As soon as I saw the quilt along that Carole at From My Carolina Home had planned for her Autumn Jubilee series, "Stars on Autumn Lane," I knew what I could use these for! (Click the link if you would like to learn more about the QAL.) Five fat quarters and some background fabric would be just the right amount to make a table topper from her pattern, so I got to work cutting!
I am pretty much a slow poke when it comes to making and trimming a large number of HSTs, but I'm on the way, and even had a chance to put together one large star, which is this week's step. (We are to make five of these.)
I'll continue to work on cutting, trimming, and sewing the rest of these stars together this week, and look forward to the next step coming up on Friday.
I also decided to get started on a small applique project that I found out about through Jocelyn from Canadian Needle Nana. I always admire her embroidery and applique work, and she mentioned a Facebook group, Quilts by Cheri, where some free applique patterns are shared.
After joining the group, I found and downloaded this fun little block, and have been getting the pieces cut to work on this afternoon.
I thought I'd try glue basting the pieces to the background (thank you, Cathy, for sending me this fabric adhesive - it's working perfectly for this!)
Since my applique skills are limited to raw edge applique, that is my plan for this, and I'm planning to enjoy some slow stitching this afternoon while watching some football with Mike.
Linking up these fun fall projects to Oh Scrap! at Quilting is More Fun than Housework and Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy's Quilts.