I had not one, not two, but four finishes in October!  The smallest finish was getting the label on X Marks the Spot.

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While I was machine embroidering this label, I did the label for the Confetti quilt that I finished last December and three labels I wasn’t quite ready for.  I still need to get the label sewn to the back of Confetti.  It is a large queen-size quilt which is hanging from a quilt rack on the sewing studio wall, and I need help getting it down.  I also made labels for the remaining two king-size Jacob’s Ladder quilts and for the Chevron baby quilt.

The Chevron baby quilt is finished and has been delivered to the parents to be.  I was really surprised at how nice gray and white with a splash of baby blue turned out.

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I ended up using the blue dot for the binding because the fabric I wanted to use needed to be fussy cut to look its best, and I didn’t have enough of the fabric to do that.  I’m happy with how it turned out.  Here’s a picture of the back:

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Did you notice the label in the pieced stripe at the top?  Here’s a closeup:

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After I finished the baby quilt, I got back to the Jacob’s Ladder quilts.  I am very pleased to report that I finished both of them.  I had to finish piecing one of them and quilt, bind, and label both of them.  My ten-month journey with these three king-size quilts has finally come to an end except for delivering the last two which will happen late December and mid-January.  Don’t think I will attempt making more than one king-size quilt during a year ever again.  Especially if they are identical.  I really like a lot more variety in my life than that.  LOL

I have also made a great start on making Christmas gifts.  I’m making bowl cozies.  You can get the free tutorial that I am using here.  I found it to be a quick and easy bowl to make.  Each bowl requires two 10″ squares of coordinating fabric.  Here are the fabrics that I chose:

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I  have already finished four of them and getting ready to work on the next batch.  I would have just done them all at the same time like an assembly line, but I am using white thread on some, black on most of them, and cream on the rest.  Now I’m getting ready to do the ones with black.

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You cannot believe how pleased I am with what I accomplished in October.  It has been a stellar month.

 

 

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