Tuesday, September 20, 2022

New To-Do List ~ Fall vs. Halloween

A new week means a new To-do list...

Last week my Babylock Lyric went in for a spa treatment.  It's been a year and I have used a lot... A LOT!  It was time and I missed her.  She has returned, good as new I am guaranteed.  And just in time! But before I get to what I have on the cutting table, I want to take a look at last week's list.

✔ A new story in the Pieces in the Garden Sew Along series.

DONE!  The Noon & Night block accompanies the very short story of the first place that Forrest & Tressie lived.

 Instagram's 30-day Photo Challenge and National Sewing Month celebration. 

Days Filled with Joy was chosen as the random winner in the September 17th drawing.  The prize was a gift certificate code valued at $24 for a purchase from Quilting Jetgirl's store.

Need ideas to spur on your own?  Check out #31dayswithcottoncuts

There are two more drawings before the end of the month... join the fun!
You can participate in the National Sewing Day 2022 group or on Instagram... your choice but be sure to use the hashtags above to be included in the weekly prize drawings..

 Finish writing all of the Pieces in the Garden patterns and get them tested and completed.  

Mostly DONE!  All of the rows of the quilt are complete.  

This leads into the list for this week 

❧ One row needs to be photographed and two patterns need to be finalized.

❧  I'll be writing another Teatime with Tressie memory soon and include another bonus block.

❧  And now that my sewing machine is back, I will be piecing blocks for a custom Halloween quilt.  It will be 60" x 80" and feature all things spooky and scary... ghosts, bats, witches, purples, green, oranges and yellows and jack-o-lanterns!

not much of a Halloween person, but I do love fall.  So I started with a proposal to my customer for a "fall-ish" quilt with a bit of a lean toward Halloween.  My initial idea was shot down and I succumbed to her request.  

I'll be sewing up a storm for the next few days and then I'll be prepping for a weekend of camping.  We'll be back in the San Isabel National Forest (3rd time this season).  This time we'll be alone, and we are hopeful that we will be able to use one particular campsite we have had our eyes on for a few years. 

It is a secluded site with no other sites right next door, has a creek running right next to it and not far from a trail.  The nights here have been getting cool enough to cause the leaves at our elevation to begin turning and we are thinking that we might catch some beautiful fall colors on the mountain. 🍁🍂  And with the highs this weekend only being in the upper 60s and lower 70s, it should be beautiful!

Fall is definitely in the air!  And it is my favorite season... I've gotta run... but before you leave, tell me... 

What is your favorite season?

Leave a comment... I'd love to hear from you!

Keep Piecing,


Linking with:

To Do Tuesday at Texas Quilt Gal
Mid-week Makers at Quilt Fabrication
Wednesday Wait Loss at The Inquiring Quilter
Put Your Foot Down at True Blue Quilts
Needle & Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation
Free-Motion Mavericks at Quilting & Learning



  1. Gosh I am so jealous of your fall temperatures! Your camping trip sounds just perfect. I keep telling my Hubs that we need to move to the mountains. Yay for Joy's win! Fall is definitely my favorite season, followed by winter, then spring, and summer pulls up as far last as it can get. We are still under the influence of an ungodly high ridge causing high 90s during the day and no rain in sight.
    Thank you for sharing with To Do Tuesday!

  2. "Falloween" was not a hit with the Halloween-loving client, huh? ;-). That will be a fun quilt, even if it isn't your thing. Have a wonderful time on your camping trip. The site sounds like something out of Paradise. Watch out for talking snakes and don't eat any apples!

  3. It should be lovely up in the mountains! Hope you get that site. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

  4. Hi Melva, have a wonderful time camping - it should be awesome :-) My favourite season is fall also. Love the cooler weather and the wonderful colours. Thanks for linking up to Free Motion Mavericks. Good luck with your Halloween quilt.

  5. There are so many cute Halloween fabrics out there you should be able to have a great variety of them. It's not as much fun to sew on fabrics you don't like particularly well. Enjoy your camping trip.