Friday, July 20, 2012

A Little Autumn Time…

“YAHOOOO!” 

Yesterday I got the Autumn Quilt together!

P1190291

It seemed to take FOREVER to stitch ‘the special effects’…you know the veins in the leaves, the crows’ bills, the window panes…the stuff that adds spark and interest to this quilt!    

P1190293

Ohhh…how I LOVE this quilt!!

P1190294

In case you are wondering…this quilt is the ‘Autumn Quilt’ by Heart to Hand.  It is wool appliqué, hand stitched onto mostly Japanese Daiwabo fabric.

P1190295

I don’t have a favourite block…I love them all…

P1190296

I was almost GIDDY with happiness stitching these blocks together! 

P1190297

Then came the first narrow border…followed by…

P1190298

..SCREEECH! Noooooooooo!  NOT more wool appliqué?! 

Yuppp! More appliqué!!  A lot more appliqué!

At least a month’s worth of stitching!  How can THAT be?

P1190299 Part of me REALLY wanted to sew on the last two borders (as is) and call it a day!  I mean, I already LOVE this quilt just like it is…

Do I really need to sew on the berries and vines that circle this quilt?

P1190301

Apparently I do…because I quickly cut everything out before I talked myself out of it!! 

P1190292

I sure hope this quilt gets finished before the SNOW flies!! :o)

Can you guess what I will be doing tonight and tomorrow night…and the night after that?  Yup, you guessed it!

Have a Fun Friday and Happy Quilting!~P

47 comments:

  1. It's gorgeous, Paulette. I'd be just as excited about it as you are. But hey, the end is in sight and the berries, leaves and vines will only make it that much more special.

    Great work, my friend.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi Paulette I love the quilt. I really like these and have considered making one but am not yet confident with the applique methods. Still keep trying with them but so far they never look as good as the example ones or yours. Have great fun sewing on the berries. Susie x

    ReplyDelete
  3. Paulette, that is beautiful. I bet you have the berries & vines on in no time.

    ReplyDelete
  4. What a work of art! I don't blame you for being excited, this is a gorgeous project. You will be glad you labored over all those vines and berries in the end!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Yupper, it definitely needs the border applique. You'll be glad you perservered (sp - Blogger told me it was spelled wrong but it won't tell me how to fix it).

    ReplyDelete
  6. Congratulations Paulette. It is fabulous!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Oh it's absolutely gorgeous! And yes, you will have it done in time to enjoy it THIS fall! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Absolutely gorgeous!!! You won't regret the last extra bit. It will all be worth it! What a beautiful piece.

    ReplyDelete
  9. What a stunning quilt ! Congrats on putting it together !

    ReplyDelete
  10. This is another beauty, Paulette, and I love the grey. It just looks fabulous. Especially with the orange pumpkins. Since it's raining today, you should be able to get those borders finished in no time, although I don't know how this quilt could look any more spectacular than it already does. I keep looking at that grey and thinking I would like a quilt with grey, so that might be my next project. Probably not wool, but cotton as there are a number of new collections with grey.

    ReplyDelete
  11. That quilt is way tooooo cute, you certainly did an awesome job with the applique and color choices. I'm sure the border will just finish it off - have fun finishing it!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oh me goodness! The quilt is gorgeous and I'm so glad you decided to go with the appliqué in the borders. I love your work!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Wow! It's wonderful! I love it all too. Each block is just lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  14. It's beautiful! I wouldn't be able to choose a favorite block either, they are all so pretty. I can't wait to see the border.

    ReplyDelete
  15. This is an ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING quilt! You did a FABULOUS job on this quilt! I'm sure you will be needing my address so you can send it to me...I have a place all ready for it! Seriously a wonderful quilt! Great job!

    Cheery wave from
    Bev
    http://44thstreetfabric.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  16. It is stunning Paulette! Every minute of time you have invested in your creation is well spent and will give you so much pleasure when it is completed. I heart your quilt!

