Saturday, September 19, 2015

Hello! It's autumn season...

{Asian Pears: gifts from my dear friend}

{w.i.p. : farmer's wife sample from 1920. 
Total of 66 blocks finish and just need another 30 plus to finish. 
I can do this right?}

{decision, decision, decision...} 

{adding up basic prints}

{Actually the bread, didn't rise up as it described from the book?
 still not sure what did I forget to add or miss, but tasted so good} 

 { Best bread, ever}

 {my small world quilt}

 {You've guessed right! Its DONE} 

With some cool air coming in last few weeks; the oven has been quiet busy for all the treats and bread making.  Don't let me trick you. It was the banana bread batter in that fancy cake molding I got it from Julie for my birthday one year and have used it once before then it has been stored away for years { It is a super heavy baking pan}. The mini banana breads are are all gone by now! For some reason, it tastes better than when it was baked off as a loaf?! I know that did sound crazy with all the same ingredients and temperature in the oven.  I must said it is perfect size for an afternoon snack and when cut around the ring, it was just a nice mouth bite size!

S' quilt is done! { Yes, you just hear my cheers???} The binding was attached on yesterday afternoon then hand-bound off last night! It was a perfect night for hand-binding. The air was cool and I was under the quilt all night. I have lots thinking moments while I was binding the quilt and big relieved after its all done! It was after 12 a.m. when I looked up the clock; it was late, but worth every single bit of effort to accomplished it! The other room was quiet by the time when I finished the quilt, so I quietly fold up the quilt and went downstair get a drink of water.  I'll be hand-writing a birthday letter, as I have done every single year and photograph the quilt then put in the room for the special birthday girl.

The quilting part is such a challenging, since it is a big big big big big BIG BIG quilt for a small sewing throat. It took two days for finish quilting part and used 7 fully winded bobbins. Total of 3 thread breaking down, and zero needle break up.

I feel like making my way catch up all the projects that I am behind and trying so hard to avoid starting any new ones, but I have to add one baby quilt. The fabrics have pull out and it will be a simple nine-patch quilt. I am thinking a roughly 35"x35" for the baby then will hand-quilt it. For some reason, I like to make baby quilt in around 50"x50", but it is actually too big to use!  But, I do love to see them dragging the quilt when they turn into toddler stage.

My also have join the Farmer's wife 1930 quilt along. Oh, yes! It is hosed by Kerry aka {verykerryberry}. You can read all it {here}. I have not start the block making as I am having a bit of dilemma with fabric choices here! I think something sweet and floral? or something pink and gray? um.. {just not sure}. I really would like to make this sampler quilt different from the 1920's and maybe this is making the fabric choices a bit challenging...

The week goes by so quick now! My sewing time is limited due to new changes of the new school year and lots drives on the freeway! It seems like finding that weekly pattern and organizing everything for myself is the key.

Oh and that freeway driving! I'd say a piece of cake now! { giggled}



  1. Your pictures are SO BEAUTIFUL Chase! I just love them! I CANT WAIT to see S's quilt!!! from the sneek peeks it looks AMAZING! She is blessed to have such a talented...and sweet Mother:) XO

  2. Chase, so many beautiful pictures here. It looks like pictures of quiet moments to sit and sew. You always have such beautiful work. I think the low volumes and blues in S's quilt are my favorite. And your Farmer's Wife blocks are so beautiful. I really hope you do finish that project! What a lovely quilt it will be for your sweet home. Thank you so much for sharing so much beauty! Have a wonderful week!

  3. Beautiful pictures.The quilts are all so lovely. The bread pictures look delicious, I can see from these pictures that you love fall!


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