Monday, November 7, 2011
Fall table quilts
It is interesting how the photos make the header look so much duller in color. This quilt is more true to the actual colors of the fabric and it is made from a pattern that was in a Country Woman magazine (Sept./Oct. 2006). By making 16 blocks, each made of 4 HSTs, you could arrange them to make one of three different layouts. The layout I used is called Autumn Star. It finishes at a 22" square. I hand quilted it rather sparingly and I bring it out each fall to top a table.
The table runner in my header is from another magazine. This pattern was in the November/December 2004 Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting. This was my first and only attempt so far at fusible applique. It was also my first use of Batiks. I did the blanket stitch by hand, and I have yet to add any quilting to it. Still, it graces my dining table after the Halloween decorations get put away, and before the Christmas stuff comes out.
I finally got my secret quilt off the design wall and to my LAQ today. I can't post a photo or someone will not be surprised come Christmas, but I can email a photo to you (well, most of you) if you are interested. It is a simple Primitive Gatherings pattern with great graphic appeal.
Are they already playing Christmas music on your local radio station? Today was the first day I've heard it here. Yikes!
Until next time, from the little mountain valley where the sagebrush grows,