AccuQuilt Fall Theme Blog Hop

I have fallen down on the job with blogging – but better late than never. Here’s a blog hop that you need to follow – and since it’s Wednesday – you’ll have a little more reading for the next three days. There are some absolutely wonderful and refreshing new projects. And there are some giveaways. This blog hop is not sponsored by Accuquilt, but by the generous bloggers. Enjoy reading and I hope you win. Here’s the list:

Monday, September 26

Tuesday, September 27

Wednesday, September 28

Thursday, September 29

Friday, September 30

25 Ideas To Decorate Kids Room With Birds | Shelterness

This web page has the most wonderful ways to decorate a child’s room with birds. I have no affiliation – just found it as I was browsing the web and thought you would enjoy seeing this. There are some wonderful bird die cuts – so let your imagination fly.

25 Ideas To Decorate Kids Room With Birds | Shelterness.

Fall Medley Candle Mat

I’ve never made a candle mat before – so there needs to be a first time. I was so impressed with the pumpkin set that Judy Danz created, that it made me want to do something for Fall. I have ordered the pumpkin die so I can play with Judy’s embroidery files, but in the meantime decided to use the Fall Medley die that I already have. Here’s what I did.


Finished Candle Mat

1. Cut a 14 inch square for the base fabric. I cut two identical squares so that one can be the backing.

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Twin Size Quilt for Sunbonnet Sue

Someone asked me to create a twin size quilt for Sunbonnet Sue using the 2-1/2 inch strip die or the 4-1/2 inch strip die.  It can easily be done with a 10 inch finished block and a 2 inch finished sashing strip. Here’s the 10 inch finished connector block:


And here’s the finished quilt. It will be approximately 67 x 91 inches finished. A twin bed mattress is 39 inches x 74 inches, so this size quilt will give adequate drop and pillow tuck.

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Little Bird

I always like to have pictures and have been so entrenched in finishing projects you’ve already seen that I don’t have a lot of pictures. But here’s one that’s in development. What do you think about this little birdy? The first photo is one I took and the second is the same bird stitched by someone else. I think they’re awesome.

Bird 1


Bird 2

American Quilter’s Society – American Quilter Magazine: Patterns – AQS Quilt Shows, Contests, and Free Patterns

Are you a member of American Quilter’s Society? They have wonderful benefits and lots of wonderful information for quilters. I get the newsletter in my email and it’s one of the newsletters that I always read. Today, as I was reading it, I found this page of free patterns – well, it’s 20 pages of free patterns: American Quilter’s Society – American Quilter Magazine: Patterns – AQS Quilt Shows and Contests, Quilting Memberships. And on the left hand side, there’s a link for joining AQS. It’s $25/year and well worth it.

Have A Pumpkin Good Day Embroidery Set

My friend, Judy Danz, has the most wonderful eye for design. She has taken the pumpkin die from Accuquilt and created a beautiful embroidery set. If you’re thinking about doing a Fall Project – anything from pot holders to table runners to a quilt – consider using her Embroidery to do it. She made a lovely Trio Stand. I love the way she added the vines to the pumpkins.

Have A Pumpkin Good Day


Sunbonnet Sue Quilt

The quilt has made it through the design stage, and the instructions are finished. I have been through every step in fabric–just not the lavender fabric. I love that fabric so much, that I’m having trouble cutting it. Just have to work up some courage. Here’s the picture. Click on it and the pattern will open. Have fun.