Sunday, October 18, 2009

Fall in West-Central Louisiana

Cool weather - finally!
I LOVE winter here! After coming from southeast LA, where winters are humid and windy, and the wind goes right through you, and you need a coat once the temps hit 55, I finally can enjoy winter! It's usually dry, and even though it's colder, it doesn't feel it.
I also think it's because I love my "Little bit of Heaven" here, and with 18 acres, you can actually SEE the change of seasons better than our 56'x87' foot lot we had in St Bernard. LOL! One of our gardens is bigger than our whole lot was!

I've been hand-piecing a lap quilt, and I've really been enjoying it! I never, never, never, never was going to hand-piece. Famous last words! I was very surprised to find out that I really like it, so I guess it's true, never say never. The quilt is just a very simple 4-patch, made up (mostly) from Moda's Gobble Gobble charm pack, with a few other charms I had that matched really well. Since it's getting colder, I think that I am going to tie it, instead of quilting it, so I can use it NOW rather than next year.

I also have some other projects lined up. I had a few packs of assorted charm packs I had bought from a now defunct quilt shop (online), and pulled out all the purple charms (even a little bit of purple qualified!). Found some fabric that blended really well (a pink and a yellow), and a really bright pair of fabrics for a border. I'm not sure how big it will end up to be yet.

Am also going to do an LSU quilt for my LSU-grad son. I have most of the fabric. I am planning an attic window medallion (with the LSU tiger as focal point), with LSU fabric, along with some "tiger head" fabric interspersed. Not sure as to the design yet, other than the medallion.
Here's a link to a fellow quilter here, Kathy, who is running a giveaway on her blog.


Saints game is coming soon - here's to a good game!