Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Happy October!

October is here!

I have to say it's one of my favorite months of the year.

Things begin to cool down, the seasons change, and the holidays are right around the corner.

That brings me to the theme of next month's Minis and More Parade, which will be Christmas!

You can't have too much Christmas, so send pictures of what you are working on for Christmas to me or to Sherri before the end of October and we'll include your project in the Parade at the beginning of November.

I have a few Christmas UFO's I'm hoping to finish up this year.

I've got a Christmas quilt top that I need to quilt and some small Christmas trees leftover from a mini quit that I could make into something, maybe ornaments for our tree or a small tabletopper. 

I'd like to get those finished before I start something new, but you all know how that goes!

Some quits are just impossible to resist!

Today's Parade is all about Jelly Roll projects!

September 21st was declared National Jelly Roll Day by Moda Fabrics and they had all kinds of fun events going on at various quilt shops and online too.

It was a great time to break out your Jelly Roll collection and start a quilt!

Vicki was creative and found that Carrie Nelson's Roundabout pattern could be adapted for Jelly Roll strips.  Vicki used some leftover Sweet Blend strips by Laundry Basket Quilts that she had after making a large quilt to adapt this beautiful table runner from Carrie's pattern. 


Karen also used some Jelly Roll strips that she had leftover from another project for her creation this month.  She saw the pattern Cartwheel on the Moda BakeShop site, but she was unable to access the information for the pattern, so she created her own version of the quilt instead.  You all are so creative this month!  

Isn't it a great feeling to find a home for those extra Jelly Roll strips?

The Christmas quilt that I was talking about in the beginning of this post is comprised of extra Christmas Jelly Roll strips and Charm Squares that I've saved over the years and then put into one quilt. 

Most Christmas fabrics go together I've found, so you might want to consider following Vicki and Karen's lead for the next Parade if you don't have anything in mind yet, and dig through your scrap bins to create your Christmas project from scraps you have around.

That's not necessary of course, it's just an idea!

Enjoy your spiced pumpkin drinks, carving your pumpkins, and pulling out your warmer clothes this month and be sure to visit Sherri McConnell's blog, A Quilting Life to see the other half of today's Jelly Roll Parade!