Saturday, September 12, 2009

A September Saturday...

and things have been pretty quiet in the Valley since school started. Our mornings look like this quite often now, as the chill of autumn settles in.
 Of course the sun chases all that away, and our twilight time looks like this, most days. We are very short on rain again. Much promised, but none delivered.
 I've been working in the garage trying to "downsize" my life and taking advantage of the cooler weather to do so. When I do sit down to sew, I'm playing with these again *VBS* Yup, those mile-a-minute quilt seeds.
 This top has nothing to do with the MAM blocks, but it's the top I'm trying to finish before it gets really cold around here! Youngest son needs a new quilt. This one should work just fine. It's going to be sturdy. His sleeping partner has four legs and a waggley tail, consquently, nothing fancy is happening! Happy September days everyone!
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17 comments:

True Blue Nana said...

Great pictures and by the way we are getting all your rain! That looks like the perfect quilt for your son and his 4 legged bedmate! I like the way you did the light and dark fabrics.

Amelia said...

Love that quilt...contrast is perfect.

Granny Lyn said...

Our evenings are chilly now, too, and the mornings are downright frosty! hoping all the tomatoes ripen before they freeze!

that strippy treasure is beautiful! love the contrasting block,,,,alot,,,

paula, the quilter said...

Fog and mist make things eerily beautiful. I love the string blocks you are showing.

scrappy quilter said...

Dear friend, you've been missed. I'm finally getting back to quilting after a couple weeks of huge transitions. It feels so good to be in my sewing room.

I love the look of the quilt your doing for your son. The light really makes the darker colors pop. Hugs..

Michele's Quilting Journey said...

It is so very hot in Oregon, still. And not so much still and cool. Our waves undulate with each degree as it rises... and working in my hot loft sewing nook is a testament to determination and the creation of my own sweat lodge;) Your QuIP is darling and perfect for 4 legs, a warm nose, waggley tail and perhaps even a bit of the human companion! Youngest son will only feel more loved by such a fine gift!

em's scrapbag said...

Love the string quilt. Your son should be very happy. I'm so thankful for the cooler weather. I love having seasons.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Your son is going to love that string quilt. It's gorgeous!

Dolores said...

I truly love that quilt. Lucky son - and 4-legged friend.

Mrs Moen said...

We don't get those lovely sunrises and sunsets here this time of the year (I think, or maybe I'm just not paying attention these days...), so I enjoyed your pictures.
The string quilt looks great!

Cher said...

I too am out in the garage doing the same thing Finn...great string quilt-that should do the job! nothing beats making quilts for our children.

Judy S. said...

Nice quilt. Oh, how I love Sept. and Oct. in Wisconsin! Thanks for the nostalgic photos.

sewprimitive karen said...

Oh, beautiful September pictures.

Melzie said...

great fog and sunset pics Finn :) Its still hot here :( I feel like I am being CHEATED of my favorite month LOL!
xoxo melzie

Meggie said...

Lovely pics Finn! I love the fact that you are taking the four legs & waggly tail into consideration, whilst making a new Son Quilt!!

Elaine Adair said...

Oh yes, cool weather means you-know-what! dang it! I also, am always trying tod ownsize but I don't know what happens, these quilts keep piling up and taking up space.

That blue/cream string quilt is really lovely!

ROZ said...

That's going to be a very lovely quilt