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.
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