I finally made my September block for the Elgin Piecemakers Guild Comfort quilt project this past week! We were each to make a bird block with a gray background. We had plans to meet outside in September in someone's backyard but it poured rain the night of our meeting and it got cancelled so now, the bird blocks will be handed in with the October blocks this month. I had already made all of my blocks for the rest of the year in the spring so this was the last one to make for 2021. I used a Riley Blake pattern I found online.
My October UFO project is finished! The hand stitching on the binding was completed last weekend. I even labelled it!
For the back, I had one yard of the dark print fabric and just used some solid yellow fabric to made the backing big enough. I am using what I have rather than purchasing fabric at the moment.
Since our group's UFO challenge is for one year, and I have well over 20 items on my UFO list, I decided to try to finish a second UFO this month. This is another charm pack quilt--an effort to use up the charm packs in my stash. This little quilt will make a great baby gift some day. I like to have a few baby quilts made ahead of time to be ready with a gift, should the need arise. I am currently about 3/4 done on the machine quilting.
I am using a pale turquoise thread and the backing fabric is also turquoise. I should be able to finish this quilt by the end of the month.
Over the past few months, I have been participating in the Toronto Modern Guild Round Robin project. There are 6 quilters in my group and I have now made something to add to everyone's quilt tops. This week, I added a border to Tania's quilt. The pink line was on the block--I removed it and then added the borders and then pieced the pink line (with my own pink fabric) back in, extending it into the border. I happened to have the black and white border print fabric in my stash and it fit right in with Tania's block. This block is in the mail.
I added pompoms to my three hats today. I used a Clover pompom maker.
Love Birds was delivered to the newlyweds on Thanksgiving weekend and is now hanging on their wall. They were thrilled with the picture and frame. This makes me happy! I managed to finish it and get it to them before their first anniversary in November!
I will be linking up with Kathy and the Slow Sunday Stitchers in the morning.