Sunday, October 7, 2012

I Love Fall!

The days are cooler, the colors are gorgeous, sunlight takes on a golden glow in the evenings and pumpkins are everywhere.
When Kathie posted her little Halloween tumbler recently, I knew I had to make one, but I wanted to go with Fall colored repros. It is very small, and the leftover tumblers made an even smaller little quilt. I should probably call it a mug rug.
Here is the finish on one of my little Halloween colored minis. The other one is still a basted sandwich, ready for quilting. I hope to get it finished this coming week. Those are more of my little "Tuffet" creations from the Schnibbles pattern. I've had questions about how I made them chunky, instead of like pillows. I will put a tutorial on a tab at the top. I will not be showing the entire process--you will need Miss Rosie's pattern for that. I will just show how I adapted it to give it dimension. I've made almost a dozen of them now. Most of them are pictured at the end of the tutorial.



I made my next RRinJ block.
Then I got the latest Barrister's Sow-AL block made in Christmas Fabrics. Looks pretty simple, doesn't it. When I made it the first time in plaids it went together easily. This time I was having to unpick repeatedly. I hate to think what I would have been doing if it had been a hard block!


You can see the pins along the bottom of the Tuffet.
I haven't stitched the opening yet. : )


Now for some fun. Like I said at the start--I love Fall. So I am celebrating with a little Fall giveaway for my blog friends. It includes the tumbler mug rug, one of the Fall Tuffets pincushions, and a Fall bag of my handcrafted soaps in "Forest Blend", "Spearmint Clove", and "Spice Blend" scents. If you would like to be included just leave a comment and I will draw a winner late Monday night.

That's all for now. Thanks for all of your concern--I am recuperating nicely. There has been a lot of time for sewing and there are some things I am working on that I hope to share soon.
Until next time,
Janet O.



52 comments:

  1. Up late again, I see. I'm finding all of my rows to get it ready for DWM posting. You know how much I love your soap! Hope being first is lucky for me.

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  2. Glad to hear you're on the mend!
    Count me in your lovely giveaway please!

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  3. OH I am waving my hand pick me pick me pick me
    I would love to own your mug rug , the pincushion and soap, what a treat that would be! mug rug is just too cute.
    Love that halloween quilt you know I love nine patches! great blocks! good for you getting that all done.

    really love your fall tumbler quilt , don't you just love fall colors?
    I do its my palette for sure.
    thanks for the opportunity
    Kathie who is still waving her arm/hands here!!!

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  4. Oh Janet I am crazy in love with you little tumblers...cute as can be! And your Tuffets are out of this world...glad you're feeling better!

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  5. What lovely fall items... love them all! And the mini tumblers gives me an idea for another project... *lol* Too many ideas, too little time!

    Thanks for such a lovely give-away! Would love to give those cool items a good home!


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  6. i saw a small tumbler runner too with go! leaves etc.. was it you? your projects are cute!

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  7. Sweet little quilts - perfect for the season! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a generous giveaway.

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  8. As always, your projects are wonderful. I just love the rich, fall colors. I bought a little tumbler template the other day, and you are really tempting me to use it! I still need to finish up my Barrister's blocks - personally happy that she hasn't posted more yet! Thanks for the chance to win - and thanks for the tutorial - I'm going to go check it out now!

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  9. I love the fall colors. Glad that you are feeling better.
    Thanks for the nice giveaway.

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  10. I am really glad that you are feeling better. Those little pincushions are great, I haven't made it to the quilt shop yet but that pattern is on my list. Are you making your tumblers with the Accuquilt cutter or do you have a template? They are just too cute!

    Have a great Sunday!

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  11. The minis are all so adorable! I love tumblers and 9 patches! And those fussy cut snowflakes on your SAL block are great! Glad you are recuperating well, and getting lots of time for sewing! Woohoo!

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  12. I love your mini tumblers...they are so adorable...and your tuffets....it's just a gorgeous buffet of cuteness!
    What a fab giveaway! Hope you have time for slow stitching today :)

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  13. What great giveaway! I love your tiny quilt and would like a sniff of that soap.

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  14. I don't deserve to win this give-away, so don't put me in the drawing. I love your little projects! And some lucky person is going to love your soap, too!

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  15. Just too wonderful - great work! I have been away from blogging too much & realize all the inspiration being missed. Your sweet projects are motivation to get moving.

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  16. Autumn Blessings to you, Janet. Glad to hear you continue to feel better. Sweet little tumblers! Thanks for the kind giveaway.

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  17. O I really really would love to win this. :) Those Tuffets and the tumbler quiltlets are just too adorable. I too really love Fall---everything about it. I need to try your soaps! I am so glad you are feeling better. Thanks boogobs for the gifts.

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  18. I adore tumbler blocks and so naturally I love your little quilt. Please enter me in your drawing. I would LOVE to win your lovely prizes!!!

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  19. You did a lovely job on the tumbler quiltlets!! Love the fall colors, but not so much the cooler weather that autumn brings. I'd love to win your giveaway!!

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  20. I love Fall too and I'm so glad it has finally arrived.

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  21. What a delightful give-away, especially keen on the soap. Happy Fall!

