The cool air has got me thinking about the Fall and my favorite color sets! Burnt oranges, deep reds, olives and navies - just love it! In the bottom of my stash I found a huge panel of adorable leaf and pumpkin blocks that were just screaming out to be sewn. I was also lucky enough to find the perfect amount of coordinating fabrics to go with this panel. And with a bit of a modern twist to it, this is what came from it!
I present "Fall Special," original design by me, M. Rose Arts. (47.5" x 47.5") A great seasonal accent piece for a living room or bedroom. It has a touch of Halloween, but not overwhelmingly so that it can still be used through Thanksgiving! (This would make a great hostess gift to a family member for a holiday dinner if you don't have the time to make that green bean casserole...!)
I am really into this new crisp white and simple modern trend that is happening with quilts lately. There is a bigger focus on the fabrics and keeping to a simple pattern, letting the colors become the focus. I am also really a big fan of the no or very little boarder. Boarders have always been my nemesis. It's been easy to come up with a central design for the quilt, but coming up with a boarder that isn't cheesey or too busy or takes away from the top in some way is a miserable task. So this top will be finished off with a simple black binding!
(Fiance' J made the comment, while I was sewing the blocks, that it looks like fancy napkins. He earned a solid eye-rolling!)
Be well and enjoy the gorgeous August weather!
Music: "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke