Saturday, November 3, 2007


I am finally back at my sewing machine again. I have had a case of the serious "blues" for a couple of weeks and I am feeling like myself again. I really wanted to sew but I just couldn't make myself do it!

Part of my "therapy" is always shopping so I picked up an inexpensive bundle of coordinating fall color fat quarters at Joann's and thought I would try the disappearing 9-patch that I read about on Helen's blog: It was fun to do and has kind of a "Yellow Brick Road" feel to it. The squares went together quickly and I now have a table runner up on my design wall. Yesterday I picked up a couple more fabrics for the borders on my harvest cheater panel (Pumpkin Glen by Kim Schaefer for Andover Fabrics). I really like the panel but I take issue with the way Andover printed it on the fabric. The cutting line for the panel is right up against a portion of the panel that is meant to be sewn. When you attach a border, it takes up part of the panel design and looks really dumb. I looked on Andover's website and they show the panel in its entirety with a border so that means that the panel was cut outside the lines. I guess you can do that when you are the working for the manufacturer but quilt shops are not going to give up portions of the panel on either side. So, I just cut the panel into sections and I will use only bits and pieces. It's annoying but it is the best solution I can find. I will have the largest portion finished tomorrow so I will post that when it is ready to be quilted.

Gotta run...I want to finish the table runner while I am on a roll!


  1. You are not alone in the 'quilty blues'. I think it's the change in the season. I've been a bit stagnant in my quilting, but after a good clean of my room I'm back on track.
    love and hugs xxx

  2. love that pattern too, i'm hoping to tackle it over Christmas lol!

  3. IT's a great pattern and one that seems to be all the rage right now. You can flip flop the patches too so that it looks even less planned.


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