Do you remember this fabric?
I bought this for a silent auction coffee themed gift basket I needed to make for work. I ended up making place mats for it. The horrible thing was, they were due the same weekend we had to move! Ugh. Talk about a rush job! I was in such a hurry to get them done, I completely forgot to take any pictures at all and ended up taking stealing one place mat out of the basket and taking a picture of it right there on the auction table. Oh brother. I made four of them and here is how they turned out . . .
This counts as a finish, doesn't it?
The quilting was just a simple loopy pattern that reminds me of coffee steam. I stuck with extremely simple, just because of shortage of time. I used a variegated brown thread and was rather happy with the way it turned out. I think I'll use that same thread on a cowboy quilt I haven't finished yet. Yup!
I COULD show you pictures of my new sewing room, but they wouldn't be particularly inspiring right now. Piles of boxes? Not so much. I was so excited to go through them though! I have found a bunch of WIP's (works in progress) I had completely forgotten about. I will have fun showing you all those as soon as I can get myself organized.
Back when I used to be very involved in piecing quilts (but never finishing anything) I used to get a monthly shipment of FQ's from Keepsake Quilting. I received this bundle of Halloween fabric that I will never use and would like to give it away to one of you! The only stipulation being that you please show me what you make using this fabric. Just leave a comment for me if you wish to have a chance at this Halloween fabric. Drawing will take place next Friday.
I don't have a picture of the giveaway fabric yet but I will by tonight. I am rushing to get this post done so I can add it to Bernie's Needle and Foot Halloween Linky Party.
Update--Pictures of Fabric in Giveaway: I'm not sure what year this is from, but it is from a Thimbleberries collection by Kate Grussing. This collection is based on a collection of vintage Halloween decorations from the 1930's with the color palette based on a 1930's Halloween board-game box.
And just for fun, here are a few pictures of my daughter who has a penchant for going all the way when it comes to costumes.
Have a Blessed October!
Linking to Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts
Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts