It is time to Join the fun at Cat Patches with my new projects for September. It is not necessary to finish a project, just start.
I feel like September slipped past me. I looked around and can not fins a single quilt that I worked on. I did get all of the Sun Bonnet Sue quilts bound labeled and gifted and a couple of Block of the month blocks completed. So, what did I do.
A lot of Embroidery. Free standing lace for Halloween. They stitch out tiny little 'buttons' and button holes to assemble them. I used two layers of Decor bond on the fabric pieces and wash away stabilize. The stabilize turns into starch when it is placed under warm running water.
First I made a Coffin. It took about five hours to stitch out and another to put it together.
It is six inches long
The skeleton was a left over from a doll house project.
It holds a 12 Oz. package of M&M's.
The tombstone only took 30 minutes. I could not get a good photo of the lace base.
Then I made Jack-O-Lantern. It took 12 hours to stitch and another to put it together.
Then I made a Fall Pumpkin.
It also took 12 hours.
The pumpkins have a hole in the bottom for lighting.
I used these flickering lights I found at Michaels
Halloween and fall decorations ready to display.
I also made another Sun Bonnet Sue for my friend.
This is Trick or Treat Sue. It was a free pattern on Craftsy and is paper pieced.
Last of all, I made a Pickle Pie Trendy Over the Shoulder bag. This is also made in the embroidery hoop. A friend was having problems with the design and wanted me to try it. I did not have any issues. She made another one and it came out right.
I spent a lot of time at the machine, over many days. I only worked six hours or less a day.
And to wrap up the month, here is my sewing buddy Kirby in the case for my embroidery unit!
And Angel setting on the witch quilt.