Saturday, October 18, 2008

Flurry of activity

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It is a beautiful sunny autumn day here today and I took this photo at the park where my husband and I used to take long walks when we were courting over 25 years ago. This park is still looks as gorgeous as I remember it being then, even though at that time I was wearing my "rose coloured, falling -in-love" glasses!! Today I was wearing my "married 24 years bifocals" it was still breathtaking!!
We have family visiting from New Jersey this weekend to attend Oktoberfest celebrations. (You can click here to read more about this festival but turn down the volume on your computer because the music is loud!) It will be lots of fun, but not much time for sleeping or quilting! It is also my daughter's 17th birthday, and her school basketball team's tournament, so I'm quite sure that I do not have time for blogging today....but here I am!!
For a long time I have wanted to make a "Wheel of Mystery" mini quilt. Doesn't everyone keep a list in their mind of all the quilt patterns you would like to make "someday"?!?! This was at the top of my list! I love the secondary pattern and the movement in this design. I have often looked at this quilt kit and wanted to buy it. (You can see a very pretty red and white version of this design here.)
While I was working on my next BeAttitude BOM, I thought about using fusible web for making a quick version of this design. So I started with these 16 fall fabrics from a charm pack. I found the pattern on EQ, and oddly enough it was listed under the category of "Orange Peels"!?! I printed out the pattern and traced it onto fusible web. From each charm square I got one square for the background and 4 applique pieces. I sewed the background squares together and then did the applique one block at a time. The pieces were really small and it was fiddley but I enjoyed the process. While I was doing this, I got 2 more ideas for variations I would like to try...this always happens to me, and that is why my quilt studio is in the creative mess that it is!


Libby said...

What a clever way to make your quilt . . . love those fall fabrics.

SueR said...

Gorgeous autumn photo! Weird that you mentioned the Wheel of Mystery--I just made myself a note this morning that I wanted to do one of these, only I had seen it called Winding Ways.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful fall picture,