Sunday, October 3, 2010

autumn gardens

so the temperature has definitely gone down here, just enough that i like it. it's cool out at night when you leave open the window, making sure you snuggle up a bit harder in your quilted blanket. (everyone has a quilted bedspread, right?) i am also dreaming of making apple pies, which, fyi, i have a cute little sewing project for, and i am drinking way more hot beverages. ahhh, fall.

so why not, for fall, have a pretty garden quilt. a little reminder of things past through the year, to keep the days bright while the sun sets earlier...


this is my english garden quilt, the conceptual one, from the original posting, but it has changed some. basically i underestimated my fabric resources. now, that can happen very easily when you don't really plan what you are doing, you just grab a bunch of fat quarters and hope for the best.

i was also having a bit of trouble on creating the "walking path", i.e. the gray area. i tried using shades of gray, but you soon learn that they end up with one being kinda purple, one kinda blue...



it wasn't working, basically. but then, like a little ray of sunshine, my pal lindsay found this in the rubble that is jo-anns...


it gave a nice stone look to add to the palette. so i was able to make a stone walk way without doing any patchwork. which was nice, since this project is a disappearing nine patch, aka, nine patch, sliced in four, resewn again, whew. that's a lot of little squares hombre. in the end, i think it works... though its kinda small. but you know, it's the perfect size for a settee or as a baby play mat, for a true flower child...

1 comment:

  1. Love the shout out! Yay for the pebble fabric!

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