Just a few more peaks at October Magic. I managed to grab a few minutes here and there before the birthday party and made a flock of geese. The borders are not attached to the center yet, as I still have to finish the applique section.
I have some of my best quilting ideas when I'm out walking Zinnie. Last Wednesday I decided to scrap the black border and have flying geese circle the center section. The geese are taking all of the fall colors south with them for the winter. (Mr. Joe thinks I'm a real whack job when I come up with symbology like this.....what does he know!)
There is magic going on inside the little house. The witch is brewing up a potion that is so strong, the ghost has to escape through the chimney! (Mr. Joe is rolling his eyes again....with exaggerated ocular rotation.) My ghost was a little pale, so I embroidered around it with gray floss. She needs eyes too.
I think it was a good idea to set this new design aside for a few months. It wasn't always working for me.....until now! I'm enjoying the applique process, along with the piecing. Those geese flew together four at a time, and I had 84 geese circling in my sewing room in no time. The bundle of candy corn fabric by Andover worked perfectly for the geese. The colors couldn't have been any better.
I'm off to the shop this morning for my Monday workday. Tomorrow is the second session of the Madrigal class. I know you girls have been working hard on your blocks and I'm anxious to see them.
Brew up a little magic in your sewing room today. May you have stars in your windows and a ghost coming out of your chimney!