"Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it." Gwen Marston

Sunday, October 26, 2014

A Huge Ta-Da!

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!

~ ~  Sunny ~ ~



  1. Oh well done, it's a stunner !!!

  2. Your Fall photos are lovely. Gorgeous colours.
    Great work with the seasonal hanging quilt. I think you hit the mark perfectly. Lovely work.

  3. lovely to see the fall colours... so striking... and I love your seasons wallhanging...

  4. Hi Sunny oh I love your seasonal blocks they are awesome ,well done and sounds like you had a lovely day for your drive.xx

  5. Oh my gosh she'll be gobsmacked - that is too awesome!!!!!!! You did a wonderful job. I think summer is my favorite [no surprise there, eh?]!

  6. She TOLD you to make it??!
    Well how could she not be totally smitten with what you have created... just wonderful Sunny, well done x

  7. The seashore section is very creative. I like the boat blocks along he side.

  8. Well--winter and no-color will be with us soon--so enjoy those colors while you can!!!
    LOve the way the wall hanging is coming--maybe you should sell your designs???
    hugs, diandmissgracie

  9. Your seasonal hanging is gorgeous, Sunny. I love how the pictorial blocks have the pieced bits next to them. Your niece will love it! Nice to see your colourful Autumn whoops Fall photos :-)

  10. What a lovely wall hanging Chick!
    And I love the instant gratification of mug rugs too.

  11. You did a wonderful job on the hanging.It is perfect. I love how it turned out.

  12. I love your wall hanging - what a great project. And have enjoyed looking at your fall pictures. xx


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