Wednesday, October 7, 2020

What have I been doing?

 It has been a while since I have had time to update you on what I've been doing? In between time spent with my grandson and some time away with my DH, I have been quilting. I finished the apple table runner I previously shared and started 4 apple place mats that still need to be quilted.

I picked the quarter apple pattern from SewFresh Quilts for the placemats.

I also completed the top from the QAL from the National Quilters Circle, Starlight Mountains. This was a 5 week QAL with week 5 ~ the quilt assembly. Even though it is called Starlight Mountains, I wanted to use fabric from my stash. The watermelon fabrics were donated to me several years ago.

I'm not sure what I'll call this quilt as Starlight Mountains doesn't seem to fit. Any suggestions welcome.

I was able to sandwich my 2019 Quiet Play Pattern Club quilt! It is ready to be quilted! Soon!

Finally, I finished the 2nd step in the Morewood Mystery Quilt. Here are Steps 1 & 2!

Hope you are able to get out and enjoy the lovely Fall weather. DH and I were able to take a few days in Fond du Lac, WI and biking in Freeport, IL on the Jane Addams Trail. 

Beautiful colors in WI!
Rail to Trail ~ a wonderful time biking!
And because I can't grandson and I did a little craft making binoculars and then went on a walk in the neighborhood where he was having fun 'spying' all kinds of things! 
Thanks for hanging in on this rather long post! Stay safe!


  1. Ah, I love your apples runner and placemats! A happy Fall feeling. Love the direct photo...Mom!, Dawn is standing on the table! The watermelon quilt looks terrific. Name?...Summer Evening? I’m not good with naming quilts. I will never get enough of seeing your Quiet Play quilt. I really love it. Your bike trail looks awesome. I better get out onto ours and see it in the Fall. I’m such a fair weather rider that I miss a lot of wonderful sights on the trail in other seasons. the baby binoculars!

  2. Hi Dawn! Oh, how cute!!! I love the picture of your grandson using the 'binoculars'. How darn adorable is that?!! What a great fun idea. Gosh, that tree is just gorgeous and that trail path looks inviting. You've been quite busy sewing and quilting, too. All of these projects look great. ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. You're making progress on all fronts! Time spent with your grandson is the most precious. The binocs are just the cutest idea :)

  4. Wow! You’ve been so busy, working hard and enjoying family! Good for you!


Sweet sentiments