I love color, so I admit to often bypassing neutrals but that's the scrap color of the month at RSC. I have an actual brown scrap bin, and used it this month
I have shared my process weekly with the acorns starting with the pattern, tiny scraps cut just so and sewn with care into 6" blocks!
in making the block you do HST units by sewing, flipping open and trimming little triangle pieces of brown. I turned those into improv geese, as I love to do...
|and sewed 2" strips to the geese units|
and put them between the acorns to make a mantle piece for our long fireplace
After it was quilted I fused on shiny copper leaves and baguette beads to catch the light of the fall lights already there
a pretty brown binding of a coffee print fabric worked for the binding, some leaves quilted in the ends with copper metallic thread
how to hang it stumped me, so to just get it up there for this year, I pinned ribbons along the length, just under the binding, and taped them to the top of the mantle which you can only see when you hover over it...
I took this pretty picture before I centered it, heh heh... excited to finish something!
So it's interesting to me, that one block can be used in so many ways.... I bet the designer made a quilt with them... I made a long quilt 10" X 68"
Oh and we live in Colorado, in a (public ) golf course community that has open areas and ponds, that attract Canadian geese all winter. Lately I'm in love with doing improv geese. I like to work in seasonal colors too. This quilt was made for the Table Scraps challenge to interpret "Mini" and my acorn blocks which finish at 6" have about 30 pieces in each....those geese are also tiny
I was looking through my Christmas fabrics to make this last week
in fact the selvedge says Alma Lynne 1997!! It's a canvas fabric, really suited to aprons
since I've been baking so much the last few years, it was time don't you think?
the pocket says Santa's Helper.... I think I'll use this apron today when I try again to make rugalach, and a big pot of veggie soup. I successfully made my own flaky crust for the pecan pie also made yesterday!
Time to pack up the pumpkins and fall decorations and think about Christmas lights. We'll try to clear the dead leaves out of the rocks in the bright Colorado sunshine, in 60 deg weather near December. Our recent snows are melted, and it's time to start thinking of Christmas!
want to paint? I like this instructor for her clear and easy tutorials
and a fast paper star to make, imagine these as a banner!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=patGIBQCwZs
happy Arting y'all