Monthly Archives: September 2021

Bats and Boos Update

Here is where I was when I last posted about Bats and Boos:

Bats and Boos

I needed to make four star pumpkin blocks:

Bats and Boos

And set all of the blocks together:

Bats and Boos

One of those pumpkin star blocks is not like the other (I was not happy when Hubby pointed that out to me). Jack the Ripper helped me to fix that.

My Bats and Boos somehow came out bigger than the pattern said that it should. I guess my seam allowance isn’t the same as everybody else’s. So…I added a spacer border to make my personal math calculations work for the next border (which is very much influenced by Pat Sloan).

Bats and Boos
Bats and Boos

How come I don’t see such obvious mistakes until I have sewn it all together and I am looking through the camera (even then it is sometimes questionable that I will notice)!

What would I do with my best buddy Jack?

Bats and Boos

I don’t intend to add another border, and I have the backing pieced. The frankenbatt is pieced as well. I won’t be quilting until Betty Boop comes home from the hospital. I assume her much needed part is somewhere offshore on a cargo ship.

Bats and Boos

Quilt On!

Bats and Boos

Betty Boop is still in the hospital (it is soooo difficult to get parts these days), but I do have my little Janome Gem Gold. Nothing fancy, but she is a workhorse. While internet surfing, I came upon Fat Quarter Shop’s, Bats and Boo QAL, and it has become a squirrel project (Oh, look!) for me. I am thinking of using it as a table topper when I finish it.

Except for one print, I do not have Halloween novelty fabrics in my stash, and I intend to use stash, rather than shop for this project. I think that what I have found to use will do nicely. The first block that I have made is the bat.

Bats and Boos

He is pretty cute! Four of them are cuter!

Bats and Boos

These aren’t the layouts in the quilt along, but I like them both! They could be worth exploring in the future if one has the time or the inclination.

Bats and Boos

The next block that I have made is the star block.

Bats and Boos

There is an oopsie in the block pictured above.

No worries…I fixed that!

Bats and Boos

Next up…I have some pumpkin blocks to make!

Quilt On!

A Stroll in the Garden

Don’t be a fish; be a frog. Swim in the water and jump when you hit ground. -Kim Young-ha

Pacific Tree Frog

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Pacific Tree Frog

Nights can never be real and enjoyable without the croaking of frogs and the chirping of crickets. ― Michael Bassey Johnson, Song of a Nature Lover

Pacific Tree Frog

Frog in a little pond can be much happier than fish in a vast ocean! -Mehmet Murat ildan

Pacific Tree Frog

Stay safe. Stay healthy.

See the world around you!

A Stroll in the Garden

Life’s most precious moments are not all loud or uproarious. Silence and stillness has its own virtues. -― Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Delphinium

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Delphinium

Within yourself is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself -― Herman Hesse

St. John's Wort

Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen – that stillness becomes a radiance. -Morgan Freeman

Feverfew

In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you. -Deepak Chopra

Feverfew

There’s a point when your tape of life runs off the reel and there’s this stillness of your own – I got to know myself. -Melissa Etheridge

Peony

Seek out a tree and let it teach you stillness. -Eckhart Tolle

Peony

Even in stillness, there is movement. Sometimes it takes time for the molecules of change to shift form. Even when it feels like nothing is happening, transformation is taking place. -Anonymous

Bellflower

Inner stillness is the key to outer strength. -Jared Brock

Bellflower

There is nothing as certain as silence, stillness, and solitude to introduce you to the secrets of yourself. -Guy Finley

Foxglove

Find a moment of stillness, give your heart a chance to tell you where you really need to be. -Dodinsky

Daisy

Sometimes finding that quiet stillness within us is our highest and greatest aspiration. -Anonymous

Clematis

Stay safe. Stay healthy.

See the world around you!

Fleece Throw

I have had a fleece throw kit taking up space in the sewing studio. With Betty Boop still in the hospital awaiting her new parts, now seems like a great time to put this kit together.

Fleece Throw

This was a quick and easy project and I am so happy that it is finished!

Fleece Throw

I’ll be snuggling up with this comfy throw this winter while reading, stitching, or just being a couch potato!

Fleece Throw

Quilt On!