September Finishes & Other October Goals

Can you believe it, I actually got some small projects completed in September. Nothing major, but happy to have had some sewing time.  Some of my time was spent cleaning and just looking for fabric.

** I want to make some Luggage Tags, so I experimented with two patterns I found on the Internet. The first one wasn’t bad, and features a hidden pocket for your id and included a buttonhole. You can get the free pattern on Ms Elaineous Teaches Sewing Blog.

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October 2018 OMG

Linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal October Linkup. Follow the link to see what others will be working in this month.

I’m keeping my One Monthly Goal simple again this month.

  • Finish Hand Stitching a binding on a Queen Topper Quilt.
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Binding Batik Queen Topper

Here’s to getting a little bit of time stitching this month!

 

Happy Stitching & Moving!

Quilt Mouse

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Welcome, October!

It’s hard to believe we have made it through Spring & Summer and now heading straight into Fall.  There have been years we lived in other locations that didn’t really have all four seasons, but I love seeing the seasons change. With each Season, I think I love it best!  Although, personally, I’m not fond of changes in my life, the changes the Seasons bring are great!

Our leaves haven’t started changing yet, but I’m looking forward to the Fall Colors of yellow, gold, red and more!  Another thing that I look forward to in October is the Annual Autumn Jubilee over at Carole’s Blog – From My Carolina Home.

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From My Carolina Home’s Blog

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September – OMG – Finish!

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Just a Quickie Post to share my OMG Finish for September.  You can read about both the OMG hosted by Elm Street Quilts, and the Shelter Beds Project hosted by Capital Quilts in my post here.  You can check out the September Finishes of other Stitchers  at Elm Street Quilts September Finish Link-up Page.

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2018-09 – 7 Shelter Beds – Fronts

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2018-09 – 4 Shelter Beds – Backs

Simple stitching and a great opportunity to practice quilting.  I did a variety of stitching in grids with my walking foot using a couple of different decorative stitches on my machine. Next time I may practice some free-motion quilting.

I returned these 4 and picked up 3 more.  I will be a bit preoccupied with life for the next week or two, but hope to get to stitch these soon.

Just this month, Capital Quilts has sent Shelter Beds to NC, SC and IL to help comfort evacuated animals affected by Hurricane Florence.

So far in September I got a few more small projects pieced and am working on a tutorial I want to share.  I will get pictures and post more about them as soon as I can.

Hope you can get some stitching done this week.

Happy Stitching & Moving!

Quilt Mouse

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2018 Project Linus Mystery Quilt

I’m soooo excited!! Project Linus’ 4th Annual Mystery Quilt Challenge is about to begin. The first clue will be released next Saturday (9/15). There is still time to register and join in the fun.  This is a fund-raising project for Project Linus.  For the nominal fee of $15, a donation to support Project Linus, you will get weekly Pattern Clues.  The first clue will be released Saturday, 9/15 and end with the “Big Reveal” on Saturday, 11/10.  If you manage to complete your quilt in time you will be eligible to enter it into voting for the favorite quilt, also a fund-raiser.

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