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  22. Sew lovely Janet..I do love the tumbler...haven't made any yet..must remedy that
    Mary

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  23. I agree Fall is the best! I'd love to be included in your give away. Your fall projects are delightful. Glad you're feeling better day by day.

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  24. I'm glad that you're feeling better, bit by bit. Thank you so much for the generous give-away. I would love to win any of the prizes. Fall is my favorite time of year, I just love the colors and crisp cool air. Thank you, Michele G

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  25. Throughly enjoy your blog and try to check it on a regular basis. Love your new skyline photo (minus the telephone/power pole). You are generous with your time and talent and thanks for sharing this with the rest of us.

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  26. I've missed your last few posts, for some reason your site didn't update on my blog list or I'm just losing it. Probably the latter. Glad you are on the mend and I love your little pillows, they look great with your little quilts and pumpkin

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  27. Janet - you little tumblers turned out so cute - and I LOVE the Halloween 9-patch! The fall colors are so rich! Now I'm off to check your tutorial.

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  28. yeah, i love fall too and your very pretty quilty things...but the soaps would be...well, heavenly! so you can draw my name of course!

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  29. Please enter me in your drawing. I love your tumblers mug rug and tuffets and the soap sounds nice. I just realized last week that I have no fall color quilts so yours would make a nice beginning. I also started working on the Jo Morton quilt on the cover of the latest QuiltMania but doubt it will be finished before fall ends.

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  30. You made some lovely lttle autumn quilts = get well soon!

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  31. You have been so very generous with me, but... of course I want a chance!!! LOL Such very cute creations!!! I am just going to have to make a tumbler quilt!! They are darling!!

    Blessings and I LOVE FALL TOO!!!

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  32. Janet, you have put me in the mood for Fall! I'm happy you are healing. Piecing always makes me feel better. From your output, I think it makes you feel better too! And I would love to win your Fall treasure!

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  33. We don't celebrate autumn here down under...it's actually spring here now, but I have always loved the earthy colours of autumn...
    Your projects are lovely...If I saw them in person, I could be very inspired to start this tradition
    The soaps sound wonderful!
    Julia ♥

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  34. all of your autumn-y projects make me so happy! love this season. it's been fun to see it in our new surroundings this year...next year i hope you'll be joining us at this time. :) as usual, it feels somehow like cheating to enter your giveaways...but i guess it shouldn't because it's not like i've ever won one anyway. :)

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  35. Oh what a wonderful giveaway Janet! I would LOVE to win :*) Your autumn quilts are absolutely adorable, so warm and sweet. There's something so appealing about the tumbler quilt, a simplicity that I really like. Isn't it amazing how a block can go together like butter one day and then give you a fit the next? They're just like kids LOL!!!

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  36. Love the minis, & the tumblers want to try those. Glad to hear your better. Would love to win!!!!

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  37. Tumbler blocks are one of my favorites. And the fall palette cannot be beat. I certainly would like to be a winner!! Thanks for sharing!

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  38. How neat! I love everything you've done! Glad you are on the mend. Thanks for a chance to win your give away.

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  39. Oh, Janet. I would love to win some of your handmade soap along with your stitched goodies. Please count me in.
    Glad to hear you're doing better and well on your way to "normal"...whatever THAT may be :)

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  40. Love it all Mom!
    The little tumblers are darling.
    Count me in!

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  41. Glad you are doing well. Don't rush and do too much.

    The fall tumblers are darling. Tumber placemats are in my pile.

    Happy fall!

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  42. Lovely little fall tumbler quilt, mug rug... such a nice giveaway! Take care and thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  43. So glad that you are beginning to feel better. The minis that you make are all so sweet!

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  44. Adorable little tumbler quilts! You did a great job! I love fall too!

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  45. Your minis are just darling, love the pincushions too. Makes me want to whip one up myself! Glad you are enjoying your sewing time, even if unsewing is involved occasionally! How sweet of you to have another giveaway, you are so generous.

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  46. Lovely post!! still catching up on reading after being away.
    Your little nine patch is adorable.
    I love fall too!

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  47. i love everything about fall. the changing colors on the trees are so beautiful here in the northeast. your blog is full of inspiration.

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  48. Gorgeous fall projects! Thanks for hosting a giveaway and letting us play.

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  49. Oh too bad I missed the drawing. I love the squared off tuffets, gives them more substance somehow and the tumblers are gorgeous (I had no idea repros came in so many fall colors - need to expand my collection, obviously) - what size are they? 1 or 2" high? You'll never guess this but I do have hexie papers in 1 and 3" tumblers sizes as well as 2 different acrylic templates for making tumblers.

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  50. JANET!!! I love your little tumbler quilt!! I've been wracking my brains trying to figure out what I want to do for this month's doll swap quilt -- I think this may be IT! Your pumpkins are darling, darling! Fun, fun stuff -- you always inspire me!! Glad you're healing and feeling better. Hugs! :)

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  51. Oh my the tumbler quilt is so cute for fall. I love the pumpkins too, I made one, looks like I should make more.

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  52. I don't know how you get so much done! I've recently "discovered" your blog and am working my way back through your posts. I LOVE your fabric choices. Thanks for so much eye candy.

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