Delicious October

Yup, I know, strange blog post title but I love this month. Not only is it my birthday month but I love the fall colors, the baked goods, the fairs and festivals, and the cooler weather. 

There's nothing better then the smell of something delicious, hot out of the oven on a cool fall day. My family has a weak spot for Apple Crisp and I've already made three batches of this heaven-in-a-pan so far this season. I did a blog post five years ago, sharing the Apple Crisp recipe I use from my childhood Betty Crocker Cookbook for Boys and Girls cookbook. You've gotta try this, it's amazing!

I've been busy doing a lot of secret sewing the last two months (more updates on that soon) and really don't have any new projects to show you right now. When thinking about what I should post, it dawned on me that I already have a bunch of great free projects available on this blog and why not remake one of those projects as a little reminder to my faithful followers and the new friends following this blog to check out the Free Patterns page. 

Thinking about baking and selecting the next Fat Quarter Shop sponsored fat-quarter bundle giveaway inspired me to remake my Folded Star potholder project.

Folded Star potholder by Sharon Holland

Folded Star potholder by Sharon Holland

Our next fat-quarter bundle giveaway will be Maureen Cracknell's new Nightfall fabric collection for Art Gallery Fabrics

My Folded Star potholder is the perfect project to stitch because only scraps are needed to make one. With just a handful of Nightfall scraps leftover from a quilt project, I needed to include three of my Tapestry fabric prints to make a new potholder. I think the two collections work together wonderfully!

This is a fun project and would make a super gift item or part of a gift basket anytime of year. Download the free pattern here

As I mentioned above, this month, the Fat Quarter Shop giveaway is for the beautiful Nightfall fabric collection by Maureen Cracknell for Art Gallery Fabrics.



Giveaway for the 20-piece Nightfall fat-quarter bundle begins today, Monday, October 3rd, 2016 and will end on Monday, October 10th, 2016 at 4 p.m. EDT. 

  • Leave a comment on this blog post anytime between 10/3/16 and 4 p.m. EDT on 10/10/16 to be entered into drawing

The winner will be randomly drawn and notified via email so be sure to completely fill out the comment box entry form with a valid email address. If commenting anonymously or with a no-reply, be sure to leave a valid email address in your comment to qualify for the drawing. If the winning entrant does not reply to my congratulatory email or comment reply within 24 hours I will select an alternate winner's name.