Hubby and I took a unexpected ride in the country yesterday.
We had been "home" (which is about an hour and a half drive from Guelph) while we were on holidays, and I left my BlackBerry on the table at a restaurant where we had dinner. So we went back last Monday to pick it up, and were surprised to find it closed on the Civic Holiday. What restaurant closes on a summer holiday long weekend???? We went back again yesterday, and picked it up.
Well, we left at 10 in the morning, and didn't get home until nearly 8pm last night.
One of our stops was pretty Waterford, ON. And of course, I bee-lined it to Quilt Junction! I had already stopped in to Baskins in St. Thomas to find some fabrics to make a Hallowe'en wallhanging for Sailor Boy and my F-DIL to hang on their apartment door way out in the Maritimes. Came up a little short, but secured the bottom two fabrics - goofy jack-o-lanterns, and potion green with spiders - to round out the supplies needed. (Linking to Sunday Stash)
I also got the cutest "candy" - a Moda Mini Charm Pack. I unsuccessfully looked online for a pattern that would make use of it. Oh well, something will come to me!
So, this morning I was able to finish putting this together - it's all fusible applique - and next up is to machine blanket stitch around all the appliques.
The pattern came from the Winter 2012 issue of Simple Quilts & Sewing, and is designed by Kelly Mueller.
But guess what? I have TONS of the purple, pumpkins and green binding left over. I'd like to share the pattern and fabric to make this wall hanging with another quilter/sewist. You'll have to add a few bits from your own stash for the appliques, but you'll likely have what you need in your scrap heap. To enter the drawing, leave a comment telling me what you do when you lose your SewJo (mojo). I'll choose a winner on Wednesday evening.