Yesterday, we packed up a picnic lunch, and went for a drive, looking for more pretty fall colors. While most of the trees in our town are still green, fall is nearly over in the ‘mountains’ all around us. We did have a lovely drive, however, and enjoyed eating our lunch beside a deserted lake.
When we got home, it was time to put the finishing touches on my seasonal quilt. In keeping with today’s theme, I’ll start with Fall.
The inspiration for this was the pumpkin, which I made for an online Mystery BOM from a couple of years ago. That’s as far as I got with it, so the pumpkin has been laying around in my room for at least two, maybe three years.
Winter was going to be a big basket of snowballs with snowmen faces, but when I realized how big this block was going to be, it just didn’t work.
Spring was adapted from Vicki Bellino’s “For the Birds”. I had to applique the bird houses instead of piece them, because I didn’t want the background to be pieced. Otherwise, I just changed the sizes very slightly, and it was perfect for my needs.
Summer was inspired by a mug rug that I had seen on Flickr a couple of years ago.
Last Thanksgiving, DH’s niece told me that I was making a wall hanging for her to hang on the long narrow wall above her staircase. She gave me the dimensions, asked that it be seasonal, with winter at the top, and that it be completed by this Thanksgiving. How do you think I did?
It’s 30 inches wide, and about 8 1/2 feet long. DH is standing on our deck, and I’m taking the picture from down below. I can’t wait to see it hanging on their wall. I’ve been working on this for months, and I’m so glad it’s finally finished.
I was in the need of some instant gratification last night, so I made a few more mug rugs for our Hospice fundraiser. The blue block was leftover from another project, and I almost tossed it in the trash, and then realized that it could have a new life.
Now I need to start planning and cutting projects for my retreat in a couple of weeks!
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