Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Fall fabrics

IMG_6249The kids headed back to school last Thursday.  I know school starts in August here every year, and this being the 9th First Day of School for our family you would think I would be used to it by now, but my brain still associates back-to-school with September and comfortable temperatures.  So my brain is saying “fall” but the rest of me is saying “summer” because it was 32 Celsius today, with 35 and 36 C forecast for the next couple of days (that would be 90, 95 and 97 degrees Fahrenheit).  That is NOT back-to-school weather!

Today the brain won and I played with fall fabrics to make some fall placemats and a runner.  The project is coming together quite well, which is a relief because I went ahead and cut everything according to the measurements QuiltPro spouted without checking the math or making a test block.  It occurred to me after I cut all the pieces that as this is the first time I sew something up from a pattern I designed on QuiltPro, perhaps I should have checked to make sure the program did what I thought it did.  Happily, it did and now I am off to stitch more fall fabric.


  1. Beautiful fall fabrics! I'll be watching to see what you come up with, and how QuiltPro is working out for you! For starters, it sounds great! Have fun! ---"Love"

  2. I have another week before I go back and the kids two weeks, no where near your heat though!! Im not ready for autumn yet I want a proper summer first! Happy sewing Karen x

  3. Well that pile of cut fabric is quite the tease! I bet they'll be awesome placemats and a table runner. And I'm glad to hear QuiltPro tells you to cut correctly...I've never used mine for that...not sure my super-old version even has that option! (See how much I've used it!?)

  4. Love those fabrics! The placemats will be pretty!



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