Monday, September 18, 2006

Autumn Quilt


I finished my Autumn blocks this afternoon - I haven't started to arrange them yet. They're just laid out in the order I finished them.

I probably won't get the top put together right away. I've got lots of hiking to do this week, we're going to go up to Big Canoe for the weekend, and I really need to start quilting my Aunt's top too. For now I'll leave them laid out and start moving them around until I find a pleasing arrangement.

Not sure about an inner border yet either. I've pulled some fabrics from stash but so far nothing is quite right.

Adam was home briefly today. We had just enough time to meet Keith for lunch and to get him fitted for his tux for the wedding. He'll be Chris' best man.

For those of you who didn't read my previous post - this is a pattern from Bonnie Hunter's website.

37 comments:

quiltpixie said...

this is a beautiful top. I love how the light creamy colours all blend so well..

Norma said...

I love this! Beautiful colours!

computerpeach said...

beautiful!!!

KCQuilter said...

Wow, so gorgeous!! I like the arrangement you have there already.

Linda_J said...

Looks good like it is, Mary but then I hate messing around too much with block placement--don't go by me, LOL. Now if you can keep Chesty off of them!

Dianne said...

Wow,Mary, the blocks are just gorgeous. Can't wait to see what you choose for the borders, and to see the final arrangement

Gail said...

Those colors are a knock out. I don't know if you have to mess with placement much, it looks great as is.

Andrea said...

I like the way they are laid out now!

Patti said...

Just wonderful Mary. The colors are perfect for fall. This will give such a fantastic seasonal look to your room - whichever one you display it in.

Sweet P said...

Wow! The blocks look even better together than they do individually.

Andrea said...

I'm looking at Bonnie's page right now. Did you do the bonus blocks?

Because I'm looking at this pattern and like it but don't really want the bonus blocks.

So could I just sew along the pencil line, trim 1/4 inch away, then just put what would have been the bonus triangles to the side?

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Lovely! And like everyone else - I like the way the blocks are placed now! Sometimes I get my blocks all laid out one way and then my Little Boy re-arranges them for me - and every once in awhile I end up with a surprise, but that's ok. True luxury to be able to leave them displayed like this!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Tazzie said...

I just love it Mary, you've done a wonderful job. The colours are gorgeous, you're right, adding the purple really does work!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

JudyL said...

Mary, it's beautiful! Depending on which way you turn the blocks, I can guess that purple would be my choice for a first border.

Judy L.

cher said...

this quilt is gorgeous Mary! I love the bits of purple in it..you certainly make beautiful blocks!

dot said...

Gorgeous!!!! That is all I can say. Your color choices are great.

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Stunning - leave them as they are! :-)

Hedgehog said...

Wow, these blocks just glow with warmth.

Ruth said...

They are great looking blocks. I love the colours.

Angie said...

Oh Mary, this is GORGEOUS!! I love your color choices! Just beautiful!!

tami said...

It's stunning. I just love your color choices. I think it would look fine no matter how you arranged the blocks. Can't wait to see it complete.

Screen Door said...

I love the blocks, the colors are gorgeous. Looks just like fall.
Melanie

Pam said...

This quilt is so inviting, I just wanna reach out and touch it. Beautiful!!! Absolutely beautiful!

Laurie said...

This quilt makes me feel like I'm at a firewords display. OOOOOOH!! AAAAAAAH!! It's lovely!

Bonnie said...

Oh those colors are luscious! This is going to be one beautiful quilt. Can't wait to see the borders.

Suze said...

Ohhhh --- good quilt. And not at all like Bonnie's....... You are going to enjoy this one..........

Nancy B. said...

It's GORGEOUS!! You started on the 16th!!!! It's quilters like you that make me want to just give up!!! Your work is Beautiful and you have done so much this year alone!! Boy I sure do need some of what ever it is your eating!!! Excellent work!!!! Can't wait to see how it looks when your done.

Elaine Adair said...

Beautiful! And the purple gives even more of a punch!

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

It's lovely - I like the purple in it. It really makes it seem 'more' than an autumn quilt

Sandra said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the purple bits scattered about, and the background looks really warm - makes the whole quilt snuggly and inviting :-)

Cynthia said...

Mary, your quilt is just beautiful. I even called out to DH to come and have a look at the photo and he was very impressed. Now he wants me to make one just like it :-)

candyschultz said...

Very gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Mary, this quilt really sparkles!
Sheila in Ohio

Samantha said...

the quilt looks amazing- those colors are perfect for autumn!!

Shelina said...

Ooh I love this quilt. It is like a fall day, but a beautiful one with sunny blue skies, where you enjoy the cool temperature, but don't think of the upcoming winter ahead.

EileenKNY said...

Oh Mary!!! I absolutely love those colors! WOW!!!

Hanne said...

The fall blocks looks gorgeous !