Wednesday, September 23, 2015

WIP Wednesday Teal and 241 Totes Galore!

I've just returned from a weekend retreat with my Quilting Ladies. 
Fall has come to Alaska. Glorious cerulean skies, crisp breezes and Golden Yellow birch and aspen. My quilting lady Camilla made a mid-sunday raid on the crab apple trees outside of the community library, perchance committing some sort of fruit felony? And brought us all luscious crab apple butter for our hot toast. That Camilla. She really knows how to treat a girl!!

This time, our retreat was in a center located near Kenai, and a lake with loons. Not us, the avian kind :)
I love to wander through the leaves and smell the Fall scented air. 

The roses have all made hips, packed with vitamin C. It is some sort of banner year for them, I have never seen them so big and luminous. I'm thinking a quick forage and a make of jelly is in order. What do you think? 

I'm working on four more 241 Totes. Please excuse these miserable pictures. I'll take more tomorrow, But I bet you won't see finished totes by Friday! Lol!! That's because I'm working on these exciting projects...
I'm enlarging the Modern Dogwood pattern so that you can cut all of the curves with your Sizzix or AccuQuilt cutter. They will be MUCH quicker to piece into a quilt, as this will make each block quite big. I can't wait to show you the finished quilt that I am making for you!! 
I am working on a Modern Dresden for Quilt Con. If you pin this, please reference me :) I think it will make a super fun quilt!! 
I'm also working on this Triangle Dresden for the Teal Mug Rug swap to increase awareness of Ovarian Cancer. I hope my recipient likes it!! 
And check out this SWEET basket I found at a local Value Village!! I'm going to redo the inside in Cherry and red polka dot fabric. Fun!!
My Rudbeckia's are still going strong, despite the fact that we just had a frost... oh yeah, I better get the potatoes in!! 
These red berries are favorites of bears. How do I know, you ask?? Well, you had better watch your step out on the trails just now, or you'll know how, too!! ;0 (which, by the way, answers the Age old question with a resounding, YES!)
Skookum's cousin, Bacon, is visiting us for three weeks. Man, are we having a BLAST!!

Now, don't forget!! If you head on over to Calico Cat Fabrics to steal some fabric, use the CODE SEWPSYCHED  to get FREE domestic shipping on ANY order of $50 or more. The code is good for all of September, so you had better get shopping ;0
Tanya has some Lecien on sale for $4.15 a half yard. I will literally sew for the cats, with prices like that!



  1. I can't wait to see that modern Dresden quilt. Will it be at QuiltCon in February? Will you be there? I'm going, and I can't wait. It will be my first quilt conference, and I'm probably going to be in a daze the entire conference! Take care, Mary.

  2. Looks like you have a lot of inspiration there to draw from. That mod dresden thing really caught my eye. I'm not usually a fan (pun intended) of that style but this one I love.

  3. Welcome Fall and happy sewing!

  4. Hi! Wanted to let you know I really enjoyed your WIP shares. Lots of beautiful fall photos, too. :)

  5. Sounds like you had a great retreat. Your two dresden versions are awesome.

  6. Sew for cats!? LOL! Those dogs are totes adorbs as Barbie would say. (I wish I didn't know that...watching Barbie DVDs is torture.) Gorgeous photos as always. You are doing amazing work. Can't wait to see the modern dresden when it's all finished up.

  7. Looking forward to seeing your modern dresden, it is going to be awesome. Great photos too.