Monday, October 31, 2016

Design Wall Monday--10/31/16 Happy Halloween

Design Wall Monday again.  Well, another week passed quickly, with not too much time in the sewing room.  However, some of it was spent with my grown niece, Emma, making Thomas. 

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. 

See more Design Walls on Judy's Patchwork Times. 
 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.
Cove requested to be a ghost and Mama made him this costume from some gauze, draping it over his cute leggings and long sleeved shirt.  Clever and simple, perfect for a 2 3/4 year old.  Baby brother Hunter sported some bones :)   Too cute!


Janet O. said...

I like Mr. Turkey. Reminds me that I need to get my Turkey banner quilted and hung!!
Nice new lights. I like that style--kind of arts and crafts-ish.
Oh, that last photo of the boys is way too precious!

Churn Dash said...

The go! us great for cutting up scraps. I now have a place to keep it so that I can use it more.

The turkey is really cute, but not as cute as your grandsons.

Hopefully you will get more rain.


Mary said...

We did not get even one trick or treater. Your grandsons are so cute and your new light fixtures look great.

Barb said...

cute kids! and what a great patchwork Turkey

Janet said...

A fun and interesting read as always.😊

carol fun said...

Great looking turkey and seriously cute kids!!! They certainly make Halloween fun... have a great week!

Pam said...

I like your turkey! I collect little turkeys for t-day decorations made of candles, straw, ceramic, wood-etc about 25 in all. Your turkey would make a great addition to hang with them on the mantle.

Kate said...

Those are some fun Halloween costumes. We didn't have as many trick or treaters either, I think because it was a school night. Thomas is looking mighty fine. Hope you can find some more time for stitching this week.