Tuesday, October 29, 2013

October's Ending

Well the month is almost over, which means it was time to get my bee block in the mail ;)  I only had one this month for the Beejeebers group.  Bethany asked us to make this block based on Nancy Cabot's Boston Streets pattern.  It was such a fun block to put together.  I love anything that lets me do lots and lots of perfect crisp corners.  Look at those center pinwheels, so fun!!   And, I found a special new ruler that really made trimming the  HST's a breeze.  I will share more on it later this week :)

And of course, with the end of fall, comes the raking.  This weekend what started out as a family chore to clean up the backyard, turned into some family fun :)

Who doesn't love playing in a huge pile freshly raked leaves :)

And yes, the kids and dear husband did manage to get them all in bags by the end of their time outside :)

Which is probably a really good thing as there is snow on the ground this morning.  I guess that means so long Fall and hello Winter.  But hey, with winter comes staying inside more which means more time for quilting :)

Have a Happy Quilting Day!!
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  1. I hope that's the same new ruler that I just bought (but haven't tried yet). One of my least favorite tasks is trimming HSTs. They always want to slip. Move. Skate out from under my regular ruler. Even the little sticky pads I put under my regular ruler didn't help much. Swearing helped only a little bit, too. Can't wait to hear about your new ruler. Oh, I hope it's the same one I just bought (but haven't tried yet)!

  2. This is such a great block! I love the design. The colors are great too.

  3. Love that block: you did a great job on it!! And how fun in the leaves!!! And snow already? Wow!! I guess the high price we pay for our homes here in Calif is to pay for the weather!! LOL! I have a tiny home, but it's a beautiful sunny day: I guess there's always a trade-off!! Have a great week!!!

  4. I did my bee blocks at the start of the month and they're still not in the post o.O You'll probably beat me at this rate! Looks like fun in the leaves anyway :o)

  5. Love that block and can't wait to hear more about the great ruler as I am in search of the best hst helper! Thanks for sharing the fun photos of "leaf raking" too.

  6. Thank you so much for the beautiful block! I'm so excited to see it in person. My kids enjoyed the leaves yesterday too

  7. I totally thought that block was a quilt when I saw the pic in my feed...ha! Either way, I love it and the colors! Smiles~Beth


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