I guess I have been busy this month, because I realized that Friday's date was Oct. 12 already!
And I hadn't even started my October Block A Month- A Year of Paper Piecing block yet!
|I got my book at Amazon.com (used, for a great price!)|
I really had fun making the different paper pieced sections. It was fun to see the hat come alive, and to make the shirt, complete with a little collar.
|His little shirt even has a collar.|
|The corn stalks had a lot of pieces.... 53 pieces on each side!|
|The crows came alive after adding the hand embroidery stitches.|
|Here is Mr. Scarecrow|
I hand stitched some embroidery touches: corn hairs, straw on the scarecrow's feet and arms, crows' eyes and feet, a face on Mr. Scarecrow, and buttons on his shirt. Then I made my quilt sandwich with Warm and Natural batting, and a neutral fabric for backing. I quilted minimally by simply machine stitching around the outside of the crows and scarecrow.
Here he is , hanging up in my kitchen, under the green shelf/cupboard.
|On my kitchen wall.|
In case you missed what I made in September, here is a picture of September's Apple Basket.
|Apple Basket and Mr. Scarecrow|
If you decide to buy the book and make some blocks, send me your pictures and I will post them on my blog!
I also wanted to invite you to check out some talented folks and their projects , at the Friday post on Confessions of a Fabric Addict 's blog. Sarah has a linky day on Fridays, where people can show what they have been working on. It is called
|On Fridays , you can see who linked up to show their projects|
I like to look at all of the projects and find new blogs to follow there, too!
Have a good week ahead!
|I'm off to my sewing room!|