Autumn In All its Colours

Hello and Welcome. As you can see I am playing catch up with my blogging. I have spent a couple of days at the computer writing and getting the photos ready for posting. Is it me or does everyone else suddenly look up from their computer and see that 2 hours have past by??  So much time I could be in the sewing room LOL  No wonder I begrudge planting myself here and writing LOL  Oh well , not like I’m going anywhere else but up to the sewing room. This season I think I will be taking a slower pace… yes..I have a big project ahead that I do not want to I’m not giving any hints ha ha. I also have a project that needs finishing..yes  The Lord’s Prayer Sampler…

So for today, and getting to the end of October, I thought I should post the autumn colours I have worked on..Now some of these are from last fall and I know, I hear the gasps out there in the crowd lol  I was so sure I had posted them before that I went looking for them…don’t you hate looking for something that won’t be found ?? So I’m going to lump all the autumn colours into one basket like a big piles of leaves … and please don’t get me going on leaves…mercy!  When we arrived back home after our visited in Nova Scotia , we had such a yard full of leaves on the ground, I thought the clean up was never going to end.

Let’s start with last years quilted centre pieces. The first one is about 42″ square, I like to use, as you can tell by now 🙂  a combination of patchwork and machine embroidery. The leaves on the corners and the circle of fall flowers are machine embroidered. At the time I managed a little free motion quilting in the larger fabric spaces.







This next one is a table runner with a cute country style bow and pumpkin. This pattern came from one of my quilting magazines. If my memory serves me correctly, its about 48″ long.



Also trying my hand/ machine at free motion quilting here and there on the runner.

falldecor1This is a cute piece and at special request. I added the trailing pumpkin to a candle cozy. I used a small button and embroidery floss for the tie. A couple of wraps around the button on the back and its done 🙂

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I was trying something new …for me anyway, the pattern name escapes me right now ??But getting the pieces sewn together and arranged was like putting a puzzle together. I rearranged them 3 times, lol third times a charm they say lol. And I made the table runner reversible. As you can see I tried my hand at free motion quilting on these with the help of my Bernina’s BSR foot. Now if I could just keep my hands steady I think I could do a better job ! Oh yes , these are this years sewing project , so I’m not completely behind …





I saw this cute idea on the web too. Mini pillows with crazy looking pumpkin heads on it, I made some with plaid fabric and some with up-cycled jeans and scraps of felted wool fabric and old buttons, I can never throw buttons away ! The plaid pumpkin heads (lol) are from this year’s crop! 🙂   They are great in a basket or for a shelf sitter.  They are about 4 1/2″ square when finished, its one of those things that you can make it any size you like.





A couple of pumpkin filagree hand towels for the kitchen.





This next one is a combination of the good old penny rugs that I love and machine embroidery. The leaf designs are very dense and the cotton fabric I tried a sew out on bunched up and just didn’t work out. Needless to say I didn’t complete the sew out. That’s when I came up with the idea to machine embroider onto the wool fabric.. its sturdy and has already been preshrunk. I stitched the leaves with words on first and filled in with leaves and acorns stitched on in a blanket stitch, typical for penny rug construction. I added “pennies to the edging. I made it so it would fit our hallway table.







Now from this years pumpkin crop sprang these Halloween treats! Just in time for the big night of ghost and goblins. Ok a little dramatic I know …. I’ve been at the computer way too long LOL

I’m showing you these wall hangings/ table centre pieces unfinished as they were the last thing I was sewing together before packing for the trip east. And once we arrived, well with all the hugs and how are you and look what I made for you, I didn’t get any finished pics.. But I’m sure you all have a great imagination and can invision these all sewn up with black spider and cob web fabric as backing and trim 🙂

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Here’s hoping you all have a Happy and safe Halloween. And don’t take any rotten apples !!!  🙂






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October 29, 2014 · 7:30 PM

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