Fall Colors

A combination of warm orange and yellow hues and cooler browns usher us into the next season. After a long hot summer there is a coziness to fall colors.

One of my go to blocks is the maple leaf. Maybe because maple trees have been a part of my life since birth? Anyway, they speak to me. AND… they play well with all the fall colors.

That’s why after my sewing area was up and running these two items were on top of my project list. First was a smallish table topper. Fits perfect on the living room coffee table or the kitchen table.

maple leaf table topper 2

I’ve amassed an excellent scrap collection over the years. I was taught to not throw anything out and evidently I was taught well. The leaves above were made from bits and pieces as well as the lap quilt below.

Refereed to around the house as The Orange Lap Quilt,  this project I was sure was going to make a serious dent to the scrap pile. I did use up some fabrics but. . . I was wrong.

There is no pattern. I alternated nine patches with hour-glass blocks.

quilt fall 2017

I hand quilt all my work. Someday I may try machine quilting. My friends say it’s easy. However, I LIKE to hand quilt. Therefore I’m not so easily convinced.

quilt fall 2017-3

The scrap pile is still overflowing, telling me I need to seriously work on my scrappy project skills. I’ll get it mastered eventually. But in the meantime I’m sure I’ll be adding to the scrap bag!

Until next time. . .  Happy Stitching!

Sewing Needle with Red Thread


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