It took its' sweet time getting here, but we finally have cooler temps here this week.
I managed to get the September segment of Rajah Revisited done before the end of the month, it's 50.5" square at the moment:
This pattern is the 2016 Block of the Month quilt from thequiltshow.com, a subscription internet quilt show and so much more. It is based on an historic quilt made by slave women shipbound to Australia from England, in the 1840's. There are two more borders to go. If you subscribe before the end of 2016 you will have access to the entire year's patterns. A new Block of the Month will start in January, 2017, and it is designed by the incomparable Sue Garman. I am a huge fan of The Quilt Show--even when I am not particularly interested in one of the shows, I still learn things. And the forums and puzzles, and special features are just terrific. You can sign up as a basic member and look around before you decide to subscribe.
Next up is making two garments for International Quilt Market and Festival in Houston--I head down there 4 weeks from now for thirteen days. It is the highlight of my year. Having these garments really helps with wardrobe issues for that long. Each year, fabric companies donate fabric to the Education Team. Each person selects her choice of fabrics from a specific line and can make her choice of garments. We wear specific garments on specific days. This helps us look like "staff" to the thousands of students on the 3rd floor and helps us look professional but comfortable. Several pairs of black slacks, a handful of tank tops/blouses, and I am good to go with my jackets. This year we are sporting Amy Butler's latest line, Eternal Sunshine by Free Spirit Fabrics and Cherrywood Fabrics, with our choice on one print to be added to the Cherrywood suede-look solids:
I rarely figure out what I'm making before I order, just take a guess and make it work. Some of the others plan their order for the specific garments they plan to make. I am excited about this years' fabrics and eager to get my jackets made. For me, selecting the patterns and which fabrics will go where is the challenge--once that's done, making them just comes together. We'll see if my luck still holds in that department.
Here's hoping Fall has made an appearance at your place too.