Mid-Week Check-in 10/12/2022

Well, we actually turned the furnace on and guess what, the temperatures are expected to get back into the 70’s.

It looks like I will get a lot of stitching done this week. I don’t have any errands or appointments except for my Thursday Stitching Group and that is still stitching!

Fall QAL – Monday – Around A Star Mystery QAL

This past Monday was the last clue for this Quilt Along (QAL). No new blocks were added, but we got the assembly instructions to create a 36″ x 36″ Wall Hanging or Table Topper.

Completed – Around A Star Mystery QAL

While, technically, this top is completed, I’m considering adding a 7″ border to make it a 50″ x 50″ throw. I will need a little under a yard of fabric for the border and then a bit more for the binding. I also need to find fabric to back it. I’m going to look through my stash and see what I have. Maybe a 2″ border of gold and a 5″ border of green or a Christmas print?

Fall QAL – Tuesday – Fat Quarter Shop 2022 Christmas Time Mystery QAL

This is another finish. The assembly instructions were downloaded yesterday. I laid the blocks out and added some of the sashing and a border. But didn’t finish it.

FQS 2022 Christmas Time Mystery QAL

I’m thinking I should re-make the 4 Christmas Card blocks on the lower left. There really isn’t enough contrast and it’s difficult to recognize the cards. I made one block using a darker fabric and laid it on with the others.

Hum… Need to make 3 more blocks with darker fabric?

Other Stitching

Last Friday I got a box from Fabric Cafe with two 3-yard bundles and two new patterns to test. Unfortunately, as these have not been released, I cannot show you them. But they are gorgeous!

Pattern #1 – I ironed and cut the fabric on Saturday, then Sunday I did some strip piecing and created the blocks. On Monday I assembled the blocks and rows and finished with 2 borders.

Pattern #2 – Fabric was ironed and cut yesterday. This one is a little bit different, but still has a lot of strip piecing. I got Block A strip pieced and ready to assemble today. Since I’m testing these patterns, I take a few days to make them and be sure the instructions are clear. But as with the other 3-yard Bundle patterns, these tops could easily be made over a weekend.

I’m enjoying following #AutumnJubilee2022 on Carole’s Blog – From My Carolina Home. Yesterday was Part 2 of her Wool Stitch Along. This is a hand stitched Wool Applique project, and I won’t be doing it right now, but am saving the instructions for later. Another blogger – Stitching Grandma, has chosen to do this by machine using fusible webbing and cotton quilting fabric. Check out her progress Here. I love the embroidery she added.

Carole is doing several activities this month including quilting, cooking, sewing, stamping, gardening along with the wool applique and book reviews, and each post has a giveaway. Be sure to follow her blog either on Friends of My Carolina Home Blog page on Facebook or via email or blog reader on the web for all the fun, the giveaways and the steps to all the projects.

I enjoy following bloggers and seeing what they are doing in their Sewing Rooms. I just started following a new blogger – Sparkle Jane. She had a stressful week last week and didn’t get much sewing done. Yesterday’s post she shared her quilting progress and her feline quilting companions. She is wondering if all quilters have feline companions. Well, this one doesn’t have cats, but there is a 4-legged K9 quilting supervisor in our household.

Wonder what he’s thinking?

Today is another day in the Sewing Room. Hope you get some sewing done this week!

Happy Stitching!

Quilt Mouse


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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4 Responses to Mid-Week Check-in 10/12/2022

  1. I didn’t know you are an ambassador for Fabric Cafe. I have a few of her patterns and books tho I haven’t yet made anything. It feels like the sizes will be a little on the small side but I suppose I can always supplement with more blocks and/or borders.

    Nice projects you shared today!


  2. Great progress this week. I will be interested to see if you redo the blocks. I just don’t envision a card when I see it. Thanks for linking my post . 😎


  3. Oh, your quilting supervisor has the sweetest face!! What a charmer!


  4. sparklejane says:

    How wonderful to see a picture of your canine quilting companion! Those Christmas blocks are darling. 🙂


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