Wednesday, October 27, 2021

October Mini

This month's mini started with four 5" squares . . . 

. . . that were in with a pack of 125 that I got at the 'you know where' :) Such playful designs and perfect fall colors.

I cut each square in half and inserted a strip between the two pieces. I couldn't figure out the direction of that green/yellow print so it may be upside down. What do you think??  

The falling leaves fabric was another TS purchase. It's quilted in vertical rows with gold thread and I added polka dots for the binding.

All in all it was a fun piece to make and I used fabrics that I never would have considered using up until now.  

The finished piece is 14" x 17-1/2".

That's all for now. 

See you next week!


Copyright 2021, Barbara Schaffer

Thursday, October 21, 2021

New Project and More Leaf Peeping

Just like that I started a new project and wanted to share a few more leaf-peeping photos with you.

Two weeks ago I found these templates at the TS and I couldn't resist! Here is a photo of the original quilt which is made of fancy fabrics. Isn't it a beauty?

So as soon as I got home I started pulling scraps and making blocks which are 8" unfinished. I'm not paying much attention to a specific time period instead trying to use fabrics that don't always work in my other repro projects. I put the blocks on my design wall with space for sashing strips and corner stones. I have a striped fabric that I think will be perfect :)

The Ausable River taken from the entrance to Whiteface Mountain.

Another view from the same location.

On the way to Lake Placid. 

Another sunrise from our dock. 

Our driveway. . .

. . . and a rainbow when I went out for a walk at 4 p.m. :)

That's all for now.

See you next week with my monthly mini!


Copyright 2021, Barbara Schaffer 

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

This 'n That

Want to see some fall foliage? Or some chairs? Or a little quilt? Or a screensaver? Click on the photos for a better view.

Sunrise on the mountain and river taken from our deck.

Same view on another day but from our dock.

On a back road . . . 

. . . leading to Franklin Falls--one of my all-time favorite places.

In my quest to decorate Adirondack-style, I bought some new dining room chairs. Aren't they fun? 

I couldn't resist making another little quilt . . .

. . . from thrift shop fabrics. 

I plan on donating it to the shop but this time I added a label :)

When I turned on my computer last week, this colorful image was on the screen. Thanks, Microsoft! What a great idea for using solid fabrics! 

I'll close with this expansive view and will share more next week :)

Enjoy the season! 


Copyright 2021, Barbara Schaffer