Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Changing season

The other sewing project I was able to wrap up on the weekend was the Eternal Autumn quilt
Well, it's not completely wrapped up. It still needs to be quilted, but the top is done. As you can see, this one isn't huge - it just covers the top of my bed. But it's as big as it needs to be. This one is for me.  I think I've mentioned before that Dave and I don't share blankets. He likes one thin one (he's using the Woodland Ballet quilt now), and I prefer a stack (generally three, though I've been known to use more). And I find if my blankets are too big, they get weighed down and slip off the bed and onto the floor in the middle of the night. So this size is just perfect!
 
I told you that you;d see that red floral again! I used it instead of the purple/brown paisley I'd bought. I think the brighter red provides a nice contrast to the more sedate  colours, while still tying in through the gold and green of the flowers.  I bought so much of it, that even after using it for the back of Woodland, and in the borders here, I still have about a yard left. It will definitely make another appearance!
I should have enough batting left for this, and I've had the backing (the striped fabric above) in my stash for a while. I'd bought it for Woodland before I realized exactly how much I'd need for a queen size quilt. There wasn't enough for that quilt, but there should be just enough for this one. I'm going to quilt it myself, but I probably won't tackle it until the weekend.

An interesting tidbit... one I didn't realize until it was all together... all the fabrics, with the exception of the red floral, are Moda fabrics... The charm packs were bought from MSQ, and the borders and backing from the clearance bins at Lens... so it was pure chance! But no wonder they go so well together.

And now, with this together, and the little hooter done - I have TWO empty project boxes! Stay tuned for more fabricy fun!

10 comments:

Araignee said...

It turned out great!!!

Delighted Hands said...

Very nice work on this one being completed!
I like how the colors work, too.

Vera said...

Very pretty! Love that floral fabric and it does go so well.

Tired Teacher said...

Well done!

chrisknits said...

What a wonderful top! It will be a great layer for your bed. I have an empty piecing box so I need to get the next project cut out!

Mereknits said...

It is beautiful!

Eastside Cats said...

Have you read any of Leann Sweeney's "Cats In Trouble" mysteries? The female lead in the story is a quilter, and she has cats! Nicely written, good reads, and although there isn't a lot of quilting in it, there is some.

kathy b said...

eternal autumn is just lovely. Despite the fact that autumn leads to winter I LOVE autumn. The reds are beautiful in your quilt. I hope it brings you great sleep

The Well Fed Wheel said...

I think this one is my favorite of all! Love it!

Dee said...

That quilt top is STUNNING! I am a big fan of autumn colors and you chose BEAUTIFUL ones.