    ReplyDelete
  17. You have a ton of stitching to do on the border but it will be worth every minute of the work in the end. Beautiful quilt thus far.

    ReplyDelete
  18. I don't think it will take you a month to do the borders because you stitch liked greased lightening!! AND you will be so happy you added the borders because your masterpiece will just be that much better when they're sewn on. (if that is possible). Keep on stitchin'!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Love the quilt! I'm such a fan of fall colors and decor! You did a beautiful job!

    ReplyDelete
  20. This is a beautiful quilt! I love it :-) Time and skills well spent.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Fantastic quilt as is; but I am sure it will be even better when you are truly finished. The end is in sight! LOL Enjoy it along the way.

    ReplyDelete
  22. That quilt is just truly beautiful, Paulette. Made me realize that fall is just around the corner and I am barely getting used to summer being here!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Love everything about your quilt, especially the daiwabo background fabrics and the wools of course. Look forward to seeing your finish with the border applique.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Looking beautiful and your are soooooo close to getting there. You will be happy in the end that you did the applique - but I soooo get just wanting to add borders and calling it good :). It will go fast - well I can say that cuz your stitching it lol.

    Hugs

    ReplyDelete
  25. That's a beautiful quilt, I would not have the patience to sew down all of those berries.

    ReplyDelete
  26. The quilt looks great, I am a sucker for pumpkins, but love vine & berries too, so glad you are going to put the "proper" borders on! Happy quilting.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Lovely lovely quilt top. I haven't taken the "wool" plunge yet but I sure admire those who do such fine work.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Paulette, you are doing a lovely job putting the quilt together. I'm sure you will not regret the decision to finish it with the applique border.

    It will be on finished before the frost is on the pumpkin this year.

    May you enjoy it for many years to come.

    ReplyDelete
  29. It's gorgeous, Paulette...and it will be even more so when your finished the borders..
    Julia ♥

    ReplyDelete
  30. Hi! I don't think anyone said FANTABULOUS! yet!
    Don't forget, you will need stitching to do when the Olympics start next weekend! LOL
    Take care, Leslie

    ReplyDelete
  31. It is just beautiful. You did a wonderful job on it.

    ReplyDelete
  32. It is just beautiful. You did a wonderful job on it.

    ReplyDelete
  33. I love it too. it is beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Stunning!! But yes you need to do the vines and berries.

    ReplyDelete
  35. Gorgeous! I've been inspired by you to start collecting wool for applique. I even went to a Goodwill in Portland, OR when I was on vacation visiting my son. I found a 100% virgin wool Army blanket and quickly paid my $14 and brought it home in my suitcase. Then I opened it up to reveal an Army medical insignia and found online that it was from mid-century and very hard to find! I don't dare cut it up now!

    ReplyDelete
  36. Paulette, Paulette, Paulette, you've done it again! Another masterpiece. Fabulous!

    ReplyDelete
  37. It is great without the border...it will be stupendous with it!! It is fantastic!!

    ReplyDelete
  38. This is just adorable - thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  39. Oh, this is so gorgeous! You will enjoy every hand stitch doing those borders, because it will be even more beautiful! Than it already is! Enjoy your weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  40. I love everything about this quilt, especially the grey colours of the background instead of the obvious brown and beige I would have chosen. All this work requires the applique on the borders too. There will be other falls if you don't make it before snow this year!

    ReplyDelete
  41. Oh, Paulette where have I been - I missed this post.

    This quilt is drop dead gorgeous - I always love and enjoy your wool projects. I'm in awe!

    ReplyDelete
  42. Those vines and berries are going to set off that beauty SO well Paulette and you will be so happy to have added them, I'm sure.

    ReplyDelete
  43. Woohoo - it's spectacular, Paulette!!! And yes absolutely it needs the borders - and you know you'll enjoy doing them - this is stunning!

    ReplyDelete