than I really wanted, but it will do.

I decided to play with these fabrics that I picked up at our local shop, Reproduction Fabrics. The border fabrics are Margo’s Mignonettes from Margo Krager for Andover Fabrics, and the white fabric with gold dots is a Kathy Hall for Andover Fabrics piece. Perfect colors for fall, aren’t they?

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Here’s the finished top. That big empty center has me thinking, however. It needs something, and I have a plan. I hope to work on that today and show the final product to you later this week.

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With fall colors starting to pop, I need to get rolling on my Christmas projects and gifts. I’m hoping to make most of my gifts this year (I say this every year). I always tell myself I’m going to start in July (ha!) and then October rolls around and I’m late to the game once more. At least I’m a little ahead this year because some of them are already done.

Remember that little pack of coasters I made? They arrived safely to their destination, and she loved them. It’s always fun to hear that our quilted gifts will be enjoyed, isn’t it? Much to my surprise and delight, Beth from Cooking Up Quilts highlighted my little coasters in her blog. Thanks, Beth!

I hope all of you have a wonderful week, full of thread, needles and stitching!

Linking up today with Cooking Up Quilts and Em’s Scrapbag.

Wendy

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