Since the 1st and 15th of each month are HarmAn Days (start a new project), I took a miniature sampler up to Cranberry Cottage to work on. It happened again... I started the sampler but also finished it. *grins* I just cannot get the hang of this startitis thing right now.
The sampler measures 2 inches by 4-1/4 inches which I decided to turn into a little pillow for an autumn decoration.
I keep a drawer with scraps I cut while working on a quilt in various shapes. These rectangles have come in handy for other stitching projects in the past. I love Chinese coins as they are called by quilters and want to make a mini quilt with them one day. But I used some of them to sew two rows of 'coins' for each side of the pillow. They measure 1-1/4 inch by 3/4 inch each here on the pillow.
I added a pretty ribbon which brought out the color of thread. I used Weeks Dye Works Indian Summer for this sampler. It gave a subtle effect for this autumn sampler which includes a little squirrel, leaves and toadstool. I had so much fun making this for my favorite season that I finished it in two days.
But in the hope that I still get the hang of startitis...I am starting another project today. I am going to start one of two new Halloween projects. I came home last night and got my fabric ready along with my threads. I do have a confession to make...my stash diet was severely broken last week. I will tell you all about it in my next post. But in the meantime, is anyone thinking about Halloween projects out there in blogging land? You still have time to make something so won't you join me? I would love to hear all about what you are working on and promise to show my starts too.
Before I leave you on this Monday morning, there were many questions about the patchwork charm wreath I made with my quilt group. I am starting to pull fabrics to make one for autumn so I will be preparing a tutorial for you all to make your own next week.