Wow, I can’t believe that I forgot to mention this last week. September is National Sewing Month. According to the National Sewing Month website, National Sewing Month was established by Ronald Reagan in 1982 “in recognition of the importance of home sewing to our Nation.”
How about you? Are you doing something special to celebrate National Sewing Month? I’m working on a couple of projects. I’m moving into a new apartment so I’m using lots of scraps to finish a rug for inside the front door. I’m also scheming on a new quilt for my bed. This apartment is my “during the week” home and I’m thinking I want it to be all feminine and girly. I think it’s going to be lots of fun. As I’ve told you, the places for quilts in my “real” home are getting pretty limited and now I’ll have a lot of new walls to fill.
Speaking of scheming, do you see color schemes everywhere you go like I do? For the second weekend in a row, I spent much of my time at home canning and freezing. I put 4 gallons of green peppers and 2 gallons of chopped onions in the freezer. I canned apple butter and salsa. And as I often do, I thought about color combinations as I was working. This morning I went to the sewing room to translate the produce colors to fabric. Here’s what I came up with.
Do you see the green peppers, onions, salsa and apple butter? I felt like it needed a little something so I added the yellow for the Golden Delicious apples in the apple butter. Now I want to sew and see how they work together in a block. However, with another issue of Quilters Newsletter and our Best Fat Quarter Quilts special issue to work on, I think I better wait.
The October/November issue of Quilters Newsletter is in the mail and there is quite a bit of new content on the QN website to go with this issue. Check it out. This week’s episode of Quilters Newsletter TV – the Quilters’ Community features Patrick Lose and a wonderful story of one of the steps on his way to where he is today.