It's officially Fall at our house - the summer quilts have been folded and taken to the loft and the Fall quilts put in place yesterday. This is Oak Leaves and Turkey Feathers. If you want the pattern you're in luck because it's in Country Paths and Country Paths is our special this month.
The foyer quilts are hung on a board that's painted the same color as the wall. Then the board hangs on hooks on the wall. We used to hang each quilt on the wall but Pep came up with this idea. It's a lot easier to take the board down to take one quilt off and put another on.
Except - of course - when you have help.
Boy, did I get a dirty look when I told Spike he couldn't make a bed on the quilts.
Today is Barbara Brackman's day on the Blog Hop. Besides being a great fabric designer she is, of course, an awesome historian. Her blog is always full of interesting information and today is no exception.
And her free pattern is for a 60's retro Chicken Potholder. I loooove it!!! I have got to find time somehow, somewhere to make some. I'd say somebody could make some for me for Christmas but I'm the only one in the family that sews. Maybe I could talk Wendy into making some for me. And I even want her retro fabric. That I know where to get.
And speaking of finding time to do things, this will be my last post for awhile - except, of course, for my day on the 23rd.
I'm getting ready to leave for Ft. Smith, Arkansas and the Arkansas Quilt Congress. First I'll take Spike down to see my brother (the veterinarian) in Springfield, Mo. for an overall puppy checkup. Then on to Ft. Smith to teach 2 workshops on the 23rd and give a lecture on the 24th.
I'll pick Spike up on the way home, get here Sunday and leave Monday for Des Moines, Iowa and the AQS Festival there from Wed. 28th - Oct. 1st. - Booth 100
If you're in either area - come visit, please.
Then I need to get ready for Market - the fabric from our new line is due here that week.
I am getting my blog ready to post on the 23rd and both Michele and Tori will make sure it's posted.
Meanwhile there are lots of great things in store for you on the Moda County Fair Blog Hop. Click here (or on the button on the right) to see what's going on each day.