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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Fall Color in my Home

I'm not working on a fall project right now but I thought you might like to see some of the wallhangings I put up in my house each fall.

I made this wallhanging from a pattern called "Fall Memories" designed by Edyta Sitar. Cutting out and fusing the pieces for those skinny blackberry branches was interesting! I machine quilted the leaf veins, pumpkin and stitched in the ditch around the border but didn't do anything in the background. I wish I were a better machine quilter but I simply don't take the time to learn and practice.

Here's my Purple Pumpkin Berries quilt hanging in our entryway. The pattern is by Needl'Love. Keeping it real here - that mirror needs cleaning and I just cleaned it a week ago! Guess I didn't do a very good job. If you'd like to know why there are purple berries on this quilt, go to this post. You can also see better photos of it and the beautiful quilting done by a local machine quilter!

On the top of the dresser is a log cabin doll quilt I made and hand quilted for the Small Quilt challenge earlier this year.

This wallhanging was a BOM at a local quilt shop but I waited until it was nearly over to sign up and then waited even longer to work on it. Its called "Forgotten Farms" and was designed by Bee Creative. Its fusible applique and I did machine quilt it myself, a mistake as the stitches are very close together. I drape it from the plant ledge in our living room and secure it with some crocks.

Fall is really my favorite season of the year and its probably the time of the year when I start the most quilt projects! This year, however, instead of starting something new, I'm continuing to work on the selvage quilt and have also been mostly cutting and prepping clamshells from my stash.
Will give you a peek at my projects next week!

11 comments:

  1. oh this barn quilt is beautiful
    I have a thing for barns! what a great quilt I am glad you have it out to enjoy!
    Kathie

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  2. You have some outstanding wall hangings. They all illustrate the best of autumn.

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  3. All three of those fall quilts are really pretty! You put a lot of effort into applique. Wow. I'm very impressed. The Forgotten Barns hanging is especially nice.

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  4. What a lovely collection of fall themed quilts. I love the pumpkin one especially - and the barn and the first one. lol
    thanks for sharing these

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  5. Oh so beautiful and inspiring Mayleen. Don't have a favorite because I like them all.

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  6. What beautiful fall quilts!!

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  7. Ohhh what a beautiful quilts !! I esp. love that Purple Pumpkin Berries, never seen that pattern before. I just LOVE pumpkins !!

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  8. I especially love the Purple Pumpkin Berries. I'm going to look for that pattern. I love Fall quilts.....yours are beautiful.

    I'm your newest follower....#100.... Congratulations. I was hoping to reach the 100th follower by the end of the Fall-into-Fall Giveaway...I may fall just a wee bit short. Have a wonderful day!

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  9. Your quilts are so beautiful and I love how you quilted them. I have never done fusible applique, but I love the realism in the pieces, something I will have to try.

    Debbie

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  10. I'm not a fan of autumn myself, but I love the colours in your quilts. The barn one is great.

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  11. I love yur barn/log cabin farm wall hanging. Great colors!

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