The beginning of October has been full of lots of delightful things, and most of those things have not been quilting related.
In the background over the last several months, I have written the pattern for and test sewn my next quilt along quilt. My husband and I got the opportunity to head out of town for a few days and on our trip, we visited with some friends on October 1st. They took us to a park local to their home, and with my husband holding the quilt, I was able to get some nice photographs. I still have quite a bit of behind the scenes work to get done, but I’ll be able to share more about the quilt and quilt along in a few more weeks.
This week, we were delighted that family were able to visit us Saturday evening through Wednesday morning. We went on lots of walks at a local nature park, visited a local apple orchard, played pickle ball, put together a 500 piece puzzle, cooked and ate delicious meals, and talked and laughed together a lot. It was a really delightful and cozy visit with humans we love and care for deeply.
One of our guests snapped the above photo of our apples from the apple orchard. I am filing it away for a future quilt color palette inspiration!
It has suddenly become clear that fall has arrived. The sun is clearly moving south and all of the prisms in our south facing windows are casting delightful rainbows across our space again, and we have had our first good cold snap (with a day time high of 54° F and an overnight low of 34° F, just above freezing). Basically, it’s the perfect time and weather to get back to quilting Cloudy Night Sky. I haven’t made any progress since my post on Monday, so I’m not sure how likely I’ll be able to get it finished in time to submit for consideration to QuiltCon with an entry deadline of October 31st.
Speaking of deadlines, don’t forget that Sunday is your last day to link up with the #2023QuiltingQ3CheckIn.