Monday, October 1, 2007

Happy Fall Pt. 2

I am always very happy when I switch to my fall decorations.
Cooler air and preparations for the coming winter put me in a good mood.

This wallhanging over my mantle was done from the book Crossroads.
It is machine appliqued and I love the colors, golds, rusts,
with a touch of purple.

The matching quilt has the same border fabric as the wallhanging.
I took this class years ago at Cottonseed Glory in Annapolis, MD.
You take 10-14 fat quarters, stack them and cut out the pieces.
Then when you sew the blocks you switch the placement of each fabric.
So even though each block is the same pattern, they look very
different. I wasn't really happy with it at first but now I really like it.

This is a Bareroots pattern and I have one for each season.
I changed the wording a little because it had something to do
with Halloween. It's odd, but as much as I love fall, I really don't
like Halloween. This hangs in my foyer and I got the cute oak
quilt hanger at a quilt show.

The only thing I did not switch is my bed quilt.
Maybe I'll get to that this week.

Until next time...


Teresa said...

What lovely decorations!

So many women on these blogs do wonderful applique and here you are another one with great skills!

Lindah said...

Your fall quilts are lovely. I like fall, too, and like you, I don't care that much for Halloween. I don't know what you changed on the wall hanging, but I like the scentiments you worked on it.
Happy autumn! God is good!

Dawn said...

Oh they are all wonderful! I have to see if I have a pic of mine on my blog - I made that first quilt from crossroads! I love it! Yours looks so different from mine! How cool!

Dawn said...

ahh, I found it....

Kim said...

I love your quilts and decorations! I particularly like the wallhanging. Thanks for sharing!

Quilting Mama said...

I love the fall, too. Last night I slept with 2 quilts on the bed (we haven't turned our heat on, yet) and it was probably the best night's sleep I've had in a long time!

I found you working my way around the Q4P ring, I enjoyed your blog!