A New Week

Trimming : Fresh Lemons Quilts

October is one of those months around here that is constantly so busy, it just flies by. Between soccer, birthdays, Fall Festivals, kids excitement building to Halloween….well I can’t believe it is already the 20th! Last week I worked quite a bit on a to-be-seen-later quilt. In the meantime, you can see the color palette in my trimmings above. I changed out my rotary blade and it was like quilter’s Christmas. So smooth! Every time I put in a fresh blade I wonder what took me so long.

Costumes : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I also finished my son’s skeleton costume last week. We took them for a spin at a local kids night of games and they were a hit! For the skeleton, I bought black sweatpants and a black long sleeved shirt at Old Navy. I went to Google to find a skeleton template and used this one from Country Living. I resized it to fit his shirt and pants dimensions, then cut out the pieces and traced them onto white wool felt. I decided to make the costume have bones on the front and back, so I changed the rib cage a bit for the back.

Costumes : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I ironed Heat n Bond Ultrahold to the wool felt and followed the directions to apply them to the black clothing. I went to Party City for the hat and gloves. 🙂 (It’s funny how growing up in southern Ohio, having a warm costume for Halloween was less important than being in Chicago!) He’s very happy with how it turned out!

Uppercase Magazine and Bookhou : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Totally switching topics – but does anyone here get Uppercase Magazine? It’s a bit of a splurge for me, but I really enjoy it. (I was sold after seeing the cover of the last issue.) So, this is the second issue I’ve received and I was flipping through and saw a spread on Bookhou. I was so excited because I love my Bookhou bag so much! The quality and design are really just beautiful, and it was awesome to see them featured. Maybe something for your wish lists with the holiday’s coming up?



  1. Reply

    Christine Halton

    October 20, 2014

    I love the new blade comment, so so true.

  2. Reply


    October 20, 2014

    Two new things for me! Uppercase Magazine and Bookhou bags. Never heard of either. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Reply


    October 20, 2014

    The bird costume you made for your daughter is so darned cute – I wish I had little kids around again. This is going to be a fun halloween for both your kids. Have fun!

  4. Reply

    Suzy Quilter

    October 20, 2014

    Love the kids’ Halloween costumes and the helpful hints on making the skeleton. My grandson would love that.

  5. Reply


    October 20, 2014

    Funny what you called a warm costume. In Montreal, the temperature is often near congelation degree at Halloween night. The costume need to be large enough to be wear over a winter coat, and thinner enough to be wear over regular clothes at school. This year, ghost and mommy. And first time sewing knits… I love quilting cotton.

    • Reply


      October 20, 2014

      Ha, so true Chantal! We typically just need to be able to put them over fleece jackets, not full coats! It did rain last year so ever costume was accessorized with an umbrella. And I’m thinking back to my days living in Florida, when we would decorate the house for Christmas with lights while wearing shorts…. 🙂

  6. Reply


    October 20, 2014

    Your son’s costume looks great!

  7. Reply


    October 20, 2014

    Kudos on your kids costumes! I’m sure they’ll be a big hit in the Halloween Parade. 🎃

  8. Reply


    October 20, 2014

    being from northern ohio I can concur with ya on the costumes. Although I believe it comes down to how much you want to freeze or sweat on depending trick or treat event. Love the costumes and the purse!

  9. Reply

    Janet Deschamps

    October 20, 2014

    I just changed my blade the other day and I was wondering the same thing- why do I wait so long!! Love the colors and can’t wait to see the quilt!

  10. Reply

    Sue Moore

    October 20, 2014

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who has changing blade issues 😀 Thanks for mentioning the magazine & the bag. I had a look at both sites as I didn’t know about either! Thanks for sharing.

  11. Reply


    October 21, 2014

    Great customes!! Thanks for sharing on this new magazine.

  12. Reply


    November 2, 2014

    Great costumes!!! You did an amazing job, mama! I’m especially loving the skele hat!


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.