Friday Summary – 10/07/2022

The Sun will Come Out…Tomorrow…” Does your mind ever just pick up lyrics or tune from a song? After several days of dreariness, rain, clouds & colder temperatures more like late November rather than early October, my mind was playing that song over and over.

Finally, Thursday & Friday the Sun came out & temperatures climbed into the 70°s. YAY! But colder temps will be returning soon.

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Love seeing the clouds break up and the sun come out

Fall Quilt Alongs

Wednesday QAL – QOV Mystery/Long May She Wave

Before heading out on Wednesday morning to donate Platelets at the American Red Cross, I was able to download Week 3 of this Mystery QAL. SURPRISE! More Flying Geese! Oh, Well, this is one thing I like about QALs, it gives me practice on a technique I may not usually do or teaches me a technique I may not have done before.

I did not know which part to call the geese & which part to call the wings. It looks like the larger triangle is the goose body & the smaller corners are the wings. Am I the last one to figure that out?

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This QAL is definitely not a quickie. We’re making progress, though. Week One was a flock of Blue Geese, Week Two was a flock of White Geese, and now we’re making a larger flock of Red Geese. After cutting, I’ll sew some & also use some as Leaders/Enders while chain piecing on other projects.

Thursdays do not have a QAL so I took my red & white fabric plus cutting supplies to my Stitching Group. While visiting with the others I cut my Geese & Wings.

Friday QAL – Autumn Jubilee Mystery

I mentioned in my last post that both Monday & Tuesday QALs are ending next week, so why not start another. There is one Fall QAL that has been on my calendar for the past 7 years which started Friday – Autumn Jubilee hosted by Carole on her Blog – From My Carolina Home. #AutumnJubilee2022.

October 2022

Friday started #AutumnJubilee2022 QAL Previous years we have made a quilt, but last year it was a table topper/wall hanging. This year, we will be working on another small project (but Carole has suggested it can be enlarged). I pulled out last year’s box of fabrics plus some other fabric that I may use.

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Yes, this WILL be a Table Topper (or if I decide, it may be larger)

Since this is a scrappy project the fabric requirements are actually really just cutting instructions saying how many of what size pieces are needed. I had some already cut leftover from last year’s project and the rest I only cut what was needed to sew this week. The stitching was to make Half Square Triangles (HSTs) with background and focus fabric squares.

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Counted out and ready to stitch

My HSTs are all cut and pressed. I’m ready for next Friday’s instructions There is a little bit more cutting I will do with the focus fabrics. I have the remaining background cut, but will wait until I see what we will make before cutting sashing/border strips.

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Lots & Lots of HSTs

While I have this fabric out I may also cut and add the pieced and solid borders to last year’s table topper.

Carole actually has lots of different activities throughout the month with wonderful sponsors & marvelous giveaways. I follow all of her projects, but eagerly await her sewing & quilting projects. I bet she has something that peaks your interest, too.

Fall QAL – Tuesday FQS 2022 Christmas Time Mystery

Friday I pieced the final block of the Fat Quarter Shop’s 2022 Christmas Time Mystery. It is a large block, but was quick to stitch. I took a break from Autumn Jubilee HSTs to piece it.

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Block #4 – a Stack of Presents

For now I’m all caught of with this QAL Next Tuesday we get the assembly instructions. Can’t wait to see it.

Fall QAL – Saturday Project Linus 2022 Mystery Challenge QAL

Earlier this week I paper pieced two of the three blocks that were released last Saturday. Before Week 3 Clue is released today I had to make the last one. So Friday between making the HSTs, I paper pieced Block 2B (the wrapped hard candy).

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A Smoothee, A Wrapped Hard Candy and a Carrot

Later this morning I can download the instructions for Week 4. But first I will have to make a grocery run. Eating is a necessity!

What!?! Another QAL???

Oh, NO! I found another Quilt Along! This is not a mystery and I love the blocks. All People Quilt will begin their Seasonal Sampler QAL on October 17th. I probably won’t stitch along. I think I have enough on my plate, but will download the blocks/instructions for a future project. But then again, I am managing to keep up with all of my Quilt Alongs.

We Interrupt these QALs

I got a call last week from Fran at Fabric Cafe. They are such a busy group. She asked if I had time to make a couple of tops to test two new patterns. Of course I said sure! Yesterday I got a FedEx delivery with two 3-yard Bundles. I can’t show you anything, but I will be working on these two tops along with my QALs.

Fabric Cafe released a new book of 8 patterns this week. I can’t believe it, but I didn’t make any of these patterns. Check out the new patterns in The Magic of 3-Yard Quilts. I like them all, but especially Facination and Dazzle.

8 new patterns in Fabric Cafe’s New Book – The Magic of 3-Yard Quilts

Hope you are getting some sewing done this weekend.

Happy Stitching!

Quilt Mouse

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About Quiltmouse

I am retired. I love to quilt. I make charity quilts as well as quilts for my friends & family.
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2 Responses to Friday Summary – 10/07/2022

  1. I’m impressed with how much you manage to get done in one day. I still have trimming to do of the HST’s from #AutumnJubilee2022. Stopping for cooking dinner usually does me in for the night. Love those paper pieced blocks.

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  2. Awesome projects! Thanks for quilting along with Autumn Jubilee!

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