Monday, October 7, 2013


This will be my last design wall for a few weeks.  DH and I are in full "heading south mode".  

Last week, while looking for projects to take south, I found a panel with 8 teapot blocks.  I wanted to make a simple quilt with 9 blocks, so went hunting through my files and found the pattern for this great teapot and cup!  It was a mystery block pattern from Paper Panache!  The patterns are very complex, but lots of fun to try!
I used sashing strips to make the panel blocks fit the paper pieced one.  I have the outer border cut, along with the binding, and this project is packed and waiting to travel south.

Today DH made me write Christmas cards!  It has become our annual October job - we leave the cards, ready to mail, and our house-sitter puts them in the mail box December 1st!

Our next job is to wrap presents!  We have a trip planned to Niagara Falls with both sons and their wives next weekend, to help celebrate our 45th anniversary.  DH found a great package that includes falls view hotel rooms, dinner, breakfast, winery tours and vouchers to use at the casino.  We'll be delivering our gifts when we see them, and it is up to them to decide when to open them!

Check out all the creativity at Judy's blog, Patchwork Times.


  1. Wow.....I need you to write my Xmas cards as well....giggle. Love the Teapot and you guys have a great trip.

  2. What a fun block. Looks challenging for sure. Have fun on your trip to Niagara Falls. Can't imagine writing cards and wrapping Christmas presents in Oct. It's still 80 degrees here and I do my cards between Christmas and New Years!! lol


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