Sunday, November 1, 2009

Trick or Treat!


Meet my two grands - Tess and Timothy. They showed up with big smiles and big pumpkins - the only two trick-or-treaters I had come by the house last night, so they got extra helpings. Not to worry - Timothy did have shoes on - but he kicks them off as soon as he comes through the door and I had to get them to back up for the picture.

Do you get the Fons and Porter Love of Quilting magazine? Its one of my favorites and the November/December 2009 has this great wall hanging on the cover. I just love the center block and the looks of the trees - but I really wanted a table runner. So I decided to make the center with the trees on either end and add the border. Easy enough, don't you think? Well, I wanted to paper piece mine, and the instruction call for using a Fons and Porter Ruler, and do not tell what the finished size of the block will be. So, I can't create my foundation pattern when I don't know what size the block is supposed to be. I went with a 12.5" unfinished center block . I also substituted a dark green for the center. Here is what I have so far:
Now I have to add the border and determine what size the tree blocks need to be.
My mom moved in with us today, for a temporary stay while she finishes recouperating. We had a pleasant day, watching football (ugh) - she worked on the Gail Pan Christmas Wish patterns I traced off for her, and I did some hand quilting on butterflies on Taralyn's quilt. Hubby was here too, working on his computer doing family research. It was a very nice afternoon.
Thanks for stopping by,
Teresa





8 comments:

kjquilts said...

Hi Teresa! Your grandkids are too cute. Your tablerunner is going to be gorgeous!

Carin said...

Darling grand kids!

Shakerwood Primitives said...

Adorable little smiles! When is baby #17 due? or is it just #6?

If you haven't made the foundation pieces yet, let me know and I can do the math for you and print out paper patterns.

Purple Pam said...

I like the center of the Fons and Porter cover quilt also. I have marked it to keep a copy of the pattern. Sounds like you had a good, quiet afternoon with Mom and hubby.

Purple Pam said...

P.S. I forgot to say how cute your trick or treaters are. I love those big smiles. Also, it looks like you worked out the problem with the pattern very well.

Thimbleanna said...

Awww, look at those little cuties! Looks like you're going to have a very cute table runner there!

Kieny The Dutchlady said...

Such a cute picture of your grandchildren! I love that block it will be great for a tablerunner.

bluebird-lyn said...

Hi Teresa, how cute are your little grand children.....love their smiles......love the colours you have chosen for your centre block...look forward to seeing the end result...Warm Regards Lyn