Isn’t it the perfect way to start fall with a blog hop hosted by Carla at Creatin’ in the Sticks.
Did you check the bloggers who have already shared their posts?
Today I am sharing my day with the following bloggers:
Fall to me is a time to enjoy the colours, the crisp sounds of walking through the leaves, the sounds of the geese who have returned to their winter home here on our golf course, and getting ready to settle in for whatever winter brings us. I’m hoping for a few rainy days to help our firefighters but have been thrilled to get outside the past couple of days and breathe without choking on the smoke.
I had fun doing my project for this hop. It fell within my goal of working from my stash.
I pulled some treasured batik hsts and squares left from a previous project and made a total of 36 hsts which were trimmed to 3 1/2” square.
I played with the layout wanting a design that reminds me of fall in our beautiful British Columbia mountains.
I played with the layout and came up with this:
Once I had the top pieced, I added a 1 1/2” border of leftover gold Stonehenge fabric and an outside 1 1/2” border of teal Stonehenge fabric. The top was sandwiched and quilted in the ditch with a tan Aurifil thread. I had cut some cute Fall leaves and acorns with my Accuquilt dies from more Batik scraps which I had added fusible interfacing to. Then I held my breathe and started stitching with a dense zig zag stitch on my New Home Janome with a beautiful ale green Aurifil thread. It was my first time using this machine for appliqué work and probably only my fifth time doing appliqué. My other machines had issues doing it!
I had wanted the effect of a heavy embroidery stitch. It’s not perfect, but I’m satisfied. 😄
For my backing I had a piece of fabric just the right size for this project.
I trimmed by top and batting carefully, but left my backing fabric 1 1/2” wider than the top. Then I folded the backing to 3/4” and then brought it to the front to make a self binding. Once it was stitched down, I buried my threads and called it a finish.
I’d like to thank Carla for organizing another fun hop, the incredible bloggers for all of the inspiration I have gathered from seeing everyone’s fall/autumn projects, and especially you, for stopping by and taking the time to read my blog.
I do hope you take some time this fall to fondle fabric, go for a walk in the leaves and smell some wood stoves burning. 😄 Carol