October is starting out to be a busy quilting month! The AQS quilt show in Des Moines starts this week. My friends and I always go on Friday of the show. Can't wait! If you are heading there, be sure to check out Rainbows and Calico Things Quilt Shop's booth. They will have a great selection of brights and novelty fabrics in fat quarter, half yard and one yard lengths. Don't miss The Woolen Needle's booth either. They will have tons of wool.
Another exciting event for October is the Halloween Paper Pieced Blog Hop 2012 hosted by Whims and Fancies. Each day of October, a designer will post a free Halloween themed paper pieced quilt block that they created. I will post mine on the 10th. Be sure to visit the blogs and get your free patterns!
Also starting today is the BlockBase Sew Along by Electric Quilt. I have owned BlockBase for years and hope this Sew Along will help me use it. BlockBase is the CD-ROM version of Barbara Brackman's Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns with over 4300 block patterns. Electric Quilt recently published it again but the product is the same. Every two weeks, a block will be featured to sew and there will be a link up so everyone can show a photo of their finished block. The first block is posted so I better get started!