Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Autumn and Stars

It's beginning to look like fall around here plus I have a Savery Stars update. 

I love this tri-color mum! And pretty soon my Kolanchoe plants will be coming in for the long winter. 

A highlight of my many walks is taking a picture of these Chinese Lanterns growing near the road in a neighbor's yard.  

The leaves are beginning to turn. How beautiful is this tree??


Savery Stars update:

Remember the fabric I purchased replicating inkings from the past? Well, after I reduced the template a little the center hexie worked out perfectly for each star :)

Dawn's coordinating Queen Victoria fabric :)

I actually appliqued 3 stars by machine and 6 by hand. 

I trimmed the reverse of each star to reduce the bulk before appliqueing. 

And here's the finished block. I prepped it for hand applique by machine basting it to the background--quick and easy!

I'm working on the sashing so stay tuned . . . 

Another lovely sunset :)

Enjoy your week!


Copyright 2023, Barbara Schaffer

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Crazy 33-36 and Lake Placid

I made 3 blocks this week and am finally caught up. Also sharing some pics from a boat tour on Lake Placid.

Block 33. Uh-oh, I discovered after-the-fact that the upper left 4-patch is turned the wrong way. 

Block 34. A fun mix of scraps!

Block 35. On long pieces I run a row of stitching to keep the fabric in place so it doesn't shift. 

Block 36. Looks like I didn't learn my lesson the first time around. That is, if you use large prints for the individual shapes (bottom two rows), they really look muddled when sewn together. 

Thirty-six blocks done and 18 to go . . . :)

Last week on a beautiful warm sunny day we went for a boat ride around Lake Placid. Here are some pics of the magnificent camps we saw along the way. 

Many camps have boat houses--some with living quarters above. 

There are magnificent estates . . . 

. . . and camps on an island with boat access only--no road or bridge to get there and back. 

Lots of privacy, for sure! 

On another note . . . 

Meet Apollo--our granddaughter's H-U-G-E 7-month old 103 lb. puppy--a Cane Corso and German Shepherd mix with a brindle coat and a very big head :) 

That's all for now . . . 


Copyright 2023 Barbara Schaffer