The photo is a bit overexposed, but you can tell what a sophisticated turkey he is. Emma picked through my precut scraps and we pulled larger pieces and fat quarters for more choices. Though I gave away the pattern for this mini quilt a few years ago, I had the one I made for myself to go by. Emma enjoyed using the Accuquilt GO cutter to chop up the scraps to the 2.5 width, then we crosscut them with the cutter for squares. It was a fun couple of hours. Thomas now has a pieced backing and I'll get the quilting done soon and have Emma choose her binding fabric.
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I kept the GO cutter out to lower the volume of this scrap bin.
So great to get a new pile of light scraps in the 2.5" precut drawer.
Other tasks last week included getting a new kitchen faucet, thanks to son Nick, a plumber who got us a great overstock deal AND installed it, and DH Grant who put up these pretty new patio lights. We had our house painted this gray blue-green a couple of months ago and the 25+ year old builder grade lights had to go. The first two new lights went up just fine but the third one had to be partially disassembled to change the too-long mounting screws. Naturally there was a trip to the Home Center involved to complete the project, but only to buy clear caulk to seal the backplates from rain. We actually did get some of that wet stuff here in SoCalif, just about 1/2 inch to kick off our rainy season, enough to ease the fire danger some. Fingers crossed there will be more rain in the next 3-5 months.
Our Halloween was pretty light, only about 80 trick or treaters--in the past we have had a few hundred, but that's to be expected on a school night. We played favorites with the grandsons to close out the evening.