August 29, 2013

Autumn in My Garden

Wow, where has the summer gone?  Kids heading back to school in less than a week.

We've had an amazing summer in Seattle - hardly any rain and lots of sun.  But I can already feel a hint of fall in the air and it will be here in less than a month.

Another sign of late summer - I'm seeing fields of sunflowers in my sewing room!  This is Autumn in My Garden by the Buggy Barn.  It's from their book A Little Bit Crazy.

Thelma, Nicole and I saw this quilt hanging at the Buggy Barn quilt show last summer and have been talking about it ever since.  We've even traded strips of fabrics to give each quilt more variety.  Even better than raiding your own stash, is raiding your friends' stashes, too!

There is a lot of prep work involved in getting ready to make a block.  The centers are 8 x 8 squares that finish 1".   I've got some oldies but goodies from my stash worked in here!

It will be fun to see my friends' versions of the quilt, too.  Because even though I know we have some of the same fabric, I have a feeling all of them are going to be unique.