Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Fresh Autumn Air!

The winds of Autumn have blessed us with cool energizing air! I feel so happy to be alive rather than feeling like I've been dipped into molasses when it was too hot and muggy. Now THIS is living!

Geez, I even did some cleaning, and I never do that.

It seems that everybody is all jumping onto the "Hugs & Kisses" bandwagon all around blogland and I didn't want to be left out of all the fun. Click on this link if you'd love to watch Jenny Doan of the Missouri Star Quilt Company video of how to make this:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tyj9jCTlmc4
 Way back in June, I had bought some sale priced $4.00 seconds of 5" charm packs from Keepsake's big rained out tent sale. I cut a big bunch of 2 1/2" beigey cream squares to go with two of the charm packs which were teals and tans. I had fun!
I was surprised to find that the charm packs contained a full 50 squares. I merrily sewed the beige squares onto the opposing diagonal corners of the five inch charms. It took me all morning to do one pack because I stubbornly made the bonus HST's on every corner.
I worked on the second charm pack today after cutting up more cream squares. Look at all these sweet little HST's!!!
Then I pressed about half of the charm blocks and made them into the "Hugs" by sewing four of them together.
I still have more to sew and press, but I really like how they are going together. I'm working at color placement to try to keep the teals and tans fairly evenly distributed rather than all clumped up. So far, that is working out well.
Raven didn't care about it one way or another...





6 comments:

cityquilter grace said...

looking good from here, well as good as i can see anyway....

Rosa said...

It`s fantastic!

Beth Probasco said...

We are hot in MN today but tomorrow is suppose to be the cool invigorating air that I love as well. I am with you!! What a great buy on the charm squares and what lovely Hugs and Kisses. Raven is all together just too relaxed!! ;>)

Glady said...

Hi Vic, We had the winds of autumn blow through Ohio too. My furnace came on for a little while this morning. It was close to 40 degrees. I saw you on Bonnie's blog list during her webcam. Did you hear her give us a hello! : ) She is such a good teacher. I also like watching the videos on Missouri Star Quilt. So fun.

Nancy said...

I love your color choices. This will be a beautiful quilt! I know you said this is a popular pattern these days but I guess I haven't been reading quilting blogs long enough to have seen it. Maybe one of these days (after I finish the quilts in progress now) I'll try it.

Helen in the UK said...

We're starting to get the feel of autumn in the air too. Love how you're using that charm pack and making your bonus triangles too :)

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