Thursday, September 13, 2007

Animals & Autumn

This is a quilt that our guild made from our September BOM. We each make a block and then it is put together for a charity quilt. This one was made for the Humane Society. Isn't it fun! We had to make a cat or dog block and use bright colors and at least one polka dot fabric. My block is the 4th one on the top row, yellow cat with big green bow. I wish you could see all of the great details our creative members put into it. Oh, and take notice of the pretty lady holding the quilt... she's being published in McCall's Special Christmas Issue , coming out in October. I'll keep you posted...



I finished the top for my sister's Autumn Sassy Sixteen. It's a demo for her store. You can't see the fabric details very well here, I'll try to get some more pics soon. She is going to put together some kits. I just love Autumn and the colors. I can hardly wait until the first day of Fall, September 23, and I will pull out all of my decorations, maybe even buy some more, and make the whole house look like a harvest festival. Okay, well, I might not really do it then, as I'll be coming home from the UFO retreat. I'm sure I'll be worn out from all that I hope I'll get done and the fun and laughter with all the ladies. So, maybe it'll be on Monday.

Gentry and I are really getting in the swing of things of our home-schooling routine. I had forgotten how much easier it can be with only one child. School seems to be going well for Hailey also, which is a relief. It still isn't great, but apparently you can't expect very much from the schools in this area. Really is a shame! Which leads me in search of states where public education is a good thing instead of a blemish. Also, I've been told that the majority of private schools aren't really any better, teaching exactly the same limited curriculum. Very, very disappointing! So, do you know what the top 10 states are for public schools? Feel free to let me know. I could definitely see us moving over this issue alone! Enough of that for now...

I have still been cutting up a storm. Tonight I hope to work on cutting the blocks for the next guild's BOM. It is all template stuff, which isn't really a strong attribute for me. The sooner I get it done, the sooner I can stop brooding over it. LOL!

1 comment:

Linda said...

What a bright happy quilt your Humane Society top is. I adore the colours you've used in the Sassy Sixteen quilt top, I automatically think Autumn.