I have projects to be working on, I do, I do. Found an adequate red tone-on-tone yesterday at Rustic Yearnings ( a local quilt shop with Sunday afternoon hours--yay) and finished sewing the 49 directional rail fence blocks. They are just sitting on the design wall waiting to be stitched into rows. I found my border fabrics for the Lee's Surrender quilt. They, too, await attention! But I am stalling! Don't know why. I also need to pick up my fabric pack from another quilt shop for Block 8 of Birds of a Feather. The fusible pieces are traced and just waiting patiently for fabric. But what do I want to play with??? Halloween! I found this very cute witch fabric and it reminded me of some witches I made for Halloween pasts. One is a pattern from AP&Q a year or so back. The other is a crayon witch I made several years back. Now I want to make more witches, more, more, more!!! Heck, I may even applique a witch onto my wonky house, who knows? Halloween is really wasted on kids LOL!
While at Rustic Yearnings yesterday, I also saw the complete line of Mistletoe Manor. Wow, talk about beautiful. There is an amazing quilt in the July/August 2006 Fons and Porter mag using this line of fabric. And...apparently it was made using fusible web! It is so very pretty. I did buy a piece of the Mistletoe Manor in a beigy tone-on-tone to use for borders on the directional rail. Will add some simple applique in the corners. Also, kudos to Linda for her great memory!! Yes, I was going to make a Snail Trail out of blacks, greys, whites and teals for older son! But I have since decided to make a paper-pieced Storm At Sea. Finding the dark teals I want is proving to be more difficult than I thought. Must not be the "in" color. That's me--always a season or two behind the times.