Saturday, 29 October 2016

Sunny Friday We Could Set A Record!

For the most rainy October!  As of Friday we have had 25 days of rain this October making it the 12th  rainiest October by measurable rain.  But as of today Saturday I can hear we have rain falling so we are tying the most rainy days in October!  So we may break the record after all.  But Friday was lovely and mild and sunny.  This was my view about 4:30 Friday evening.
 A slightly different look, you can see the clouds moving in.
 I decided to challenge myself with some applique and designed a star topper for an ongoing project.  Here I've ironed the star design onto freezer paper and have turned back the edges of the star.  I use the starch and freezer paper style for my applique.
 Looks not to shabby.
 Then I ran a basting stitch around the circle portion.
 Drew it up and ironed it back.
 Checked the look from the right side.
 Then I carried it down the rest of the topper and used starch to hold it in place.
 I then placed it on top of miles of bias strips I've been sewing down and realized I needed to add a bit more background before I could stitch it down.  I did this on Friday at my sewing group.  The top isn't quite finished for a big reveal but inching closer.
 I also prepped the last block for my Let It Snow piece by Stacy West of Buttermilk Basin Designs.  This is the reverse picture that you trace.
 But when I placed how she suggested I realized the recycled wool I used for the bird had fusible interfacing on it and I actually prefer the version of him looking to his right.
 This is the teaser that Stacy released when she announced the 2016 BOM Mystery.
 Here are my blocks laid out.  Apparently she may change the snowman to the left and put the snowflake to the right and shift LET of so that vertically the two T's don't line up.  But then they spell ETO and I rather like the snowman in the snowflake and the large snowman looking at each other.
If you are interested in making this you can get the large Snowman free but the rest of the blocks are now being sold on her website Buttermilk Basin Designs as either blocks or as kits.  Now to get this guy all stitched up.


The little book of Nessie said...

The snowman is cute. The autumn tones are lovely. Your appliqué looks great. Regards, Nessie

WoolenSails said...

We are getting nice weather this weekend, at least for fall. Today was cloudy but nice and tomorrow the sun, I hope.
Love your snowman blocks, need to make the last one.


Karen in Breezy Point said...

Your applique piece looks amazing--can't wait to see the rest of it! I did the exact same thing with my Let It Snow snowman--I wanted him looking into the quilt, for sure. I hope we didn't "shoot ourselves in the foot"--lol!

Susan said...

I don't think the two t letters need to line up any better than that. Your top looks good. I like them looking to the right, also. Somehow, I thought there was one on each side of the quilt. Silly me.