Saturday, March 9, 2013

Orange weekend....

The last time my parents were down to visit was in September and the color in the RSC was orange. I decided it was a good time to pick up the project I started then and try and get it finished this month. Mom did ask me about this when she walked in the house earlier this week. She'd like to see it get done and 'experience' the whole project. Mom is not a crafter or quilter. It seems to be turning into two projects as the orange pumpkins just didn't fit into the little wall hanging.
I think I stopped working on it because once I had the final borders on I realized I forgot two of the check borders in the middle! So, this one will get frogged today and after I make some more of the four patches we'll see how it goes together again. I think a pumpkin or two will end up getting appliqued in the middle section..... or Maybe a BOO? Thoughts? I made the parts using some stencils that came with some construction paper for Halloween last year. Kids coloring books are also a great way to find patterns for applique or quilting designs.

The original three pumpkins will become a tiny little runner for the table.... although the thoughts are spinning and I may have another idea for that one.

Head on over to SoScrappy and see what other orange projects are being worked on this weekend.

As for us - I have lived here for a year and a half and have not made it to the Market of Marion flea market that is just 20 minutes from my house. We are heading there today with the kids. Wish me luck! At least I am feeling much better today than the last few ... I picked a good time to get sick while I had grandparents here to watch and care for the kids for me. A big thanks to my Mom and Dad for taking care of them for me.


  1. Love your little cat and ghost and and pumpkin fabric!! I had forgotten about my Halloween fabrics! This would be a good time to pull them out and make a Halloween table runner for October.
    Hope you get to feeling better, dear.

  2. Can't wait to see where inspiration takes you with these projects, as I love Halloween everything!

  3. Nice projects. You've inspired me to think Halloween!

  4. Boo would be great in the centre!
    Such cute pumpkins!

  5. Cute, I think it could use a BOO!

  6. Market of Marion? Wow! I remember going there with my parents when they wintered in the Summerfield/Belleview area the last two winters before my mom got sick.

  7. Oh, I was so excited to read Market of Marion, that I forgot to tell you that yes, I think BOO would be perfect in the middle! I can't wait to see it when it's done.

  8. I think Boo would do great on this one..


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